The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1974. The CBA is dedicated to the furtherance of Bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, traditional instrumental, and vocal music of the United States. The organization's main festival, held every Father's Day Weekend in June, is a four-day event at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California. This festival features national and regional acts in the bluegrass and old-time country music field. The CBA also sponsors events in Bakersfield, and Sebastopol. Donations are both tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!
The California Bluegrass Association publishes the award winning Bluegrass Breakdown newspaper monthly. The editor is Patrick Campbell.
CBA Mission Statement: To promote, encourage, foster, and cultivate the preservation, appreciation, understanding, enjoyment, support, and performance of bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, traditional instrumental, and vocal music of the United States. To conduct and carry on, directly or indirectly, educational and promotional activities, including sponsoring or supporting festivals, contests, jamborees, jam sessions, presentations, exhibits, and performances, and to provide information relating to and encouraging playing and listening to bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, and traditional music.