Spring 2016 Strawberry Music Festival
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA

May 26th-29th, 2016

Fall 2016 Strawberry Music Festival
Westside, Tuolumne, CA

September 1st-4th, 2016

Mavis Staples The Wood Brothers Mary Gauthier Tim O'Brien Della Mae Pokey Lafarge James Hunter Six

Lots more photos in our Photo Gallery!


Announcements

4/22/2016 Expand your vacation possibilities beyond the fairgrounds with the Nevada County Transit’s Free Fare program. Buses are going to be free for regularly scheduled routes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during the Spring Festival. Check out their website to see the schedule and route map for planning when, where, and how you might use this shuttle service during the festival. This program is designed to alleviate congestion and air pollution which seems very much like The Strawberry Way! Kudos to the folks at Nevada County Transit for running the Free Fare program today on Earth Day!
4/21/2016 In response to festival feedback, we have decided to designate a Quiet Camping area, as well as define both Quiet and General Camping, for the Spring Festival.

General Camping: Music and celebration that is respectful of neighbors is expected to take place 24 hours a day throughout the General Camping area. General Camping applies to all camping outside the Quiet Camping area.

Quiet Camping: From 11pm until 6am daily, music and celebration must end and respect must be given to those who are sleeping. Please enter and exit your camp quietly after 11pm in the Quiet Camping area, see the map here

