CBA Membership

Why Become a CBA Member?

Since 1975 there have always been some great reasons to join the California Bluegrass Association.
And we’ve just added some important new member benefits.

Membership Benefits

You will receive significant ticket discounts for CBA events, including the Father’s Day Festival and members-only room pricing for the Great 48 Jam, South State 48 Jam, and other upcoming events. You’ll see all our events listed here.


Your subscription to the Bluegrass Breakdown newsletter will be delivered to your mailbox every month.

You will be eligible to join the CBA Board of Directors and help us steer a path to the future. More information here.

Gain access to the CBA’s Darrell Johnston Kids Instrument Lending Library – you can borrow a wide range of instruments for your kids at no charge! Learn more here

Clarion Associates, Inc Musical Instrument Insurance is pleased to offer outstanding, low-cost, all-risk insurance coverage for musical instruments at a discount to all CBA members. To start a policy, use the Clarion website and select CBA in the check-box menu; or call 1-800-VIVALDI (option 3); or email [email protected] and mention that you are a CBA member. (Subject to underwriting laws in each state; not all will qualify.)

Discounted subscription rates for Acoustic Guitar magazine – your first year subscription is FREE for CBA members and only $20 per year after that. This is a bi-monthly magazine that serves the practical needs of all acoustic guitar players, young and old, beginning and experienced.  It focuses on musical instruction, information, inspiration, advice, and is the voice of the acoustic guitar community. Contact us at [email protected] for your discount code

Discount of 10% for your annual subscription to No Depression, the beautiful quarterly, ad-free, long-form journal on roots music that is published by the FreshGrass Foundation. Each issue features original in-depth articles and artist profiles, original illustrations, and stunning photography. Contact us at [email protected] for your discount code.

Discount of 15% for your annual subscription to Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, which was founded in 1966 and is now published by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, KY. Contact us at
[email protected] for your discount code

We have arranged with ASCAP and BMI to allow CBA members to produce House Concerts in private homes and be covered under CBA’s Performance Rights Organization (PRO) license. The only requirement is that you’re a current CBA member, and are using an invitation list with no public marketing. If you want to produce a larger event, contact your Regional Director about how CBA can help.

The most important benefit of all : You’ll become a member of the CBA Community and be doing your part to preserve and promote Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music in California.

Additional member benefits are planned for 2022. Don’t miss out!