SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) has announced the launch of Turn Your Radio OnLINE, a webcast series starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. PT, and ending on continuing every Saturday until June 20. This new online music event is inspired by the ABC’s annual Father’s Day Festival, which has been held in Grass Valley, Calif., Since 1975.
The lineup includes well-known and popular California bands performing online from their “shelter in place” locations and webcast to bluegrass fans around the world. Artists featured in the series include Tim O’Brien, Laurie Lewis, Molly Tuttle, Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Joe Newberry & April Verch, and many more.
The webcasts will be accompanied by an online auction to raise funds for the CBA’s new COVID Artist Relief Fund. Items up for auction include beautiful acoustic instruments, books, music lessons, historical bluegrass memorabilia, and items of interest from popular musicians.
Turn Your Radio OnLINE will also feature live interviews, online interactions and more, connecting with the energy of California’s burgeoning bluegrass scene. Watch our expanded show on June 20.
“Bluegrass and old-school music have always been about people coming together,” says Theresa Gooding, president of the ABC. “We approached this project with a sense of urgency to create new infrastructure and fun content, to connect our community and support our talented musicians.”
CBA President Geoff Sargent added, “Artists’ livelihoods have been devastated. ABC members have come together to help raise funds for these amazing bands, creating this exciting series of live performances to reach an even wider audience.
The performance schedule and auction information are available at https://www.turnyourradio.online/
About the California Bluegrass Association:
The California Bluegrass Association is a non-profit organization, founded in 1974, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, traditional instrumental and vocal music of the United States. The CBA is one of the oldest and largest bluegrass associations in the world with over 2,700 members and hosts events throughout the year including the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, a music camp and jamming camps. The ABC is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the next generation of bluegrass fans, gatherers and professionals with pioneering programs such as our Youth Academy and Kids on Bluegrass. Please visit us at https://www.cbaweb.org/ and become a member of the CBA to support our mission.
Current updates are available at https://www.turnyourradio.online/
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