Please note that rude and offensive behavior will not be tolerated in any area. If you witness disruptive or discourteous conduct at the festival, please report to Safety Staff at the Command Post ASAP. We can all work together to encourage kindness and consideration– it’s The Strawberry Way!
4/20/2016 The gates for the Spring Festival are opening in just 35 days! And there are still more lineup announcements and fun updates to come. With plenty of space among the pines, Strawberry is the place to be on Memorial Day weekend. Use this flyer to spread the word and Share the Strawberry Way!
4/16/2016 The Hillbenders - Something completely different is coming to the Fall Festival. Bluegrass crossed with heavy metal in the form of “Tommy – A Bluegrass Opry”. Performers Jim Rea, Nolan Lawrence, Chad Graves, Mark Cassidy and Gary Rea of the band The Hillbenders do their own take on a classic rock opera by The Who. It turns out that the string band version is every bit as dynamic and epic as the 45 year old original. See for yourself on the video version of Pinball Wizard.
4/15/2016 Hashbrown Heaven - It’s been 13 years since Sonora’s favorite diner, Wilma’s Flying Pig, closed. If their signature dish, Hashbrown Heaven, is in your brain’s favorite foods vault, you’re in luck. That crispy, gooey, cheesy goodness (potatoes, red onion, bell pepper, avocados, salsa, sour cream & sharp cheddar) will be featured at the Breakfast Club at the Spring Festival. Dean Zaharias is picking up the spatula to serve a traditional breakfast (oh those biscuits) on Friday and Hashbrown Heaven on Saturday from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. plus a continental breakfast both days. Sunday’s hours are TBA. Sign up to sing for your breakfast on the Hog Ranch Radio and take a trip to Hashbrown Heaven.
4/12/2016 Spring Festival Day & Evening pricing and details are now available on our website, and tickets will go on sale Friday, April 15th. New for Spring 2016, we are offering a 2 for 1 special on Thursday All Day tickets. In addition, there is a discount included in the price of Friday Evening tickets, to help ward off the Workin’ Man Blues. Day & Evening tickets are a great way to experience the festival, but if you’re planning to attend for 3 or more days, the Camping ticket is still the best deal in town. Stay tuned or call our office at (209) 984-8630 to hear more about the access and flexibility that a camping tickets affords, whether you’re local, staying in nearby accommodations, or settling in for the long haul. More exciting announcements about the Spring Festival are to follow!!!
4/8/2016 TGIF! The date is now set for Spring Festival Day tickets to go on sale next Friday, April 15th. Day and Evening tickets do not include camping and are a great way to experience the festival. Stay tuned for deals and details to be announced next week.
4/4/2016 We’re pleased to welcome back The Dixie Giants for the Sunday morning Revival, at the Spring Festival. Hailing from Sonoma, The Dixie Giants are a mix of music educators and jazz students. Whether it’s New Orleans classics, a Dixieland twist on modern pop/rock songs, or originals written in traditional style, the Dixie Giants’ specialty is bringing music to ordinary places. Anytime is a good time for a parade, so be ready to march when you hear The Dixie Giants! In the meantime, enjoy this video of The Dixie Giants featuring Josh Windmiller recording St. Louis Blues.
4/4/2016 Hot off the presses, Jordan Tice and Horse County will be joining us at the Spring Festival. This newly formed, power packed trio consists of some of the best pickers on the bluegrass scene. With guitarist Jordan Tice, Michael Witcher on dobro, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie drawing on bluegrass, folk, and blues influenced by the likes of John Hartford, Bob Dylan, and Norman Blake, they are sure to delight our crowd of music lovers! We can’t wait to see them take to the Strawberry stage in just 54 days! For an example of their killer grooves and hot improvisational picking watch them perform Poor Me.
3/28/2016 We’re pleased to welcome the Sweetwater String Band for the Fall Festival. Formed and fed by the waters of the Eastern Sierra, this Mammoth, CA based bluegrass quartet is touring hard on the West Coast. As a result of their inventive and original cello lead arrangements, they’re steadily amassing fans along the way. With their 2014 release “River of Rhymes”, the Sweetwater String Band reminds us that music can take you someplace far away without going anywhere. Hear and see the infusion of home in the high desert of the Mono Lake basin, when you watch them play The Weather She Breaks.
3/25/2016 It’s already the first Friday of Spring and just one week until the Fall Festival Discount Deadline. The grass is growing on the Music Meadow at Westside and the Brush Crew did an amazing job last weekend. The Tuolumne Development Economic Authority continues to be wonderful to work with and excellent stewards of this very special place. Stay tuned for more Fall Festival updates, as well as Brush Crew before and after shots and pictures of new camping areas. Buy tickets online, visit our website for more information, or call the Strawberry office M-F, 9-5 at (209) 984-8630 to speak with our friendly staff.
3/23/2016 There’s none better to fill the Spring Saturday afternoon dance slot than Solas, for their first Strawberry appearance. Formed in 1996, Solas burst onto to the Irish-American music scene in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for “light”). Instantly becoming a beacon, this incandescent ensemble has found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions. Bringing edgy hipness to ancient reels, Solas continues to define Celtic music as a genre and as a universal language. For a classic example of Solas’s unparalleled musicianship, enjoy this video of their original Tell God and the Devil. Then check out the video Lay Your Money Down from their 2013 release Shamrock City, featuring Rhiannon Giddens.
