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The California Bluegrass Association is an all‐volunteer organization. Our festivals, our campouts, our kids programs, our concerts, our website…..everything we do is done with PEOPLE POWER. We’re very, very proud of that. More than anything else, it demonstrates the dedication and the commitment we feel for the music we love and for our friends within this great community.

The CBA values each and every member in our Bluegrass and Old-time music family.  Only with our many faithful and hardworking volunteers is it possible to put on the Fathers Day Festival at Grass Valley and our other wonderful events around the state.

The CBA community welcomes you!  If you would like to volunteer some of your energy and creativity, please contact:

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Member Giving


Give the Gift of Membership

Your enthusiasm for Bluegrass and Old-time music can be shared with others by giving a CBA membership. This could plant the seed that causes the lucky recipient to become “hooked on Bluegrass.”  Please contact

Become a Sponsor

We invite you to help underwrite CBA events by sponsoring or co-sponsoring an event or an activity at an event (such as the dinner at a campout or a band). This is a good way for those who own businesses to help the CBA and to enjoy a tax deduction as well.  Please contact

Give a Music Camp Scholarship

A great way to help preserve our Bluegrass and Old-time heritage is to get more people playing or performing the music we love. Those who attend the CBA Music Camp always come away with more knowledge of their instrument (or voice), skill in performing, and enthusiasm for playing and singing. Through the generosity of others, some less fortunate students are able to attend on donated scholarships.  Contact


Financial donations have been a mainstay of the Association since the beginning. For assistance in setting up trusts, bequests, and other planned gifts please contact our Executive Director at,  All contributions to the CBA are tax deductible.

Kids Instrument Lending Library

Banjos, fiddles, guitars, basses, dobros, and mandolins can all be donated to the Lending Library.   Please contact

Become a CBA Board Member

New Board members are always welcome, and we invite you to join us!

The CBA Board of Directors consists of 11 members from around the State of California Balloting is conducted electronically each year, starting on September 1.