The California Bluegrass Association presents…


South State 48
Bluegrass by the Sea

November 3 – 6, 2022


We welcome everyone to book their room at the Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel.  Please note: only CBA members can receive the discounted hotel room rates.  We invite you to become a CBA member (the discounted room rate savings will more than offset your membership fee).   

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. Late night music will not be allowed in the quiet hour rooms.

  • Click Here to book your room.
  • Be sure to become a CBA member before applying for the discounted rate.
  • To book your room at the discounted rate you’ll need to enter a group code.
  • Use group code jam247 to get a discount on a 24/7 jamming room or use group code quietzone to get a discount on quiet hours rooms.
  • You may also call the hotel at (760) 438-7880 to book your room – be sure to mention the group code.
  • Rooms must be reserved for at least two nights.
  • You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up until 48 hours before the event starts.

We strongly recommend you book your room ASAP. Last year rooms sold out quickly, and we suspect they will again this year.

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 food venue features a dozen different restaurants and a full bar.

We’ve listened to your feedback, and this year we will have even more musical workshops for beginner and intermediate participants to learn about their instrument, vocals, and the business side of music. We’re also bringing back evening band performances! This is a family friendly event and we’re working on hosting programs just for the little ones. Stay tuned here for updates about workshops, bands, and kid activities.

Bands will be announced soon! Interested in performing at South State 48 – Volume Two? Please contact Danny “Hootenanny” Clark by clicking here.

COVID-19 Information

Nobody has a crystal ball accurate enough to predict what issues Covid or something else might create in November – but rest assured that CBA will be following best practices for keeping attendees safe.  As of now that means:

  • Attendees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result
  • Masks are optional but recommended for any crowded indoor settings.

We will email registrants and update this website with any changes regarding health policies for this event.


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The California Bluegrass Association is a California non-profit corporation founded in 1974 to promote, encourage, foster, and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, support, and performance of Bluegrass, Old-time, gospel, and traditional instrumental and vocal music of the United States.