3/18/2016 We’re very excited to welcome back The Brothers Comatose to the Fall Festival. Despite their name, this remarkable 5 string ensemble, have become known nationwide for their lively, high energy performances. Hailing from San Francisco, The Brothers Comatose offer a southwestern tinged, rowdy string band sound, while drawing from a deep knowledge of folk, rock, and traditional genres. They are returning to Strawberry on the heels of their latest and greatest release, City Painted Gold. You’re in for a musical and visual treat when you watch their new official video Black Light Moon.
3/16/2016 Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans are back by popular demand, to play the Spring Festival! Cebar discovered long ago that people who dance are happier and to that end he is fusing genre, culture, and obscure musical tastes to produce something totally original. Stripping down to this 5 piece incarnation has made space for a rhythmic transformation of saxaphonic proportions. As usual, Paul Cebar proves that you got to get down, to get up! Shake it out with Strawberrians near and far when you watch this live performance of Please Don’t Tell Me More at Rhythm & Roots.
3/8/2016 Della Mae is set to return to Strawberry for the Spring Festival! Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act. They’ve been busy ever since, building a large fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim with their first two albums. Now, the Della Mae foursome is embracing a fresh set up musical challenges and taking all they’ve learned into uncharted creative territory with the release of their latest self titled album. Check them out performing on A Prairie Home Companion just a couple of weeks ago!
3/8/2016 Please join us in welcoming back longtime festival favorites Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan to the Spring Festival lineup. After 8 albums and over 35 years of delivering their unique blend of guitar and harmonica blues, rags, and good time music, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan are at home wherever they go. They’ve been described as “America’s Good Time Blues Band”, and we couldn’t agree more! Here they are at the Fall 2011 Strawberry Festival playing My Last Meal with Jody Eulitz.
3/6/2016 We’re excited to announce that Session Americana is set to join the Fall Festival lineup. More like a collective showcase of talent than a band, Session Americana is crafting a musical experience that is a freewheeling, modern day hootenanny. No two shows are alike, as this sextet swaps songs and instruments in a musically playful setting. Enjoy the atmosphere created by this all star cast of characters when you watch Raking Through The Ashes performed at Boston Beyond Borders.
3/5/2016 Please join us in welcoming Howell Devine to the Fall Festival lineup. This shack-shaking NorCal blues trio is comprised of triple threat talent Joshua Howell, percussive savant Pete Devine, and snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. As an ensemble, they are giving rich and complex texture to a mix of Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms. All Aboard to watch their video performance of Railroad Stomp!
3/3/2016 We’re pleased to announce that MerryGold will be opening the Spring Festival, on Thursday afternoon. This group of Placerville based wild-west pioneers are taking listeners back to a simpler time with their whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass sound. A recent highlight for MerryGold was winning the Race to TRI Studios contest last year! Watch them perform their original murder ballad Sweet Lily recorded live at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios.
Spring Festival Update: More Hot Showers Available in 2016. We understand access to clean restrooms and hot showers can make the difference between roughing it and camping in style. The shower trailer we used at last year’s Fall Festival was such a big hit that we’ve decided to use it at the Spring Festival, as well. In addition to that, the folks at the Nevada County Fairgrounds are remodeling the main restroom bathhouse in the campground and we can’t wait to get some pictures to share with you!
3/1/2016 Any day is a good day to announce that Anne & Pete Sibley will be joining us at this year’s Fall Festival. With two voices in harmony, a guitar, and a banjo, each song is crafted like a journey on the road to an authentic life. Raised in the Northeast and settled in the West, Anne and Pete use music to convey experience. Enter the zone that is officially midweek with the melodic tale of the American farmer, as told by husband and wife duo Anne and Pete Sibley and watch Coming Home.
2/29/2016 For Monday afternoon's pick-me-up, we’re happy to announce that Head For The Hills will be joining us at the Spring Festival. While defying traditional labels, Colorado’s Head For The Hills have been gaining notoriety for being cutting edge, forward thinking, and genre fusing; maestros of multifarious music. Attempts to define them have resulted in tags such as indie bluegrass, modern acoustic noir, and progressive string music, so we’d like to know what title you think best fits. Watch official video Never Does as a great example of their cache of original material that widely varies in style.
2/26/2016 Let’s give a warm Friday welcome to Tucson based five piece Run Boy Run for the Fall Festival. Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run blends bluegrass, folk, and old timey, with a dash of classical. The uniquely orchestral sound that ensues is richly rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South. Their keen attention to detail has won them critical acclaim from their growing legion of fans. See why folks are raving about Run Boy Run’s delicate harmonies and complex original compositions when you watch their official video Little Girl.
