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If you enjoy listening, jam play, networking with San Diego bluegrass musicians, you have landed on the right Meet Up group. Join us today. Here's who we are.

Welcome. Please join us. This Meetup platform is created to help build and expand the San Diego Bluegrass Society (a nonprofit 501(c)(3). The SDBS board members are all volunteers without salary. And SDBS membership for only $20/year (and may be tax deduction) helps the community with music and friendships. Here's a link to explore who and what is SDBS. http://www.sandiegobluegrass.org/

1. Educating all young and old about the history of bluegrass music in America. 2. Regular jam sessions and open mics on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, with a featured band on the fourth Tuesday. 3. We bring bluegrass concerts by local and traveling bands. 4. We cooperate with other bluegrass organizations, including International Bluegrass Music Association and our sister organization in San Diego, The North County Bluegrass and Folk Club; we promote a variety of bluegrass related activities. 5. We're founders and supporters of Summergrass, a premier 3-day bluegrass festival held each August. 6. Organizers of an annual Bluegrass Day at the Fair, at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. 7. We conduct a music outreach program with San Diego Bluegrass Society and Emma’s Gut Bucket Band to bring bluegrass music and instruction to public and private schools, to senior centers, assisted living facilities, homeless centers and the like at no cost. 8. We bring other activities to promote bluegrass music in San Diego

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Bluegrass, friends, good food! 2nd Tuesday of the month!

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Happening! THANK YOU MAINSTREAM BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT! Bluegrass, friends, family, good eats, and lots of jamming are happening. There's plenty of parking, indoor or outdoor dining, wide selection of food and beverages, a covered patio, Yes, we welcome jamming outside. There's a stage for cameo performances with a PA system. The event is family friendly. Bring the kids and their instruments. Come for dinner, music, jamming, and ... to see old friends and make new friends!

We meet, socialize and jam together! Yes! Thank you San Diego Bluegrass Society! Yes, come early for dinner, stay to jam and make music, have fun! http://www.sandiegobluegrass.org/

JAMS AND CAMEO PICK UP BANDS WILL PLAY. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT. (Please, no drums)

Please come and invite your friends to jam.

The SDBS sponsors a wide variety of bluegrass music events, including open mics and jam sessions for San Diegans. We welcome visitors who want to play bluegrass in a group setting. We also feature bluegrass concerts by nationally recognized bands, workshops and other educational activities.

For the Mainstream Bar and Grill Tuesday event, we invite acoustic musicians. We encourage bluegrass, old time and acoustic music.

Yes, please bring your acoustic instrument, guitar, your acoustic bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, or harmonica. PLEASE, NO DRUMS OR ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS.

Let's meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Everyone, wecome. Fun! 6:30-9 PM at the Main Stream Bar and Grill in Poway. (address, location below)

Instructional Bluegrass Slo Jam with Mary Jane Cupp

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Come join us for the San Diego Bluegrass Society Slow Jam on the 3rd Monday of the month. THIS EVENT WILL BE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH. DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

We will be meeting outside, IN PERSON at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 4011 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104 in the North Park area. Come early to find parking. The jam is led by Mary Jane Cupp and Paul Belke.
It runs from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
Suggested donation is $5 for SDBS members and $10 for non-members.
Membership to SDBS sustains us and spreads great music and new friendships. If not a hardship, please join SDBS for $20 for a whole year at this website: San Diego Bluegrass Society https://sandiegobluegrass.org/join.html
If you have questions ahead of time, or IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE SONG LIST OR SONG SHEETS, please email Mary Jane at: [masked]
San Diego Bluegrass Society is run by volunteers and nobody earns money. We wish to simply enjoy, learn and share music and friendship. Thank you! San Diego Bluegrass Society

Duck Foot Brewery Bluegrass Jam

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This is the Duck Foot Brewing Company jam! Covid caution advised. San Diego has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country! ... for those still unvaccinated, we encourage covid vaccination, and reasonable social distance while jamming.

Sunday, fourth Sunday of the month, 1-3 PM. Duck Foot Brewery bluegrass jam. (See location address below.) Time to get out and jam!

Do you love to play music? Do you enjoy playing with other musicians? Do you like bluegrass, old time, acoustic music? We meet and jam at one of San Diego's best micro breweries with award winning craft beer. (Soft drinks and snacks, and a food too. Yes, a food truck!)

Bring your guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle, mandolin, dobro or acoustic instrument. We love and appreciate fiddles and bass. Please, bring your bass or fiddle. Please bring 1-4 songs or tunes to share. (Sorry. Please, no drums, no electric instruments.)

PLEASE BRING A PORTABLE FOLDING CHAIR OR STOOL BECAUSE WE MAY PLAY OUTDOORS.

(This jam has been growing. If we find our group is 10 or more, we may separate into two independent jams on the premises. Not to worry. This will be an improvement for a better music making experience. I'll help make this happen when we meet.)

Please consider purchasing a beer or take some home, or gift someone.
Duck Foot Brewing Company has award winning great beer. Really great beer for aficionado beer lovers! Check their website and menu: https://duckfootbeer.com/

Lastly, are you a member of San Diego Bluegrass Society? Thank you!
If not, please help acoustic music flourish and grow in San Diego. Please consider joining SDBS for $20/year. It sure helps spread the music. SDBS is a 501 c3 nonprofit group that supports this event, concerts, instruction, outreach to schools and seniors, instrument and book lending library, and a lot more. ...importantly, none of the volunteer board members and friends earn any money from SDBS.

Check for other events on this Meetup site and the San Diego Bluegrass Society. We love our members. And here is a link for more information about the San Diego Bluegrass Society.

http://www.sandiegobluegrass.org/

THANK YOU!

Bluegrass, friends, good food! 2nd Tuesday of the month!

Needs a location

Happening! THANK YOU MAINSTREAM BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANT! Bluegrass, friends, family, good eats, and lots of jamming are happening. There's plenty of parking, indoor or outdoor dining, wide selection of food and beverages, a covered patio, Yes, we welcome jamming outside. There's a stage for cameo performances with a PA system. The event is family friendly. Bring the kids and their instruments. Come for dinner, music, jamming, and ... to see old friends and make new friends!

We meet, socialize and jam together! Yes! Thank you San Diego Bluegrass Society! Yes, come early for dinner, stay to jam and make music, have fun! http://www.sandiegobluegrass.org/

JAMS AND CAMEO PICK UP BANDS WILL PLAY. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT. (Please, no drums)

Please come and invite your friends to jam.

The SDBS sponsors a wide variety of bluegrass music events, including open mics and jam sessions for San Diegans. We welcome visitors who want to play bluegrass in a group setting. We also feature bluegrass concerts by nationally recognized bands, workshops and other educational activities.

For the Mainstream Bar and Grill Tuesday event, we invite acoustic musicians. We encourage bluegrass, old time and acoustic music.

Yes, please bring your acoustic instrument, guitar, your acoustic bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, or harmonica. PLEASE, NO DRUMS OR ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS.

Let's meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Everyone, wecome. Fun! 6:30-9 PM at the Main Stream Bar and Grill in Poway. (address, location below)

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