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2020 Festival Cancelled

UPDATE 6-10-20 The Summergrass Board has always prided itself in presenting a festival that was friendly, safe and welcoming. This year was no exception. We were on our way to having a wonderful event. Every year there are always things that pop up which we have to find a way to work around or adjust to the circumstances. […]

High Mountain Road

This local San Diego band features a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass to their ever-expanding audience. This five-piece group combines hard-driving instrumental style with unique vocals. https://www.facebook.com/HighMountainRoad/ Yukon Jack Lohman – guitar, vocals; B.K. Nicholson – mandolin, vocals; Dan Sankey – fiddle, vocals; Brent Gutzwiller – banjo, vocals; Tad VanAllen – bass

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Virtual Strangers Bluegrass Band

The Virtual Strangers, 2007 Arizona Bluegrass Band contest winners, bring a great mixture of traditional and progressive songs. Their sound is a mixture of the traditional with Stanley, Monroe, and Flatt & Scruggs material along with more progressive material from Blue Highway, Lonesome River Band and Del McCoury. They have shared the stage with Rhonda […]

Hot October

With their debut album receiving notable acclaim, this acoustic quintet is already making waves as one of the few true crossover bluegrass bands. Recent main stage performances at the Northwest String Summit, Mateel Summer Arts Festival, and Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest have cemented Hot October as a SoCal favorite. While it might not be that […]

Bluegrass Brethren

In 1977, three men from Long Beach, Don Anderson, Craig Furlong and Tim Bryant were leading music in their adult church class. It was their custom to invite someone, once a month, to do special music there. After a few months, the three thought “why don’t we work up some music for class and be […]