Enjoy old time country music from world-class performers at the annual affair in mid-July. The Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival began in 2004, and was conceived by the local Chamber of Commerce as a way to introduce folks to our beautiful valley and, more importantly, as a scholarship fundraiser for the local valley high school. Bluegrass music, small towns and high mountain scenery are a pretty unbeatable combination. The great thing about bluegrass festivals is that, unlike some other genres of music, you very often get to meet the bands and chat with them after their performances. Sometimes you even get to play music with them in small jam sessions that break out later in the evening.