Places to see or hear musicians perform

River City Bluegrass Festival

The RiverCity Bluegrass Festival made its debut in January, 2005 at the Oregon Convention Center. The event was structured to offer approximately 70% bluegrass music and 30% acoustic Americana, such as folk music, Texas swing, Gospel and Country music. Since that weekend we have established a tradition of great performers at each and every festival.

Urban Solace Bluegrass Brunch

Every Sunday we offer Bluegrass Brunch on our Patio featuring some of San Diego’s best musicians is underway!! Special Southern Brunch Menu and Mimosas to start your Sunday right!

 See our event calendar for details


Urban Solace Restaurant

3823 30th Street, San Diego

phone: 619.295.6464

CBA Father's Day Festival

The Father's Day Festival is the largest bluegrass festival on the West Coast. Held on the Father's Day weekend each June in California's beautiful Mother Lode country, the four day festival brings to our members the best bluegrass acts in the nation.

Blythe Bluegrass Festival

Blythe's Bluegrass event is the first festival of the season and one of the biggest Bluegrass events in the U.S.A.  Get ready for two huge stages, jam-packed with musicians, all day long for 3 full days.  Event goers also enjoy the contests, quilt show, food, merchandise booths.

Julian Music Festival
The Festival is now at Menghini Winery in beautiful Julian, CA, and attracts artists and visitors from throughout the west.

Deering Banjo Factory

3733 Kenora Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977-1829

Visit us and take a tour!

Jazz Roots on KSDS

Jazz Roots w/Lou Curtiss, Sundays 8pm-10pm on KSDS 88.3 FM

San Diego Bluegrass Society

The San Diego Bluegrass Society is our partner in producing Summergrass San Diego. They host open mics and music nights with lots of jamming on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesday of each month around San Diego County.

KSON The Bluegrass Special

Every Sunday since 1976 San Diego County has been lucky to be able to turn their radio dials to KSON and listen to Wayne Rice's  Bluegrass Special

1st Tuesday Music Night


Music Nights are free, and open to members and the general public. We offer live bluegrass and folk music beginning at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month.  Our opening spot gives upcoming bands the opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience. And, at 8:00 we feature one of our many talented San Diego and SoCal bands.   Come join us for an great evening of music.


Questions - contact us at


We meet at Round Table Pizza in Escondido, on the corner of Ash & Washington Streets. 1161 E. Washington Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760)489-0191

NCBFC Membership

$25 per year - pdf version of newsletter, emailed monthly