The California Bluegrass Association presents…


South State 48
Bluegrass by the Sea

November 3 – 6, 2022 

The entire Carlsbad By The Sea hotel is Sold Out. Please consider booking a room at a nearby hotel.

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.

This event is open to the public. You do not need a room to attend. Need a room? Please book a room at a nearby hotel.


You can now be put on a list for an RV reservation spot for South State 48. Only a few of these spots are available. Send an email to [email protected] and include your first name, last name, total length of RV and class of vehicle. This is dry RV camping on the parking lot of a hotel. This is not a traditional camping festival; this is a hotel event.

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!

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.

    The California Bluegrass Association is thrilled to announce the addition of “Songs and Stories with Herb Pedersen” at the upcoming South State 48 Vol II Jamming Festival.

    In addition to Herb Pedersen we have performances with Solid Gold Stranger, Water Tower and the Matt Michienzie Band.

    collage of performers at South State 48 2022

    Thank you to our generous sponsors!

    Many thanks to our current sponsors Project Barley Brewery, the Museum of Making Music, Shubb Capos, ThinkTank Too Inc, All Grass Music, Huck Finn Jubilee, Balanced Body Therapeutic Massage, Bluegrass on the Beach, and Executive Pools INC.

    collage of South State 48 sponsor logos

    We are looking for sponsors to help support the South State 48. Your contributions will help sustain the mission of the California Bluegrass Association to 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.

    We have sponsorship opportunities starting at just $100. Email [email protected] for more information.