More About Bluegrass

The California Bluegrass Association is the largest collection of bluegrass and old-time music lovers anywhere. It sponsors music festivals and jam sessions all over the state, teaches kids and adults to play, and publishes the indispensable Bluegrass Breakdown newspaper to keep you informed about this booming musical genre. If you like bluegrass, old-time or gospel music, you ought to be a member!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society sponsors bluegrass concerts and gatherings from Santa Cruz up to Oakland. It's behind the popular Bluegrass on Broadway series in Redwood City, the Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, and much more.

The Handsome Ladies is a nonprofit that promotes and supports women bluegrass players of all levels. They host frequent ladies-only jams, participate at bluegrass festivals, and offer educational workshops and events to advance female musicians within the bluegrass community while helping to preserve the traditions and culture of bluegrass and American roots music.

The International Bluegrass Music Association is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The Bluegrass Situation runs the annual LA Bluegrass Situation Festival in the heart of Los Angeles. On the web, it offers unique, quality content covering the international scene, ranging from traditional bluegrass to progressive folk rock, Americana, roots, and everything in between.

Bluegrass Signal is the place to find out about what's happening in San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) bluegrass and old time music. You can find up-to-date listings of concert and club events, festivals, jam sessions, instructional opportunities, dances, and more. You can also see playlists and features of the "Bluegrass Signal" radio program on KALW (FM 91.7).

Shelby Ash Presents offers "the best of the best" in American roots music -- bluegrass, alt-bluegrass, old-time and country -- at San Francisco's finest venues, including the Plough & Stars, Great American Music Hall, and Slim's.