For the past 15 years music fans in steadily growing numbers have savored Parkfield's natural beauty and peaceful ambiance. Every Mother's Day weekend finds this sleepy little paradise transformed into a veritable bluegrass dream. Nature's soothing sights and sounds combine with the soulful high lonesome sound of bluegrass music. It's an experience that almost defies description - live bands on a cozy stage in a backyard setting that makes you want it to never end.
Dozens of acres of flat "boon-dock" style camping sites, plenty of shade, and hot showers available.
FESTIVAL HELD THURS. 5/8/14 - SUN. 5/11/14
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Ticket Price & Information --------------------------------------------------------------- Thickets for the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival are on sale now
Multi-Day Ticket Pricing Each pass includes an equal number of nights of camping
Ticket Price (per person) Early Bird (through 4/11/2014) Regular 4 Day Full Festival Pass $95 $105 3 Day Pass (Thu-Sat or Fri-Sun) $85 $95 2 Day Pass (2 consecutive days) $75 $85
Single Day Ticket Pricing Camping not included Day Price Thursday $25 Friday $30 Saturday $35 Sunday $20
Ticket Discounts (BMSCC membership card Military, Student, etc.) Discounts only apply to Multi Day Pass and are given as refunds at the gate. Only 1 discount granted per person with appropriate ID.
EXTRAS Electrical Hook-up: $60 per pre-assigned space for the entire festival (Electrical system may be available as early as Tuesday, May 6, 2014) Pre Festival Camping: (Mon, Tue, Wed) $12/night per site No camping prior to Monday, May 5, 2014
NEW THIS YEAR Electrical Site Pre-assignments ALL electrical sites are pre-assigned Each electric fee purchaser will be contacted by a BMSCC volunteer and given a choice of available sites on a first purchase priority. You will then make your choice and your selected site will be reserved for you.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on Multiple day tickets ends April 11, 2014
KIDS 18 and under FREE!
PAYMENTS by PayPal; PayPal Account not required.
DISCOUNTS: To receive a $5 discount with your Festival Ticket, show appropriate ID (such as your BMSCC membership card Military, or Student) at the Festival gate.
FIRES: No Open Fires or any open burning, including camp and cooking fires.
GENERATOR GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY: For the safety and pleasure of neighboring campers and RVers, a generator diversion exhaust system is required. The exhaust system shall redirect exhaust exiting above the top level of your RV reducing the noise and divert harmful exhaust fumes away from the ground, where they are often inhaled by neighbors.
CAMPING UNIT: comprises a campsite with tent and no more than two automobiles or camping vehicles (motorhome, trailer, etc.) -- festival staff reserves discretion to make determinations regarding overnight camping charges.
ELECTRICAL SITES: There are a limited number of sites providing low power service, no A/C or high power usage devices. Only campers who purchase Electrical Hookup may camp in the designated electrical sites. NOTE: With the purchase of electrical fee, we will be coordinating your preferred electric hookup campsite using the contact information provided during ordering. This year, all electric hookup sites are pre-assigned. Assignment priority is based on the date that your electrical fee payment is received.
NO CONNECTING TO FACILITY ON-SITE POWER SOURCES
EARLY ARRIVALS - No earlier than Monday, May 5th; Early arrivals select appropriate 1, 2 or 3 Pre-Festival Day Camping.
FESTIVAL HELD RAIN OR SHINE -- NO REFUNDS!
FESTIVAL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Please visit www.ParkfieldBluegrass.com for further information. Checkout the Kids page and sign up for Kids Music Camp.
PARKFIELD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2014
Peter Rowan - Boston, MA http://www.peter-rowan.com
Cache Valley Drifters - Santa Barbara, CA http://www.cvdmusic.com
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Lyons, CO http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com
Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players - Stockton, CA http://www.knockonwoodplayers.com
Front Country - Bay Area, CA http://www.frontcountryband.com
Virtual Strangers - San Diego, CA http://www.virtualstrangersbluegrass.com
Little Black Train - Central Coast, CA http://littleblacktrain.com
Amber Cross http://www.ambercrossmusic.com
Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Show - Central Coast, CA http://stuartmasonmusic.com/fiddle-and-banjo-show
Honeysuckle Possums, Santa Barbara, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_bio/artist_620152
Steep Ravine - San Francisco Bay Area, CA http://www.steepravineband.com
Canyon Johnson - San Francisco Bay Area, CA http://canyonjohnson.org
The Creak - San Francisco, CA http://thecreak.net
The Naked Bootleggers - Santa Cruz Mountains, CA http://www.thenakedbootleggersband.com
Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage" - Parkfield, CA http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.com/kids_programs.html
Jamming, jamming Great food and craft vendors, including festival t-shirts and ice. Home cooked meals at the Parkfield Café. Sorry-No Open Fires or any open burning, including camp and cooking fires. Pets OK on a leash (but not in the audience area) (No smoking in audience area) Musical workshops. Kids' programs, raffle and a great Sunday morning gospel show. Promoted by Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast (BMSCC) , a nonprofit, 501(c)(3)corporation, www.bmscc.org
--------------------------------------------------------------- Stage Schedule (subject to change)
TimeFriday, May 9 6:00-7:00 PM, Virtual Strangers hosting their presentation of 'The Origin of Bluegrass Music and the Role of each Instruments and Voice'
Time Saturday, May 10 11:00-12:00 PM Organize Campers into their various groups according to their ability and interest. We introduce camper to the lesson 12:00-1:00 PM Kids Mother's Day Crafts 2:00-3:00 PM Review and rehearse for the stage show on Sunday 7:00-8:00 PM Story time with Anne and Charlie Baukus
Time Sunday, May 11 10:00-11:00 AM Stage performance rehearsal 11:30-12:20 PM Parkfield Kids Stage Performance
1st St & Oak St
Parkfield, CA 93451