The California Bluegrass Association presents…


Attend the Inaugural South State 48 in Carlsbad, CA

This event is open to the public. Rooms for South State 48 at the Carlsbad by the Sea hotel have sold out but don’t fret, there are other hotels and RV parks nearby. Scroll down for details. 

The inaugural South State 48 – Bluegrass by the Sea

Carlsbad, CA

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

In the winter of 2020 the California Bluegrass Association created a Southern California task force with instructions to find venues to host Bluegrass-based events. These dedicated volunteers identified a need for a large-scale event in SoCal that could bring members together from throughout the Southwest. An extensive search yielded a gem of a venue in the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel.

Stay tuned! More events, such as concerts, music camps and jams, will pop up in SoCal in the near future. For now we’re just tickled to announce the inaugural South State 48 – Bluegrass by the Sea.

This is a jamming event! Tune up your guitar, rosin up that fiddle bow, and get ready to pick 24/7. You can play music in the beautiful tree-filled courtyard all day and night. When you get hungry (for something besides music), check out the Windmill Food Hall, conveniently located adjacent to the hotel. This brand-new food venue features a dozen different restaurants and a full bar. Jamming is also welcome inside the Windmill Food Hall during their normal hours.

This event features all-night jamming rooms and quiet hours rooms. Jamming is welcome 24/7 in designated all-night jamming rooms, on room patios, and in the courtyard that is surrounded by our room block. We don’t have the entire hotel reserved, so please be mindful and considerate of other hotel guests at all times. Late night music will only be allowed in the above mentioned locations.

About the Room Block

Rooms for South State 48 at the Carlsbad by the Sea hotel have sold out in record time! CBA initially blocked out 71 rooms for this event and due to extreme interest and demand the block was quickly increased to over 100 rooms. As of July 1st all rooms have sold out.

But don’t fret, you can still attend the event. If you need a place to stay we recommend trying the Fairfield Inn & Suites located less than two miles away. There are also other hotels in the vicinity, but sorry, the only discounted CBA room block was at the host hotel.

This event is open to the public. You don’t have to be a CBA member to attend, but we hope you’ll consider joining! To become a CBA Member visit:

For more information about the hotel Carlsbad by the Sea visit Please do NOT try to book a room online, as we have sold out of the group block. Instead try calling the hotel at 1-800-266-7880. Let them know that you are a CBA member checking on availability of the room blocks (codes “247Jam” or “QuietHours”), however rates quoted may be at their Best Available Rate at the time of the request.

RV Spots

RV spots at the Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel have sold out. If you plan on attending and bringing an RV please reach out to either the Paradise By The Sea RV Resort (5.9 miles from the host hotel) or the Oceanside RV Resort (5.9 miles from the host hotel). As of the middle of September both resorts had spots available for fifth-wheel, A B and C class motorhomes, pop-ups, travel trailers and truck campers. We suggest calling the resorts and speaking with a representative. Call the Paradise By The Sea RV resort at (760) 439-1376 or call the Oceanside RV Resort at (760) 722-4404.