2/22/2016 We’re very pleased to announce that Pokey LaFarge will be making their Strawberry debut at the Spring Festival. Led by St. Louis based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Pokey LaFarge creates distinctively personal music that’s timeless rather than retro. Incorporating influences of early jazz, ragtime, country blues, Western swing, and beyond, LaFarge effortlessly transcends the confines of genre. Backed by his band of talented and merry thieves, these guys are sure to please! Get a taste of their classic charisma with “La La Blues”, but we’ll bet you can’t eat just one, so please also enjoy Something in the Water.
2/18/2016 We are pleased to welcome the North Carolina duo, Mandolin Orange, to the Fall Festival. Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin have an effortless chemistry that allows empty space to be filled with music that is wistful, precise, and rich with elegant harmonies. Touring relentlessly on the heels of last years’ release “Such Jubilee”, this pair is amassing fans near and far. See what the buzz is about and fill your empty space with the sound of Mandolin Orange performing their original tune Little Worlds.
2/16/2016 This just in; we’ll be ending Sunday night of this Fall Festival on a high note with Leftover Salmon! While some of the members have changed, Leftover Salmon’s 25 year legacy as jamgrass pioneers remains strong and steady. Formed from the mountains and music of Boulder, Colorado this incarnation of LoS players continues to jam everyone’s favorite tunes into the bluegrass stratosphere. Get 'Tangled Up in Blue' and enjoy 'Two Trains' performed live at the Ogden Theatre.
2/4/2016 We’re happy to welcome singer-songwriter Shannon McNally to the Fall Festival Lineup. Shannon McNally conjures ghosts and heroines, thieves, lovers and redeemers in a transcendent folk-blues, country-rock moonshine she’s been pulling straight from the still for nearly 20 years. Drink from the cup of McNally’s sweet, southern creativity and heartfelt vocal intonation when you watch her perform Bohemian Wedding Prayer at Music in the Hall in Oxford, MS..
1/28/2016 After a decade long hiatus, Asleep At The Wheel will be joining us to close Thursday night at the Fall Festival. Nominated for Best Recording Package at the 2015 Grammy Awards for their latest release, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Asleep At The Wheel is making Western swing fresh again, still. Warning: don’t watch "Boogie Back To Texas" unless your feet are free for tapping. And then take advantage of the last day of All Festival Pass savings .
1/28/2016 Reminder: There’s just one more day left to get All Festival Pass savings. Order online or call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006 until midnight, call the office at (209) 984-8630 until 5pm, or send your check to P.O. Box 664, Jamestown, CA 95327 postmarked January 29th. While the place may change, Strawberry is still your home away from home for Memorial and Labor Day weekends. See you there!
1/28/2016 It’s turning out to be a stellar Saturday for the Fall Festival and we are pleased to announce that Ruthie Foster will set the stage for Los Lobos to close the evening. Making her fifth Strawberry appearance, Ruthie Foster is back with her infectious blend of soul, rock, folk, and gospel. Since she last graced the Main Stage with her power house vocals, Ruthie has been busy touring with the best in blues and gaining a host of accolades with her award winning style. Watch her raise the roof with her own volume of original beauty at Antone’s performing Phenomenal Woman.
1/26/2016 Meet the young bluegrass band that everyone is talking about! Coming to the Fall Festival from Missoula, Montana, The Lil’ Smokies are growing audiences nationwide with their award winning performances. This 6 piece bluegrass bonanza is rooted in tradition, while blurring the lines between genres with their keen originality. Enjoy a sample of the pickin’ that won them the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition and watch them perform Fell Asleep at the Top Hat Lounge.
1/22/2016 RV Sites are set to go on sale at 9:00am on Monday, February 1st. You can reserve your Full Hook-Up Site or Partial Hook-Up Site by calling the office at (209) 984-8630. For more information about RV Sites, see our RV Site Guidelines.
1/22/2016 The All Festival Pass deadline is one week away on January 29th. You’ll be able to order by phone at (800) 838-3006 or online through Brown Paper Tickets until midnight. Or to talk to a live Strawberry representative, call (209) 984-8630, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm. Buy now to get All Festival Pass savings for attending both festivals. Thanks and see you there!
1/20/2016 We’re in for a real treat on Thursday night with The James Hunter Six joining the Spring Festival lineup. Crafting original tunes that feel familiar is James Hunter's specialty. Lead by Hunter’s tangy trill, The James Hunter six is an ensemble of the right elements to transport the listener to another time. Let them take you on a R&B, doo-wap, rock n’ roll odyssey to the smooth side and watch this live performance of Minute by Minute.
1/19/2016 The Friday night Singer Songwriter Showcase made it’s debut last year at Spring Strawberry and is back by popular demand. This Spring the Singer Songwriter Showcase will feature Mary Gauthier, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Potenza, Tim Chaisson, and Dave Gunning. Watch Tim Chaisson’s Bad On Me to see just one example of what is bound to be a magical evening when these talented songwriters share the stage!
