June 18, 2024

The Stringband Fever festival, plays every weekend in April at the Plough and Stars, 116 Clement in SF, and features an Americana cavalcade of old-timey, bluegrass, Cajun, honky-tonk, and insurgent country.  All shows are $6-$10 (sliding scale) and start at 9:30.  Check the schedule below or the producer’s site at Shelby Ash Presents

This festival, now in its 13th year, and once called SF Bluegrass and Old-Timey (SFBOT), then Hillbilly Robot, also provides stage time for up and coming bands, making it a great opportunity to hear who’s new.

Saturday, April 7
Cajun & Zydeco Night
Featuring: Left Coast Special
9pm doors / 9:30 show / $6-$10 sliding scale / 21+

Friday, April 13
Country & Americana Night
Featuring: The Ps & Qs + Valerie Jay & The Americanos

Saturday, April 14
Country Honky-Tonk Night
Featuring: The Cash Prophets + Margo Cilker & The Cargo Milkers

Friday, April 20
Bluegrass Night
Featuring: Festival Speed

Friday, April 27
Alternative Americana Night
Featuring: Lester T. Raww’s Graveside Quartet + Samm Bones

Saturday, April 28
Bluegrass Fusion Night
Featuring: The Risky Biscuits + Cool Pistol String Band

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