Founded on the principle that bluegrass is for anybody and everybody, the California Bluegrass Association (CBA) created Bluegrass Pride in 2017, an initiative to become the first ever bluegrass association to take part in an LGBT Pride celebration. By doing so, Bluegrass Pride hoped to take the love, acceptance, and joy at the heart of this music and invite the world to take it with them. This message struck a chord with the crowds and judges of SF Pride, who loved their unique and enthusiastic presence in the parade. The CBA and Bluegrass Pride were officially named the Best Overall Contingent in the 2017 SF Pride Parade, the first time in parade history that a first-time entrant has won the top prize. Now in their second year, Bluegrass Pride is continuing to grow and spread the word that bluegrass is for everybody by hosting regular beginner-friendly jams, sponsoring a local concert series, and marching in the 2018 SF Pride Parade.
Join the California Bluegrass Association in our triumphant return to the San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday June 24! We’ll be accompanying Della Mae playing on our loud and beautiful float and handing out cool swag and printed material.
Everyone is welcome! Costumes are encouraged! You don’t have to be a musician or a CBA member or subscribe to any particular orientation or gender.