The California Bluegrass Association presents…


South State 48
Bluegrass by the Sea

Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel – 850 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

Change the strings, tune up the banjo, rosin the fiddle bow and dust off your dancing shoes! The California Bluegrass Association has a brand-new event coming up Nov 5-7th in beautiful Carlsbad, CA at the Carlsbad by the Sea Hotel. We hope you are as excited as we are about getting back together and playing music in person at the inaugural South State 48!

Raffle & Merchandise

We’ve got merchandise and raffle tickets! Stop by the Lanai Conference room and pick up some sweet South State 48 gear. There will be limited amounts of commemorative Trucker Caps, Can Koozies, Key Chains and Stickers for sale.

In addition to merchandise, we are raffling off a brand-new Deering Goodtime Two Banjo and a Paul Beard signature respohonic guitar by Gold Tone.

Many thanks do Deering for sponsoring South State 48. This iconic SoCal banjo company is in Spring Valley, California, just 10 miles East of downtown San Diego.

The Raffle opens on Nov 4th and closes January 8th at the Great 48 where the drawing will take place. You don’t need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $25 for six tickets.

To order tickets by mail, click HERE to download and print the order form.

Through the CBA and hundreds of volunteer hours, we have been able to provide free concerts, workshops, jamming, and steeply discounted hotel rooms. Show your appreciation for these volunteers and CBA by purchasing merchandise and raffle tickets. Doing so will help ensure the growth of bluegrass and the continuation of this event in SoCal. 

Don’t forget to pick up your goodie bag! We’ve got gift bags for the first hundred registered guests. These will be available for pickup Friday afternoon in the Lanai Conference room.