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Grass Valley: SEPTEMBER

Strawberry Music Festival

“Mountains. Magic. Music.” The catchphrase of this lively, four-day event says it all. Families and fans are encouraged to turn the event into a giant camping party, and there is tons of space for pitching tents. This is the kind of event where banjo music twangs through the pines, with little children dancing in dusty bare feet. As for music, hear bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, indie rock, gospel, Cajun, and Celtic—and probably some unlabelled genres too—with nightly shows, spontaneous jams, workshops, and special children’s events taking place over four jam-packed days. Popular attractions include Ruby’s Orchid Lounge and the Breakfast Club, plus a food court with quality offerings, and artisanal crafts for sale.