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Bluegrass Festival Artist Spotlight: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Isaac, Greg, Jeff, Ellie, Tristan -photo by Kenneth Wajda

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

When the Bluegrass Festival kicks off this evening with a big barbecue at the fairgrounds the first taste of music that concert-goers will hear is Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. The group will play three more times at this weekend’s performances.

From the Artist’s website:

“Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans worldwide, and have left many a first time listener in stunned disbelief! It also features the award winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins. Tristan is also an accomplished songwriter, and his and Jeff’s original instrumentals play a large role in the band’s unique and energetic sound.

“The band also features incredible bluegrass vocals, led by the powerful voice of front man Greg Blake. Greg has twice been nominated for SPBGMA’s “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year” award and his phenomenal bluegrass guitar playing has earned him 9 nominations and an amazing 5 consecutive wins as SPBGMA’s Guitarist of the Year! Rounding out the band with harmony vocals on fiddle is Portland, OR native, Ellie Hakanson and award winning musician on multiple instruments, Isaac Callender, playing the bass.”

Admission to the Festival is $20 per day or you can purchase a three-day pass at the gate for $60. Children under 12 get in free.

Wednesday night’s Barbecue and Bluegrass at the fairgrounds will feature Jeff Scroggins and Colorado along with performers from the bluegrass music camp. Click here to find out more about the barbecue.

Complete Festival Schedule

Friday – June 23rd

11:45 – 12:00 Welcome Ceremony
12:00 – 12:50 One Button Suit
1:00 – 1:45  Blue J’s
2:05 – 2:55 Blue Highway
3:05 – 3:50 Music Camp Show
4:00 – 5:00 Nu-Blu
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner Break – Workshops
6:00 – 6:50 Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players
7:00 – 7:50 Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
8:10 – 9:00 Blue Highway

Saturday – June 24th

9:50 – 10:00 Announcements
10:00 – 10:50 One Button Suit
11:00 – 12:00 Sage Creek
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break – Workshops
1:00 – 1:45 Grassland Road
2:00 – 2:50 Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
3:00 – 3:50 Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players
4:00 – 5:00 Blue J’s
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner Break – Workshops
6:00 – 6:45 Grassland Road
7:05 – 7:50 Blue Highway
8:10 – 9:00 Jeff Scroggins and Colorado

Sunday – June 25th

8:30 – 9:30 Nondenominational Services
9:55 – 10:00 Announcements
10:00 – 10:50 Nu-Blu – Gospel Show
11:00 – 12:00 One Button Suit
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break – Workshops
1:00 – 1:50 Sage Creek
2:00 – 2:50 Nu-Blu
3:00 – 4:00 Grassland Road

Click here to download a printable schedule for the entire three-day festival!

For more information about the big Susanville Bluegrass Festival you can click here and visit the fair’s website or call the Lassen County Fair office at 530.251.8900.

You can also follow the Susanville Bluegrass Festival on Facebook.

Hailing from Siler City, North Carolina, Nu-Blu’s heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Nu-Blu will play several sets during the Susanville Bluegrass Festival.

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