1/15/2016 Set to play the Spring Festival, The East Pointers are infusing youth and originality into old world Celtic traditional music with their beautiful instrumentation and wistful vocals. All accomplished musicians in their own right, singer-songwriter Tim Chaisson and his cousin Koady Chaisson, hail from a long line of folk musicians on Prince Edward Island and Jake Charron is from Ontario, Canada. Together the trio is a charismatic representation of home and history delivered with high energy stamina. Kick up your heels or raise your glass to the sound of the East Pointers performing original song Woodfordia.
1/14/2016 What do you get when you blend a powerhouse of rock, Tex-Mex, Country, Blues, folk, and traditional Mexican music with over 40 years of high energy, live shows? Last seen at Strawberry ten years ago, Los Lobos is making a much anticipated return at the Fall Festival. Make sure you’re standing up when you check out this performance of Mas Y Mas.
1/14/2016 With a couple of weeks left to purchase the All Festival Pass, we thought we would share some of the improvements that are underway for the Fall Festival:
  • Grass is seeded at the Music Meadow and Kids Program area.
  • Camping areas are being developed and expanded.
  • The Restroom/Shower building is being relocated to a more central location.
  • Roads will be named, signed, and designated on the map. The Message Board will return to help you find friends and camp jams.
  • Respect and consideration for others will be encouraged in performance areas.
  • The camp jam culture and Hog ranch radio listenership are to be nurtured in every way possible.
  • Programs such as the Breakfast Club, Band Scramble and Learn to Jam will be highlighted.
  • Seating will be provided in the Food Court.
Stay tuned for more news and photos of upcoming developments at the home of the Fall Festival.
1/12/2016 The Kruger Brothers are returning to the Strawberry Stage for the Spring Festival after their popular debut in 2013. This North Carolina based trio is known for their masterful instrumentation, earnest vocals, and world class showmanship. Watch the Kruger Brothers as they explore and expand traditional Americana in this live performance of Orange Blossom Special.
1/7/2016 We’d like to end the first week of the new year by welcoming Mavis Staples back to Strawberry at the Spring Festival. Mavis Staples has wowed audiences for well over 50 years with her larger than life voice and expressive renditions of classic R&B and gospel anthems. Wind down your busy week with the smooth sound of soul and listen to the full album stream of 2013 release One True Vine.
1/7/2016 You’ll remember singer-songwriter Kevin Russell from the legendary band, The Gourds. Now he’s back with the latest incarnation on a musical journey that is fusing American music styles. Let’s welcome Shinyribs to the Fall Festival lineup and get prepared to have a down home good time, with a band that defies traditional descriptions. Enjoy this live performance of their original tune Song of Lime Juice and Despair.
1/5/2016 We are pleased to welcome David Luning to the Fall Festival lineup. Watch the official music video of Whiskey Bottle to enjoy a sample of what people are calling “gritty, joyful, soulful Americana” singing and songwriting.
1/4/2016 Today both Strawberry and Tuolumne County communities are mourning the loss of our dear friend Richard Burleigh. You may remember him and his joyful smile from the coffee booth, but Richard is responsible for bringing art and music to our mountain home for over 30 years as organizer of Fire on the Mountain and founder of the Christmas Crafts Fair, the Sonora Blues Festival and more. Richard was the first to offer a warm welcome to Strawberry into this community, and he will be missed dearly. A celebration of life will be held at the Motherlode Fairgrounds, in Sonora, CA, on Sunday, January 10th at 11:00am and will be a Pot Luck.
12/21/2015 Happy rainy Solstice everyone! Please note that our office will be closed from Wednesday, December 23rd until Monday, January 4th. You will still be able to purchase tickets online during that time for the Spring Festival, the Fall Festival, or get your All Festival Pass for savings on both festivals. You can also call Brown Paper Tickets at 1 (800) 838-3006 to buy tickets or for customer service 24/7.
12/18/2015 We’re so glad it’s Friday because we get to announce that Darlingside will perform at the Spring Festival. Cap off a long week with their official video, The God of Loss, illustrating a symphony of sound and harmony that escapes genre. Enjoy and a nice weekend!
12/16/2015 And for another survey request fulfilled, we are happy to announce that the David Grisman Sextet will be joining us for this year’s Spring Festival. Playing his own style of bluegrass-jazz fusion, affectionately dubbed as “Dawg” music, mandolin maestro David Grisman never leaves home without a cast of talented friends. From the looks and sounds of this video featuring David and friends playing Minor Swing, we are in for a real treat!
12/15/2015 For fifty years Del McCoury has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans, so we are thrilled that The Del McCoury Band will be returning to Strawberry for the Fall Festival in 2016! Take an afternoon break to enjoy the signature McCoury sound that is traditional with an open mind and just keeps getting better with age! We’re starting off this chilly afternoon with the Streets of Baltimore presented by FreshGrass.
12/15/2015 The holiday card is in the mail and we hope it finds your family in good health! The holiday card signals the beginning of ticket sales, offers a preview of the lineup, and for many years its cover has been adorned with original artwork by David Boring. This card is a friendly reminder that somewhere its Berry time!

