The California Bluegrass Association presents…

Father’s Day Festival

Our 2022 Father’s Day Bluegrass festival will be held June 16 through 19, 2022, at our usual location – the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California.

Tickets go on sale soon and are expected to sell out fast!


Since the very first Father’s Day Festival in 1976, the California Bluegrass Association’s annual festival has become one of the premier events in West Coast Bluegrass, a showcase for traditional and progressive Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music.

The list of performers who have graced our multiple stages over the years include beloved national touring bands and emerging California artists (some of whom have gone on to nationally prominent careers). Our popular Vern’s Stage features California acts between main stage performances.

Add in the multitude of campsite jams that spring up all over the beautiful grounds, and this is an event where – almost literally – the music never stops!

FDF: a reputation for presenting some of the best performers in Bluegrass and Old-time music anywhere!

RV and tent camping amongst the trees in a spectacular Sierra Nevada foothills location, complete with bathrooms, showers, and a food court that make the living easy!

Fun for the whole family!

World-class music instruction programs and workshops!

Kids on Bluegrass  June 16-18
Youth Academy  June 15-18
Adult Music Camp  June 12- 15
Drop-in Workshops  June 17-19

And some of the best (and most welcoming) jamming you will find anywhere!