South State 48 – California Bluegrass Association

Join us this November in Carlsbad, CA!
Thursday, November 2 – Sunday, November 5, 2023
Our discounted block of rooms has been filled. However, you can still get a room at the hotel for market rate, or stay in one of the surrounding hotels. You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to participate in any of the activities!

If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case any rooms become available at the host hotel, please call the front desk at 760-438-7880.

This is a jamming event!

Tune up your guitar, rosin up that fiddle bow and get ready to pick 24/7. You can play music in the beautiful tree-filled courtyard all day and all night. Note: 24 hour jamming starts FRIDAY morning.


When you get hungry (for something besides music), check out the Windmill Food Hall, conveniently located adjacent to the hotel. This food venue features a dozen different restaurants and a full bar.

We’ve listened to your feedback!

In year three we will have even more workshops, more band performances, more of the “Open Jam Tent”, plus many new features! This is a family friendly event and there will be many activities for kids and teens, especially on Saturday. Remember – you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to take part in any of these activities!

Bluegrass evening show South State 48
South State 48 standup jam in Carlsbad