12/14/2015 We’re very pleased to welcome Nova Scotia Singer Songwriter Dave Gunning to the Spring 2015 Festival lineup. Though many of his songs remain rooted in the province Dave is proud to call home, they have proved they can travel well. A genuinely engaging performer and storyteller, we’re so glad that his travels will lead him to the Strawberry stage! Enjoy a sample of Dave’s maritime style of song crafting and listen to I Robbed the Company Store
12/11/2015 We’re very happy to welcome The Wood Brothers back to Strawberry for the Spring Festival. If you missed their epic performance at the Fall Festival, you are in for a real treat this Spring. Get a taste the trio's raw charisma and unique sound on the Bloody Sunday Sessions...
12/11/2015 Ticket Sales Begin: Tickets for the 2016 Season are now on sale! To buy tickets choose Spring, Fall, and for a limited time get All Festival Pass for savings on both festivals. For ticket prices and details visit Tickets and feel free to call us with any questions you may have M-F, 9-5 at (209) 984-8630
12/10/2015 Ticket sales for the 2016 Festival Season are about to begin and we want to give you every reason to give the gift of Strawberry this Christmas. For the Spring Festival, that means your gift includes a live performance on Friday night by festival favorite, Tim O’Brien. Visit Tim’s site and listen to a track to wake up soft and smooth to the sound of "Pompadour".
12/09/2015 In 2016 we are focused on nurturing what makes Strawberry YOUR festival. Of all the many wonderful traditions that have taken hold over the years, jamming has always been at the heart of the camp experience. In the months leading up to both festivals, we want to talk about all the fun things that are going to happen and help you find them once you get there. Feel free to use this thread to invite visitors to your special camp gathering or jam and then post your camp location on the message board when you arrive at the festival. And remember to keep an ear to the Hog for the latest information on live performances from camp to stage. Now and for all time, your camp is the most important stage at the festival, so come home, and bring your instruments and FM radio with you!
12/09/2015 Did someone say grass!!! Many of the improvements you’ve requested are underway at both festival locations. The Music Meadow and Kids Area at Westside are both being expanded and grass has been planted. Moving further into the interior of the Westside property, there are a lot of nice camping areas that are being developed for the Fall Festival. Additional potable water locations, the message board, and improved festival signage are all in the works for both locations as well. Check back soon for up to date photos of the progress!
12/08/2015 We’re excited about the return of several celebrated traditions for the 2016 Season. In addition to the return of Strawberry Music Festival Holiday Card we are pleased to announce the return of the All Festival Pass. The All Festival Pass is a great deal on 4 Day Camping tickets to both festivals and will be available through January 29th. We are also pledging to bring back the iconic message board, in order to help you find each other and the places you love to visit. We’re just getting started with the return to the new normal in 2016, so when you return to Berryland, you’ll have a return on your investment that can’t be quantified. Keep those comments coming, because we are listening!
12/08/2015 For a preview of the Spring Festival lineup we are very pleased to announce that Mary Gauthier and Sarah Potenza will be joining us, both from the cancelled Fall 2013 Festival lineup! With the release of “Trouble & Love” in 2014, singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier continues to dig deep into her musical well of experience that spans a lifetime of love, loss, and transformation. Sarah Potenza wooed audiences nationwide with her monster vocals in 2015 when she made it to the top twenty on NBC’s popular TV show, “The Voice”. Watch Sarah’s blind audition and then listen to what it sounds like When a Woman Goes Cold. We’ve waited long enough to see each of these powerfully talented ladies make their return to the Strawberry stage! Several other acts have just been confirmed, so stay tuned for more lineup announcements soon.
12/04/2015 We’re excited to announce that ticket sales for the 2016 season will begin on Friday, December 11th! The Spring Festival will take place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend and the Fall Festival will be at Westside over Labor Day weekend. Get your tickets early for the best deals and stay tuned for the latest festival news and lineup announcements!
11/25/2015 The season of celebration is upon us, and what we are most thankful for is all the many years of making music together! Please look forward to receiving our holiday card and for Spring Festival ticket sales to begin before Christmas, and for Fall Festival ticket sales to begin early in the New Year. We hope you and yours have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Strawberry Staff
11/03/2015 We’ve been busy reviewing all of your great feedback from the Fall 2015 Festival and are loving all of the great suggestions! There is a lot of potential for Westside to be a very comfortable and authentically beautiful place for music to be played and memories to be made. We want to thank everyone who came and/or supported this event. We’re committed to the continued improvement of the festival experience in both new locations and look forward to keeping you informed of the progress. Click to fill out the Strawberry Fall 2015 Survey or submit your festival feedback go to Submit Feedback. Please stay tuned for information regarding ticket sales for the 2016 Festival Season, as well as the return of the beloved Holiday Card! The Holiday Card signals the beginning of ticket sales, has the season’s first lineup announcements, offers the best discounts available, and features original artwork to brighten the days between Berries. If you are not on our mailing list, click here to get in on the fun: Mailing List

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