California World Fest, International Celebration in Grass Valley

Four days of music, camping, jamming, time with your kids (if you have any) and celebrating, are what's promised at the annual California WorldFest, an event held in the tall Sierra pines of Gold Country in Grass Valley, approx. an hour's drive northeast of Sacramento. Located near the Tahoe National Forest, the setting is spectacular and the prices are great. A four day pass with camping is around $140. That's the most expensive option.

Featuring world music and bands, the acts take to the outdoor stage to entertain thousands who come to this event as their summer tradition. California WorldFest features eight stages of music and dance from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program.

Among the highlights in 2011 are these performers: India.Arie and Idan Raichel, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Jake Shimabukuro, Nanci Griffith, Doc Severinsen & San Miguel 5, Delhi 2 Dublin, Andrew York, Plena Libre, The Greencards, Bluehouse, SambaDa', Jez Lowe, Rosie Burgess Trio, Los Llaneros, Pistolera, Limpopo, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Good Lovelies, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Handful of Luvinī, Zili Misik, Khaira Arby & her Band, Brass Mafia, Banana Slug String Band, Professor Merloch Silvermaine, LoCura, Salaam Ensemble, The Railflowers, Cafe Musique, Sid Lewis' Jammin' 101, Troika Folk Dance Band and Village Folk Orkestra.

Jam sessions invite you to bring your musical instrument and sit in with some of the performers to jam with them in a group. All ages and levels of musical talent participate in these events. It's a lot of fun! See for more info!

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