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Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

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The FREE NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 3 will present Northern California’s 2014 Best Bluegrass Band, the award-winning Bean Creek of Santa Cruz.

This is the 29th year for the fair that celebrates both springtime in Santa Cruz and the start of the outdoor California bluegrass season. The music is brought to you by the volunteers of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

The Lampel Brothers With Jim Lewin, Eddie Ducommun Band, The Harmony Grits, and The Naked Bootleggers will round out the afternoon program.


Noon — The Lampel Brothers With Jim Lewin

1:15pm — Eddie DuCommun Band

2:30 — The Naked Bootleggers

3:45 — Bean Creek

5:00 — The Harmony Grits

The afternoon of music starts at Noon at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue (near the Santa Cruz courthouse off Ocean Street). New this year will be vendors serving organic food. Trader Joe's is also a very short walk across the foot bridge, if you need more to munch on.

Bring sand chairs or blankets, picnic food (no alcohol, pets, or smoking, though), and hydration. There will be food to purchase, and raffle tickets will be sold, with prizes such as festival tickets, CD's, instruments, and other stuff. A camera and sunscreen would be good to bring, too.

As always, this is an "at risk" activity; by attending you agree to hold harmless the organizers, and all other members attending this event. You are responsible for your own safety. Remember, banjos can be deadly . . .