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Summergrass 2014Summergrass San Diego is now going into its 12th season! Wow!! What a wonderful and fun achievement. Currently, they are gearing up for another fantastic festival. So, mark you calendar for this premier happening in San Diego County, August 15-17, 2014, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA.

The 2014 lineup features Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Della Mae, Special Consensus, Bluegrass Etc., Front Country, Sonoran Dogs (Sunday Only), Virtual Strangers, Sweet Tidings, Prairie Sky, Shirthouse Band, Rusty Gait, and Molly Tuttle & John Mailander.

Summmergrass is 3 Days of Great Live Music from 12 national and local bands, and wonderful activities, such as Kids Camp, Meet the Band, other music workshops and family-friendly things to do, spontaneous jam sessions, our ever-popular instrument raffles, tasty food, and a variety of vendors. Summergrass is enjoyable for the whole family! It’s a great, affordable family event…and not too far to drive!

After 10 years of an outstanding activity what can we do but offer it again. So, for the 11th year, the Summergrass Kids Camp will be presented with the help and teaching experience of Front Country. Front Country is an energetic band from the San Francisco Bay Area who have performed at many festivals and camps. They will also perform on stage all three days. They will be very busy!

All kids 6-16 are welcome at Kid's Camp. The instruments to be taught are banjo, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and singing. Registration is required and closes July 28, 2014. Registration and payment received by June 5, 2014 is $50. After June 5, registration is $60. For details and a registration form please go to the Summergrass website, at www.summergrass.net. Summergrass Kids Camp also accepts donations to help defray the costs of teachers and scholarships for camp participants.

Always wanted to be included in a jam but didn't know what to do or how to go about it? Well, here's a chance to learn the ropes. This class will help you get into the mood and learn some chops from people who are in the know.

Taught by local bluegrass stars Janet Beazley and Chris Stuart, during the festival Summergrass will offer a new Slow Jam workshop on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Slow Jam encourages any level player to dust off that bluegrass instrument, and come out to this fun jam. There will be lyric and chord sheets available to help you and lots of fun learning and picking on the art of jamming with Janet and Chris!

The Summmergrass Adult Boot Camp is Back! The boot camp will take place Friday, August 15 at 9:30 AM. All adult intermediateto advanced players are welcome. Pre-registration is required so visit www.summergrass.net and get your application in. Class is limited to only 10 participants and is open to students age 17 and older. The cost is $65 for 3 hours on Friday morning beginning at 9:30 am and running until 1 pm.

The fun-filled time will include a 3 hour instrument class with one of our master Drill Instructors. Each camp registrant will sign up for one of the following instrument classes:

  • Banjo - Greg Cahill
  • Lead Guitar - John Moore
  • Fiddle - Dennis Caplinger
  • Mandolin - Mark Miracle

For more information Please visit www.summergrass.net and download an application.

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