Annual Father’s Day Festival & Music Camp – 2nd Week in June
The two premier events for the Northern California Bluegrass Association are happening this month.
Day Festival runs from Thursday, June 13th to Sunday, June 16th. 1, 3 & 4 day tickets are available at
For more information on the festival go to
The annual music
camp precedes the festival, running from Sunday, June 9th – Wednesday, June 12th. You can find out more about the
Registration forms are at
The Old Pals, May 31st, Drake’s Barn, West Sacramento
The Old Pals is a California based Bluegrass band bonded by decades long friendships and mutual love of traditional Bluegrass and
country music and they enjoy the camaraderie of playing together whenever the members other individual band schedules permit. Most
of the Pals have known each other since the early days of Bluegrass in California. Each member of the Old Pals has been active as
“movers and shakers” in the Bluegrass community for many years. Butch, Larry and Paul have been recognized for their contributions
and achievements by the California Bluegrass Association with Life member status awards. But the Old Pals don’t just rest on their
laurels, they bring an old school, energetic, paint peeling, and soulful brand of Bluegrass picking and singing that is sure to captivate
and have you tappin’ your toes! May 31st, 7 – 9:30 pm at Drake’s Barn, 985 Riverfront St, West Sacramento. (510) 423-0971,
Left of Cool, June 1st, The Side Door, Sacramento
Left of Cool are known for their hot pickin’ and sweet harmony singing. Left of Cool consists of long time area musician Hugh Hoeger,
(The Piney Creek Weasels, Sierra Blue, Uncommon Ground and many more) and Sheri Hoeger (also with Sierra Blue). They are
joined by the inexplicable Tom Gunterman ( Walking Spanish, Jackie Green, A whole lot of little big band) on fiddle and vocals. Satur
day, June 1, 7 PM, The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento. 916-442-8282, $20, tickets at
FY5 (Contemporary Bluegrass), June 21st, Palms Playhouse, Winters
Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass tradi
tions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listen
ers with stories of common struggles and big ideas. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled
21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting. June 21st, 8 PM, at the Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, $21/$12 Stu
2019 Sacramento PorchFest, Band Submissions
Here’s an opportunity for Bluegrass and Old-time Bands to play at the 2019 Sacramento PorchFest. It’s a volunteer gig that supports
local non-profits. The event will take place sometime at the end of September/Beginning of October. If your band would like to partici
pate, you can apply at the following link. Please note Sac PorchFest is organized by local volunteers who love music and community.
Here’s the submission form:
Festivals & Camps
CBA Music Camp:
June 9 – 12, Grass V alley,
CBA Youth Academy:
June 9 – 12, Grass Valley,
CBA Father’s Day Festival:
June 13 – 16, Grass Valley,
Susanville Bluegrass Festival:
June 21-23, Susanville, CA,
River Tunes Music Camp:
July 22 – 26, San Luis Obispo, CA,
Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival:
August 8-11, Hollister,
August 16 – 18, Vista, CA,
Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival:
August 30 – September 1, Quincy, CA,
CBA Fall Campout:
14 – 20 October, Lodi, CA,
Unless otherwise indicated, these events are without charge as far as I know, but patronage of the venue is expected. The times listed
are show times; doors open at least a half hour earlier. Come out & support these venues that produce our music. House concerts are
by donation, all of which typically goes to the artists, & are open to the public. Call for reservations & directions.
1st Sunday monthly, 1-5 PM, dance lessons at 12:30, Machinist’s Hall, 2749 Sunrise Blvd, Rancho Cordova,
The Studebakers & Stagecoach West:
June 5, 7 PM, (Bluegrass), the Fig Tree 222 Vernon St, Roseville,
June 7,4-6 PM, (Wagon Train Celebration), Pollock Pines Community Center, 2675 Sanders Drive, Pollock Pines,
The Good Bad with Kyle:
June 7, 9:15 PM – 12:30, (newgrass/progressive bluegrass), Crazy Horse Saloon, 230 Commercial St,
Nevada City, $10, 530-265-4000,
Fox & Goose, 1001 R St, Sacramento, 916-443-8625, Free,
June 14, 7:30, (Singer Songwriter/Folk),
Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St, Winters, $18/Students $12, 530-795-1825,
Past Due & Payable:
June 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392,
June 21-22, Susanville Bluegrass Festival, Lassen County Fairgrounds,
June 22, 10 AM-Noon, Flower Farm Cafe, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd, Loomis; Free, 916-652-5661
Classic Nashville Road Show:
June 23, 2PM and 7 PM, Harris Center for the Arts / Three Stages at Folsom Lake College,10 College
Parkway, Folsom. $21-$52, 916-608-6888,
Old Blind Dogs:
June 27, 8 PM, (Scottish band),The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters, $22/$12 students, 530-795-1825,
Barwick & Siegfried:
June 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392,
July 6, 6:00-8:00 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020,
Regular Monthly Jams
Boeger Winery Summer Jam,
1st Sunday of the month, 1-4 PM at the Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville. Hill Country
will host an acoustic bluegrass, folk, old time and country jam, Beginners to pros are welcomed. We’ll do this all summer into cold
Every Wednesday, 6 – 9 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020.
