CBA Youth Academy


Date: June 14 through 17, 2017
Venue: Nevada County Fairgrounds
Address: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, California 95949

Info: Darby Brandli at or call 510 735-6364

Admission: $300 and parent or guardian must have a 4 day ticket to the Fathers Day Festival, Please see registration information and conditions below.

CBA Youth Academy

The California Bluegrass Association 5th Annual YOUTH ACADEMY will be held June 14-17, 2017 (Wednesday through Saturday) during the CBA 42nd Annual Father's Day Bluegrass Festival on the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.

The CBA Academy enrolls 49 students, ages 8-16, and provides four days of instrumental and vocal instruction. The camp is a one-of-a-kind experience, exposing your child to bluegrass, old- time and folk music. We accept beginner to intermediate level students. (FAQS about the Academy can be found at

The Barefoot Movement is the featured faculty band in 2017. An end-of-camp performance is held at 3PM Saturday on the Pioneer Stage. Registration is $300 for the four days: registration opens February 15, 2017 on or at $100 scholarships are available while funds last. An adult guardian must purchase a four-day ticket to the Father's Day Festival and be present on the festival grounds during the Academy.

Questions can be directed to Paul Elwell at or (760)937-9121. This event sells out every year, so early registration is recommended.