The California Bluegrass Association presents…

Turn Your Radio OnLine

The CBA needs your support to fulfill our Mission of preserving Bluegrass and Old-time music

The California Bluegrass Association presents…

Enjoy free live shows featuring the finest in Bluegrass and Old-time music.

Silent Auction and Fine Instrument Raffle support musicians impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Amazing Instruments
  • Vacation Get-aways
  • Rare Bluegrass Memorabilia

Win this santa cruz Tony Rice Signature Guitar!

Win this Taylor AD17 Guitar!

Enjoy a fun and entertaining evening of Bluegrass & Old-time Music. It’s a way for us to stay connected AND to lend your support by donating, bidding in our auction, and purchasing raffle tickets. You can also tip the performing artists!

You’ll find the live stream here on this web site, and on the CBA Facebook page and the CBA YouTube channel.

Live Shows, Saturday at 6pm PDT

May 22nd
June 19th

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

The Price Sisters

The COVID-19 Pandemic hit the music community hard.

The past year has been tough. We miss seeing you at our Father’s Day Festival at Grass Valley and other CBA Events. But let’s get together online to support the CBA and our community of musicians.

 

The year the music stopped.

Performance venues and festivals closed, leaving performers without work. Music instructors couldn’t meet with students. Enthusiasts and amateur musicians lost an important sense of community, when private and public spaces that had hosted long-standing jams had to put such gatherings on indefinite hold.

Like most arts organizations, the CBA has been hard hit by the COVID pandemic.

Without the ability to hold festivals, camp outs, or concerts, the majority of the income that sustained our work disappeared. However, even as we struggled to cope with the significant setbacks of 2020, the CBA responded to the Pandemic with new ways of both connecting with and supporting our community, helping them to bridge across the tough times. We launched Turn Your Radio OnLine, a streaming webcast series that aired in May and June to raise funds for COVID Artist Relief. We also initiated development of an online academy to support socially-distanced youth with ongoing music education and social interaction.

In 2021, the CBA needs your help in order to fulfill our mission of nurturing the traditional American art forms of Bluegrass, Old-time, and Gospel music.

We’re bringing back our acclaimed Turn Your Radio OnLine webcast to support our cause and reconnect our community. Your tax-deductible donation to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization will allow us to continue our outreach and support work, until we can once again return to hosting live events.

Support the CBA …and Turn Your Radio OnLine

Free-to-view, live-streamed, Bluegrass and Old-time performances from emerging California acts as well as Nationally-Prominent artists.

You can tip the performers via a “virtual tip jar” as they are playing – providing much appreciated support in these challenging times.

You’ll be able to bid on fine instruments, historical Bluegrass memorabilia, gift certificates, and really cool items donated by some of your favorite artists.

Final Silent Auction bidding and our live Raffle drawing will take place during our June 19th Turn Your Radio OnLine show.

All proceeds go to the California Bluegrass Association.

Email [email protected] to:

  • Donate items for the auction
  • Volunteer
  • Become a sponsor
  • Ask a question

FAQs

When are the shows?

Our 2021 webcasts will take place Saturday April 24th, May 22nd, and June 19th at 6 pm PDT

How do I watch the shows?

Links to stream the webcasts will be available here on the California Bluegrass Association website. You can view the performances at the top of this page, or on the CBA Facebook page or CBA YouTube channel.

Which artists are playing?
We’re talking with acts previously scheduled to appear at Father’s Day Festivals that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as other friends of the CBA. As acts are confirmed, they’ll be posted here. Follow us for updates.
Will artists comply with Social Distancing Requirements?
We’ll strictly observe rules for live acts. Some bands will be represented by a single member, or a duo that’s sheltering together. We’re also supporting bands with creative ways to perform together at a distance. It’ll be new and fun!
How do I bid on Auction items?
Our auction starts in early April on this website and ends at conclusion of the live webcast on June 19th. See more info and register to bid at Auction.
How do I buy Raffle Tickets?

Raffle Ticket Sales are available starting in late April, and are also available during our live webcasts. The Raffle ends with a live drawing at the conclusion of our live webcast on June 19th. More info will be posted when the Raffle opens

Can I Donate an Item to the Auction or Raffle to support the CBA?

Yes, Please! Contact us at [email protected]

Can I help support the CBA?

Absolutely! You can Donate. And starting in April, you can bid to win exciting Auction items, or purchase Raffle tickets. Do you have items you’d like to contribute to the Auction or Raffle? Email [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors

A special thank you to those who support the CBA. Find out how you can become a sponsor today.