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A “Virtual” Father’s Day Festival
CBA’s Webcast Series raises $40,000 for Bands and Instructors


There is no substitute for the Father’s Day Festival each summer, but in 2021 the CBA made an ambitious attempt to fill the void through Turn Your Radio OnLINE – a series of weekly webcasts concluding on Father’s Day weekend – June 20.  Over the five-week series, CBA presented nearly 17 hours of programming featuring 32 performances of Bluegrass and Old-time music. The series was accompanied by an online silent auction and a raffle. Many of the bands you would have enjoyed at Grass Valley contributed their talents, including the Tim O’Brien Band, the Kathy Kallick Band, Lonesome River Band, and Special Consensus. The series also featured special appearances by Molly Tuttle, Peter Rowan, Tony Kamel (of Wood & Wire), Leroy Troy, and many more.

Each week TYRO also featured kids’ songs from the CBA Youth program and a series of “Pocket Lessons” from top Bluegrass and Old-time instructors.  The series culminated with the gala webcast on June 20, featuring many of the performers that we had hoped to be with in person at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival.

The project was made possible by a group of over two dozen dedicated CBA volunteers, tackling all tasks including administering the auction, video production and promotion. CBA raised over $40,000 through the project – a combination or tips, donations, auction and raffle revenue and other support.  These funds were used to support Bluegrass and Old-time musicians and help defray financial losses of the CBA.  

Mile Twelve

Becky Buller with Ned Luberecki

Jeremy & Corrina
“The Stephens Brothers”

The Onlies

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