Midnight Special Concerts

The Main Stages shows end by 11:00pm, but the music doesn’t stop. This year we’ll be taking over Ponderosa Hall, adjacent to the Main Stage for intimate showcase performances in a club-like setting.

  • Doors open at 11:00pm and with the show starting at 11:30pm.
  • Adult beverages will be available.
  • Tickets are $25, and on-sale now!
  • These events are only open to Festival attendees (one-day Festival pass or 4-day full-festival pass).

Friday June 14
11:00p Door / 11:30p Show
Ponderosa Hall, Nevada County Fairgrounds

Laurie Lewis and Friends

Celebrating Women in Bluegrass

Alice Gerard’s 90th birthday is coming up on July 8, so we thought this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the often-overlooked contributions of Alice and many other female bluegrass musicians, singers and songwriters. Alice is busy back in North Carolina so couldn’t attend. But we’ll be celebrating the contribution of women in Bluegrass music with a one-time performance by Laurie Lewis and an all-star group of friends. It promises to be a special evening of music.

Musician performing on stage with a mandolin.

Saturday June 15
11:00p Door / 11:30p Show
Ponderosa Hall, Nevada County Fairgrounds

Frank Solivan and Friends

The Grass Valley Spirit

Frank Solivan has been making his annual pilgrimage to the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival since he was a young lad. We’re proud that he’s back this year with his Multi-grammy nominated band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen on our Main Stage this year. But while back in California, Frank wanted a chance to join up with some of his old pickin’ buddies and play some favorite tunes that he doesn’t usually get to fit into his regular show. And we wanted to be there to listen! Join us for Frank Solivan and his special guests to see the sparks fly in a one-time event you won’t want to miss.

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