Open mike & jam.
Every Wednesday, 6 – 9 PM, Ol’ Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-264-7263,
Every Thursday, 7 – 10 PM, Fifth String, 2900 Franklin Blvd @ 4th, Sacramento, 916-442-8282,
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, Folk Jam, Fig Tree Coffee Art and Music Lounge, 222 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-622-2467
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6 – 9 PM, McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, 707-448-8963.
1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Thursdays, 6 – 9 PM, Landmark Baptist Church, 609 Figueroa, Folsom, 916-770-7340.
New pickers welcome.
1st Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020.
Acoustic guitar club.
1st Wednesday, 5:30-8:30 PM, Porchlight Brewing Co, 866 57th St, Sacramento, 916-476-5384
2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Old-Time Fiddlers, Orangevale Grange Hall, 5805 Walnut,
2nd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Tower Brewing Jam, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, Bob A. Jam, 916-272-4472,
2nd Sunday, 4 – 6 PM, California Organics, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City, 530-265-9392,
2nd Thursday, 6 – 9 PM, Bluegrass jam in Sacramento area homes. 916-770-7340
New pickers welcome.
2nd Thursday, 7 – 8:30 PM, Acoustic Guitar Club, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786,
3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th St B, Sacramento, 916-705-6569,
3rd Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Monte Vista Inn, 32106 Ridge Rd, Dutch Flat, 530-389-2333.
Strictly old-time jam!
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 PM, Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 E Bidwell, Folsom, 916-984-3020.
Beginning bluegrass club.
3rd Thursday, 7:30 – 10 PM, Old Ironsides, 1901 10th St, Sacramento, 916-443-9751,
3rd Saturday, 3 PM, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786,
4th Sunday, 1 – 4 PM, Sactown Union Brewery, 1210 66th Street Sacramento, 916-272-4472,
4th Tuesday, 6 – 9 PM, Two Rivers Cider, 4311 Attawa Ave Suite 103, Sacramento, Kim A. jam, 916-456-1614,
4th Thursday, 6 – 9 PM, Americana/Bluegrass Jam, The Strum Shop, 209 Vernon, Roseville, 916-787-8786,
Floating Jams Without Long Term Schedules
Saturday, June 8, 12 – 4 PM, Clubhouse at 6211 Summerset Lane, Citrus Heights; Preston’s Jam, 916-572-0692
From Your Publisher
Some of the copy in this newsletter may not be original but gathered from various sources & adapted to fit into this newsletter format.
Since the CBA does not fund this newsletter, I need your help to support this newsletter for distribution at music stores & festivals. You
can send your donation of cash or check payable to Ron Dale to the address at the top of this newsletter. For mid-month updates
check Sacramento Bluegrass on Facebook. Events listed are current at the time of publication as far as I know but are subject to
change or cancellation. Before traveling to an event, it is always advisable to call ahead to check the time & ensure that it is taking
place as scheduled.
Sacramento Bluegrass Newsletter – June 2019
Sac Bluegrass <[email protected]>
Mon 5/27/2019 7:51 AM
Editor’s Notes to the attached Newsletter
I’ve highlighted the following events in our area for June and early May:
Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival & Music Camp – Grass Valley
The Old Pals (Bluegrass Band) – West Sacramento
Left of Cool – Sacramento
FY5 (Bluegrass Band) – Winters
Don’t forget to look through “Other Events” to find other local and touring artist performing in our area, including but not limited to:
The Studebakers & Stagecoach West – Roseville
Mosquito Road – Pollock Pines
The Good Bad with Kyle – Nevada City
Barwick & Siegfried – Nevada City
Hill Country – Folsom
Also note that
It’s not too late to get your tickets to the Father’s Day Festival which will occur in the 2nd week of June