It’s time for the Umpteenth* Annual Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in Golden Gate Park, sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association. Jeanie and Chuck are your hosts.
It’s a great chance for us city dwellers to get outside, get some fresh air, and enjoy an afternoon of music, good food, and good company. It’s a treat, whether you’re a jammer or just someone who wants to enjoy live, acoustic music on a lovely day in the park. It’s also a great reason for out-of-towners to plan a trip to San Francisco.
Your hosts will bring some food, plates, cups, and utensils to share. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish, beverages, and a jug of water. We won't be bringing a grill because it's no longer allowed in the Dahlia Dell.
The grove is near the statue of President Garfield on JFK Drive. Look for signs directing you to the Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic and keep your ear cocked for the sound of banjos, fiddles, and guitars, along with those piercing, nasal vocal stylings. There's plenty of room to spread out and have several jams. Bring your instruments, friends, and family. Chairs or blankets to sit on will be handy too.