Official SWBA Website

Welcome music fans Thank you for visiting the Official Southwest Bluegrass Association Website.

Promoting bluegrass music in California, Arizona, Nevada and beyond for 40+ years.  

The Southwest Bluegrass Association (SWBA)
Is a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation.

We’re a large organization of bluegrass pickers and grinners.

Who take part in and promote Bluegrass music events in the Southwestern United States. The Southwest Bluegrass Association brings people together for the preservation, enjoyment, and advancement of bluegrass music.

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The Southwest Bluegrass Association’s Mission.

To promote and sponsor local bluegrass music and family oriented events.
Improving public appreciation of bluegrass, and the music’s contribution to our American heritage.  Our members attend and encourage others to support local attendance at bluegrass events.  Assisting other organizations, event promoters and any others involved with bluegrass music, to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of this music. Instructing, conducting educational and promotional activities which will advance and appreciate our American music heritage and culture. To develop school-based activities and events that will introduce young people to take part in bluegrass music.

On the Official SWBA Website.

You will find information and links for upcoming concerts, festivals, jams, news feeds and more.

We invite you to:

Become a Southwest Bluegrass Association member.

Support this website:

Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated.

 Submit Events.

Information and links for a Campout, Concert, Event, Festival, Jam, Workshop.

Submit articles – about music, how to’s and more, for our visitors to read and learn about Acoustic, Bluegrass, Folk, Old-time music, history, the people involved and the instruments.

Information on this website:

The information on this website is supplied by an all-volunteer effort of many people and SWBA works hard to keep it accurate and up-to-date. We encourage those whose events are listed on this website to keep your information current – if you have any changes, additions or edits, please let them know by submitting an updated event and SWBA will update the site with your new information.

Neither the Southwest Bluegrass Association nor the people involved in providing information on this website can be held responsible for any result stemming from errors in information found on the Southwest Bluegrass Association website. Please check with the actual venue before traveling long distances to bluegrass events.

For any questions regarding this Web Site, its content, or requested changes, please Contact SWBA

To submit events for the inTune Calendar on this website, provided and updated by the Bluegrass Association Of Southern California. Click Here to visit the BASC website to submit or update events for there calendar.