***Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival Cancellation***
It is with great sadness that I must announce that the 2024 Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled. The reasons for this are a 5,000+ acre fire threatening the Scott Valley, heavy smoke, multiple evacuation orders and warnings, the infrastructure of the entire valley stretched to the breaking point, and all that combined with continued excessive heat warnings. We feel that to continue with the event would be putting people at risk, would add stress to an already horrible situation in the valley, and that bringing in a large number of people from outside the area would simply be too much for the infrastructure to handle. After putting in a year’s worth of work on this project we do not take cancelling it lightly, but, as this is first and foremost a community event, we will always put the local community and it’s well being at the center of our decision making.
All this being the case, do not feel we’ve abandoned the concept of the bluegrass festival, as we have decided to regroup and work toward bringing the festival back in 2025. We will, however, be choosing am earlier summer date for the festival in order to best position it to avoid repeating this scenario in the future. We sincerely hope our sponsors will continue to partner with us and roll their support over to next year. The bands booked this year will have priority to play in 2025, and the sound company will be rehired. We hope you understand why we’re doing what we’re doing and continue to support this wonderful event.
We will keep you posted and fully up to date as things begin to calm down and normalcy returns to the beautiful Scott Valley. Thank you for your understanding.





Welcome to the Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival!

From its inception in 2004, the Scott Valley Bluegrass festival was one of California’s premiere bluegrass festivals. It is “a festival of the people, by the people, and for the people,”  Bluegrass Hall of Famer Frank Ray loved to call the Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival.

Located in the friendly small town of Etna, California, off I-5 near Mount Shasta and Yreka, south of the California-Oregon Border, this special, unique festival features food vending by local service clubs, band housing with local families, a Friday evening jam downtown on Main Street, which is shut down with hay bales to vehicle traffic. Yes, the Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival even held the distinction of serving delicious fresh homemade pies by the local church ladies.

The closing of the festivals’ doors after the 2014 event, left a hole in the hearts of many – a hole that never truly healed, until now.

The Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival is back this year. Make plans to join us in July of 2024 as the Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival rises as high as the spectacular ring of mighty mountains surrounding the community in Etna. Travel with us on the bluegrass trail to what will become your favorite bluegrass festival on the West Coast.

Hear About the Festival...Click below!

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For more information email us at: [email protected]

Or call: 530-340-0214