Ojai Mardi Gras A  Krewe of local artist and musicians who work together to put on the biggest and best Mardi Gras Celebration west of New Orleans, ever year in the first weekend of March at the Ojai Center for the Arts.

SBCDS offers contra dancing every Sunday evening in downtown Santa Barbara with lively sting bands. Couples or singles of all ages and levels welcome. Lessons at 6:00, dancing 6:30-9:30pm, only $8.00 for a fun evening.

Roadtunes Sessions hosted by Andy Doerr on KCSB 91.9 FM, Tuesdays 9 to 11 a.m. “Songs and tunes for days spent on the road and back ‘round the kitchen table.” A wide variety of music from acoustic to electric, but based around folk and singer songwriters. I also interview both local and internationally known musicians whenever I can. Webcast at: www.kcsb.org. Contact: roadtunes@cox.net.

SongTree - The Song Tree concert series takes place at the Live Oak Unitarian Fellowship Hall in Goleta, California.
The Cambria Hoot (2 hours north of Santa Barbara) Live, acoustical music presented in a small, intimate atmosphere just a few miles from Hurst Castle
Folk Music Center Instruments and Lessons in Claremont CA.

The Fret House - 309 N. Citrus Avenue, Covina, CA 91723. (626) 339-7020
Live Oak Music Festival An annual Folk Festival in the hills above Santa Barbara
McCabe's Guitar Shop Famed Santa Monica music store with great concerts
Music Alive! Home Page We work to promote Acoustic Music and Acoustic Music Venues online.
Annual Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention and Festival A day-long celebration of American Folk Music. Great time in Goleta, CA!
SOhO in Santa Barbara, often presents Celtic/Folk musicians in its nightly stage show (805) 962-7776
Strawberry Music Festival A twice yearly Music Festival in Yosemite area
Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival 
Sisters Folk Festival 
Zoey's Coffee Loft - 451 E. Main St. in Ventura. Call ahead for dinner reservations if you want to be sure of a seat: (805) 652-0091.

Folk/Acoustic music sites...

AcousticMusic.net Dedicated to acoustic music in Southern California and beyond.
The Bluegrass Connection Bluegrass artists and more.
Cittern and Mandolin Andy Irvine's resources on these instruments.
Cybergrass: The Internet Bluegrass Magazine.
Digital Traditions Folksong Database Search Page 
Dirty Linen:  The Magazine of Folk, Electric Folk, Traditional, and World Music.
Folk / Acoustic / Music Links A links resource for Atlanta, North Georgia, the US, and around the world
Folk Lib Index The FolkLib Index is an on-going attempt to index all information available anywhere on the World Wide Web that is even somewhat related to the fields of Folk Music, Bluegrass and Old-Time Music, Acoustic Blues and Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar.
Folk Music Home Page:  Jay Glicksman's page, primarily a pointer to other services.
folkmusic dot org the comprehensive source for folk and acoustic music resources on the World Wide Web
Folk Music -- Music Resources on the Internet 
Folk Music Online Broadcast Live by WKSU on the weekends, and available online all the time!
Folk Music Web Ring The folk music web ring is a series of sites pertaining to folk music, by following the folk ring code, people can "surf" related sites.
FolK Train A useful Folk music information hub.

Folkscene   Howard & Roz Larman have been bringing the finest in acoustic music to LA since 1970! Now on KPIG Internet radio!
FolkWeb - On-Web Folk CD Store and Listening Room FolkWeb is dedicated to the new, independent, and undiscovered folk and acoustic artists
The Fret House Home Page Covina, CA, music store with great concerts
Redwood Bluegrass Associates Redwood Bluegrass Associates is a non-profit organization serving the San Francisco Bay area to promote bluegrass and related acoustic music through concerts and workshops
Richard Hess - "Folk" Music Links of Interest More links.
Rick's Folk Music Home Page A web site dedicated to the enjoyment of Folk Music
Roots Music Business.com news and insights for, from, and about professionals in Americana, folk, country, world, and roots music
RootsWorld: Real Music: Reel World: World Music The online magazine of world roots and folk

ArtsLinksList Artist directory

Related Links

Here are a few websites with related interests or with connections to the folk music scene.

Celtic, Folk and Roots Music from Around the World