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Summergrass 2013 - 11 Years Strong and Still Pickin'

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Summergrass 2013San Diego, CA -- Summergrass San Diego is pleased to announce their 2013 festival, marking their 11th year! Mark your calendar: August 16-18, 2013 for 3 days of stellar bluegrass music at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Rd., in Vista, California. You won't want to miss it!

Click here 2013 Tickets Now On Sale, Schedule, Camping and more! Summergrass San Diego is Southern California's most exciting bluegrass music festival. In addition to 3 days of live music from national, regional and local bands, there will be music workshops presented by their performing artists, as well as a variety of special family & kid-oriented music activities, lots of spontaneous live jam sessions, instrument raffles, tasty food and a variety of vendors. Enjoyable whether you're 6 or 60. It's a great, affordable, family event ... and it's not far to drive!

Summergrass All-Star Picks: NewFound Road, Sierra Hull, Flatt Lonesome, Bluegrass Etc, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. They're bringing back some favorites and proudly presenting some fantastic "first timers" to Summergrass.

NewFound Road returns in 2013! With NewFound Road, what you hear is what you get. The fire and intensity of this band's performance are made possible through their immense gifts as instrumentalists, songwriters and vocalists. A well received, big crowd favorite in 2009, NewFound Road's impressive assurance and sincerity make them among the most dynamic bluegrass bands on today's scene. From the Ohio and Kentucky area, make sure you see NewFound Road's return appearance! Visit the band at myspace newfound road and find out what makes this band so popular.

Summergrass is very proud to present Sierra Hull in 2013. A recent alumni of Berklee School of Music in Boston, this young lady is at the cutting-edge of the future of bluegrass. Sierra has already earned considerable respect in the bluegrass world, the IBMA's voting members having nominated her for no fewer than five awards over three years. As a player, a singer and a songwriter, she also has remarkable range, the potential to win over ears unfamiliar with Bill Monroe and give performances of broad cultural importance, as she's done at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the National Prayer Breakfast. Matt Glaser-head of Berklee's American Roots Music Program-put it this way: "She has no limitations as a musician." Sierra Hull - a must see show! See more of Sierra at

Flatt Lonesome is a young, new group of pickers hailing from Florida who are deeply-rooted in bluegrass music's historic classics. They also have an energetic flair for country sounds, progressive jams, and soul-stirring gospel music while never forsaking their traditional essence.

Flatt Lonesome was born from the Robertson family's bluegrass gospel band, Sandy Creek Revival. Pastor Dolton Robertson, his wife Lisa, and their three children Kelsi, Buddy, and Charli began playing as a group just a few years ago because of their love of bluegrass and the desire to play music together as a family. This quickly grew into a passion for the Robertson children with a great longing to travel, write, and record. So, in January 2011, Kelsi, Charli and Buddy teamed up with friends Dominic Illingworth, Michael Stockton, and Brian Andrews and became Flatt Lonesome. In February of 2011, the band entered the SPBGMA International Band Championship in Nashville, TN and placed 3rd. Not bad for the band's very first time on stage!

Bluegrass Etc. is back! This San Diego blockbuster band will return to its roots in Vista to the delight of their throngs of fans. This dynamic trio is comprised of stunning pickers and will dazzle and delight their hometown fans once again. Bluegrass Etc. performs a hard-hitting show of instrumental expertise, vocal precision and stage personality that never fails to entertain. The group is well known internationally and tours more than eighteen countries per year, performing more than 200 shows annually at festivals and in concert. Bluegrass Etc. consists of John Moore (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Dennis Caplinger (banjo, fiddle, vocals), and Bill Bryson (bass, vocals).

Summergrass is proud to debut Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen in 2013. With Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen you hear power. You hear volume. You hear crispness, clarity, timing, and taste. All this combined with passion and drive creates this band that has a powerful life force that's raw, natural and pure. Frank Solivan on mandolin and fiddle, Mike Mumford on banjo, Danny Booth on bass, and Chris Luquette on guitar "play the fire" out of their respective instruments and will impress you with an energy force that will have you up out of your chair. Welcome Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen! Check out this band at

Our beloved Summergrass Kids Camp is returning again this year and the faculty will be Flatt Lonesome. All children ages 6 to 16 are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Early sign ups, up to June 12th, will receive the reduced tuition of $55. After June 12th, tuition will increase to $65 with registration closing July 30th. Spaces will be going fast! Kids Camp is a real highlight of the festival. Our kids have a wonderful experience as they learn how to play bluegrass music, and end their camp experience with a mainstage show on Sunday! To enroll, go to and click on Kids Camp or call Jeff at 951-302-1503. Some scholarships are available.

This year they are pleased to announce the Martin Guitar Company has again generously donated a HD-28E and the Deering Banjo Company has also stepped up to the plate and generously donated a "Good Time" banjo, with gig bag. they will again be raffling off a Loar Mandolin, LM-600 with case.

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