Music fans in Temecula are going to be treated to a ton of fun when the 13th Annual Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival kicks off March 16-17.
Headlining the event will be four-person acoustic bluegrass band The Special Consensus, fresh off a Grammy nomination for its album “Scratch Gravel Road.”
Co-founder Greg Cahill was awarded the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011. The band also includes Rick Faris, David Thomas and Dustin Benson.
Bluegrass Etc. – a nationally known group featuring Dennis Caplinger John Moore on mandolin, guitar and vocals and Bill Bryson on bass and vocals — will co-headline the event.
A crowd-pleaser and known for its stage personality and high energy, Bluegrass Etc. will perform a hard-hitting show of instrumental expertise and vocal precision.
This year’s festival will features 11 scheduled bands and dozens of impromptu performances throughout Old Town Temecula – including such local favorites as Silverado Bluegrass, Irish/Bluegrass Sligo Rags, The Wimberly’s, Tail Draggers, Sweet Tidings, Next Generation, Old Haywire and Bluegrass Brethren.
Performances are planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 16-17.
Concerts are free.
A unique concert featuring The Special Consensus, Bluegrass Etc. and Silverado is at 7 pm. Saturday, March 16 on the Old Town Temecula Community Theater stage, located at 42051 Main St. in Temecula.
Tickets are $15 and $20, and available at www.temeculatheater.org.
To learn more, visit www.temeculacalifornia.com.