Nevada County Fairgrounds to host Strawberry Music Festival on September 11-16

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is pleased to announce that this year’s Strawberry Music Festival will be held at the beautiful tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on September 11 – 14.

This popular music festival – which features four days of music, camping and recreation – draws thousands of musicians, entertainers, and music enthusiasts from across the United States each year. The festival features a wide range of musical acts, representing many different musical genres, including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, rock, Cajun, Celtic and gospel.

Last year, Strawberry Music’s Fall Festival was cancelled due to the Rim Fire that burned around their festival home near Yosemite.  After being denied a permit for this year’s fall festival at Camp Mather, they came to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to ask for sanctuary so that the festival could continue.

The Strawberry Music Festival is one of several popular, world-class music festivals held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds each year. This year’s line-up includes the California Bluegrass Festival, June 12 – 15; Music in the Mountain’s SummerFest Outdoor Series, 
June 26 – July 3; California WorldFest, July 10 – 13; and the KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace, September 26 – 28.

“Earlier this week, we received a letter from Phil Ginsburg, General Manager at SFR&PD, officially denying our permit for Fall 2014 at Camp Mather,” according to the Strawberry Festival’s website. “After months of working to this end, it is now clear that they never intended to issue a permit that they would honor. Therefore, we are moving on. Since the Fall Festival was cancelled in 2013, we have promised to provide refunds and a rescheduled festival. We intend to make good on our promise. We have recently been offered sanctuary in a new location.”

The Strawberry Music Festival has taken place at Camp Mather since 1983. The four-day festival evolved out of a lack of music festivals of its kind at the time. The festival hires about 25 bands for the main stage and sets up a few other stages as well.

For more information about the Strawberry Music Festival, call (209) 984-8630 or visit For information about the Nevada County Fairgrounds, visit or call (530) 273-6217.

–Strawberry Music Festival and Nevada County Fairgrounds

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