Grassroots Bluegrass Gathering

A Bluegrass Festival for bluegrass musicians, students and enthusiasts to share grassroots music
A Fundraiser for the restoration of the Historic 1911 Port Costa School

Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM
at the Historic 1911 Port Costa School, Port Costa, CA

      Can't attend but want to support with the restoration of the                                Historic Schoolhouse?  Click the DONATE button at:


2023 - Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 25, 2023
Port Costa, CA  - Bluegrass at the School

A festival fundraiser for restoration of 

the Historic 1911 Port Costa School and Museum - a 501(c)(3)

When:    Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time:      12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM
Where:  Historic Port Costa School and Museum
  1 Plaza del Hambre, Port Costa, CA

Cost: $20.00 - Adults  /  $10.00 - age 12-21  /  Free under 12 

We're old school - so accepting good old fashioned cash.
There's an ATM at the Warehouse and could possibly have a workaround.  But best to bring moola.

$5.00 parking is available in the Softball field at the School on a first come basis.  Additional parking at the end of Canyon Lake Drive.

The weather looks amazing for an outdoor gathering!!!

LIVE Bluegrass Music on the center stage all afternoon.   We are very excited to announce our headliner bands!

Fresh Picked Bluegrass Band

Berkeley's Manning Music School - Bluegrass Students on Stage!

Bloomfield Bluegrass Band

Blue & Lonesome

and Port Costa's own Mitch Polzak & Friends

Bluegrass jam sessions in the school and schoolyard  –  no matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned picker - bring your instrument and join in on a circle!

Vendors booths selling playable, useable and wearable wares!

Food and Beverages - Judge Casey's Meatloaf & Veganloaf Sandwiches, 
soft drinks, beer and wine.  Judge Casey was a famous Port Costa Judge and their Irish Ketsup sauce is delicious - on and in about anything!

Walking tours of Port Costa start at the School and run for 35 minutes. Tours start at 1:00 and 3:00.    Donations for the tour go to the Port Costa Conservation Society, the 501(c)(3) responsible for the Port Costa School and the Port Costa Museum & Archives Project.

Downtown Bars, Restaurants, Shopping:  Warehouse Cafe (an iconic Bar), Bull Valley Roadhouse (a fabulous restaurant). Shop at JJ's Compulsive Peddler, Theatre of Dreams, Barron's Boardwalk in the Warehouse...

And just enjoy being in and around this uncommon town!  So close but feels like you're far away!

Can't attend but want to support the School Restoration? Go to and click the DONATE button!

Questions? call or text Suzanne Statler @ (415) 531-0432.

About Port Costa: The town with a population of only about 200 people, is nestled in a canyon surrounded on 3 sides by East Bay Regional Park & Ranchland and the 4th side is the water of the Carquinez Straits.

Located between the Crockett and Martinez in Northwest Contra Costa County, it is an eclectic, artistic, uncommon and kind of amazing destination. Please come to visit and learn about our town and enjoy the day!

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