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Source: City of Santee


August 26, 2019 (Santee) -- The City of Santee Parks & Recreation Committee’s annual Bluegrass Festival, a fundraiser for people, parks, and programs, is scheduled for Sept. 14 at Town Center Community Park. This year’s event marks a decade in existence for the festival.

“The popularity of the Bluegrass Festival has grown every year, and it’s become tradition for a lot of people over the last 10 years,” said Santee Special Events Supervisor Bree Humphrey. “We feature the area’s best restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries, all while supporting a great cause. What’s not to love?”


This year’s musical lineup features two talented bluegrass bands, the Vulcan Mt. Boys and MohaviSoul. 


Beyond the music, food and drink samples, the event includes giving trees featuring a wide range of donated gifts, including gift certificates for restaurants and local attractions, hotel stays, and more. Attendees can also purchase opportunity drawing tickets for a chance to win additional prizes.


Since the inaugural charity event in 2010, the festival has generated nearly $325,000, and attendance has grown to nearly 2,000.


“The event offers a prime marketing opportunity for restaurants, micro-breweries, wineries, and distilleries to expose their products to new consumers,” Humphrey said. “Donors to our giving trees and opportunity drawing are also highlighted.”

Donations to the charitable event are tax-deductible. Proceeds from the festival are used to support the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and to subsidize recreation scholarship programs for seniors and low- and moderate-income families.
This festival is made possible through generous sponsorship from Barona Resort & Casino, Republic Services, RezCare Pharmacy, SDG&E, HomeFed, KIMCO, Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve, Cox Communications, The Vinyl Draft, and Allegiance Heating & Air Conditioning.
For more information about becoming a vendor, sponsor, or to donate, contact Bree Humphrey at (619) 258-4100 ext. 218 or Jon Shellhammer at (619) 258-4100 ext. 219.


Festival information is available at


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