Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA
May 21st-25th, 2015
Our 34th Year of Festivals
With the onset of the 2015 festival season, we are reminded how fortunate we
are to be part of such an amazing community of music lovers. Thanks to a
very special group of people including patrons, staff, contracted services,
concessionaires, artisans, musicians, and venue management we are able to
produce a music festival that celebrates the things we love most; friends,
family, food, art, laughter, and music! We could not be more grateful for
your part in making the Fall 2014 Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds
a resounding success.
The Spring 2015 Festival will take place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds
Thursday, May 21st - Monday, May 25th. Deemed the most beautiful
fairgrounds in California, the Nevada County Fairgrounds offers beautifully
forested camping, tree lined meadows, permanent bathhouses, level terrain,
with lots of indoor and outdoor space for family fun and entertainment, in
an easily accessible location. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada
foothills, charming gold rush towns Grass Valley and Nevada City are just
minutes away with lots of services including lodging options, restaurants,
stores, gas stations, and recreation. This year the Spring Festival
presents the gold standard in main stage entertainment, intimate side stage
performances, top notch children's programming, workshops and activities for
all ages, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Come see why
Strawberry is so much more than a music festival!
While we continue to update our website with the latest information
available, if you have any questions please call the Strawberry office at
(209) 984-8630. Our staff is eager to share information about the festival.
See you there!
Back by popular demand! On Thursday night, Nina Gerber will be performing her collection of Lullabies along with Dobroist Michael Witcher at the Pine Tree Stage. The Sandman is sure to make an appearance as this magical duo lulls you into sweet dreams under starry Strawberry skies.
Joining us at the Spring 2015 Festival for our Singer Songwriter Circle and Sunday Morning Revival will be local favorite Rita Hosking! Taking place Friday night after the Main Stage as a Hog Ranch Radio broadcast and live performance our brand new late night event features dynamic, emerging talent and is open to the public!
||For our final Main Stage lineup announcement let's give it up for singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Willy Tea Taylor! Listen to Young When I Left Home and see where his distinctive voice takes you along that old dirt road.
||Please welcome Dan Bern for his debut appearance on the Strawberry Stage, Saturday morning. Armed with a guitar and his voice, singer songsmith Dan Bern is raw, topical and always honest. When you have a few moments to feel something painfully real that begins and ends with love, share in Dan’s Kid’s Prayer. Stay tuned for Workshop and Late Night Stage announcements!
||We are happy to announce that Day Ticket sales will begin and the full Main Stage lineup will be posted on the website Friday morning, March 27th. This is an exciting lineup for any given day or for the entire festival, so stay tuned to see who plays when!
||Steeped in New Orleans Jazz in the Dixieland style, The Dixie Giants are a mix of music educators, jazz students, and wine maker in training. Hailing from Sonoma, they are said to parade the streets whooping and playing up a storm. We can’t wait for this storm to blow in, around camp, and right onto the Main Stage. Whether it’s New Orleans classics, a Dixieland twist on modern pop/rock songs or originals written in the traditional style, The Dixie Giants will bring the energy big time! See them take to the streets and perform their tune February.
||It’s Monday morning and we could all use some good news. For our latest announcement, let’s welcome The Easy Leaves to the Spring 2015 Lineup. “Get Down” and “Keep It Country” while The Easy Leaves bring honky-tonk to the Music Meadow in double time. Original words to original sounds, Kevin Carducci and Sage Fifield’s harmoniously wayward rhythms will move you literally and figuratively. Watch their official YouTube video of Crack the Bottle to see what we mean! Get ready for a toe-tappin’, gal-swingin’ good time where rockabilly and country collide on Thursday Afternoon.
|| Let's show a big round of Likes for the Canadian singer-songwriter lead, David Myles Trio, guaranteed to woo Strawberry crowds on Friday night! From soulful, contemporary pop crooners to delicate, jazzy folk ditties, and down-home, back porch roots tunes to infectious hip-hop earworms, David effortlessly injects any song with irresistible energy. Get a taste of his timeless syle by watching the video for Long Dark Night or prepare to be entertained when you see Santa Never Brings me a Banjo.
||Impressing audiences from coast to coast with their soulfully, assertive instrumentation, we are happy to announce Della Mae at the Spring 2015 Festival. These female ambassadors of American roots music have played points far and wide with the U.S. State Departments’ American Music Abroad program. Prepare to be amazed when you hear them play Empire . Sign up for a free download of "Boston Town" off their upcoming self titled release, here.
||Just a reminder, RV Sites are now available for purchase. You can reserve your RV Site with a Visa or Mastercard, by calling the office at (209) 984-8630. For more information, please read the RV Site Guidelines or view the RV Site Map on the Ticket Page. See you there!
||Joining us at the Spring 2015 Lineup will be The Mavericks, Anders Osborne, Eilen Jewell, and New Orleans Suspects. This is going to be a fun show with lots of exciting talent, so stay tuned as we fill the last few slots available on the Main Stage! See you there!
||We are pleased to announce that Sam Bush, The Duhks, A.J. Ghent, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and Marley’s Ghost are to take the stage at the Spring 2015 Festival! Stay tuned for more exciting lineup announcements. See you there!
||We are very pleased to announce that artists for the Spring 2015 Festival are to include Bonnie Raitt, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Ray Bonneville, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Sam Baker, and Chicago Farmer! Tickets are now on sale, so don’t miss out on special winter prices. Visit our Ticket page for more information or Buy Tickets Now.
|12/11/2014||With the announcement of the Spring 2015 Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, many of you are wondering if and when we will return to Camp Mather. At this point, we cannot say if this exodus, from our festival home of over 30 years, is temporary or permanent. While we will not rule out a return to our beloved Mather, no circumstances have been presented that would allow us to do that at this time. Charged with the responsibility of preserving the Strawberry tradition for future generations, we are not in a position to be put off, mislead, or forced to fight. Last year we beat the odds when we were granted the federal disaster relief loan, issued refunds and exchanges for Fall 2013 tickets, and produced the Fall 2014 Festival in Grass Valley, despite the lack of cooperation we received from officials at San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department. As we search for our mountain home, we must be able to trust venue management to communicate honestly and work with us instead of against us. Wherever we go and however long it takes, we are committed to providing the finest festival experience possible that is accessible to all ages and abilities. In the meantime, we are making our best effort to get Spring tickets on sale before Christmas and look forward to making a very big lineup announcement soon! Please stay tuned and stay positive!|
|11/26/2015||Great news folks! We could not be happier to announce that the Spring 2015 Festival is taking place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend- Thursday, May 21st through Sunday, May 24th. We’ve already got some great music in the works and look forward to more exciting announcements regarding lineup and ticket sales beginning before Christmas. The office will be closing at noon today for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Tuesday, December 2nd. |
Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday,
|9/24/2014||A resounding THANK YOU goes out to all who attended and participated in the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival! The Strawberry Way was in full force at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, and the spirit of this amazing community could be easily felt. We could not be more grateful to the Fall 2013 ticket holders that waited patiently for us to provide this festival and refunds. Working with the staff at the Nevada County Fairgrounds has been a pleasure, and we are grateful to them and the greater community for such a gracious reception. We intend to do whatever it takes to keep this tradition alive for the next generation of Strawberry Kids; so stay tuned for information regarding the 2015 Festival Season.|