Welcome to 2018

The year is 2018 and we are excited to announce another star-studded, award winning packed lineup for our festival.  This year our line-up will be performing 1 set each with set times of 60, 75, & 90 minutes.  There has also been a full 30 minute break included at 5PM on both Friday & Sunday to give you a little time to grab dinner at the Bay Breeze Cafe or The snackshack located in the Festival Grounds before getting into the evening sets!

We still have a few spots to fill and will be posting these updates to our Facebook as they come in! Tickets are on sale now. STAY WHERE THE MUSIC IS at www.castawaysrvoc.com.

If you don’t follow us on Facebook yet do so: https://www.facebook.com/OCbluegrassbythebay/

We will see you before you know it!

2017 Festival

We look forward to hosting all of you at this years festival! We have been working hard to continue the growth and quality of our festival.   We hope you are as excited about this years line up and the introduction of a few more 90 minute sets. Check out our line-up page to see when your favorite artist is playing.   Spaces at Castaways are filling up fast so be sure to make your reservation today in order to stay at the festival ground and where the bands stay.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online or by calling Castaways front desk at 410-213-0097.

We hope you have a great rest of your summer and we will see you this fall.


Hello Everyone! Who is ready to join us for the 2017 festival?  We are very excited to announce tickets are now on sale!  We have worked closely with the artists to put together all your favorites and a few new faces for this years festival.  We have been doing our happy dances for the best possible weather this year after the deluge of rain we experienced the first day of the 2016 festival! We are still so thankful that so many of you still came out and spent Thursday with us in the tent. The show must go on!  We are happy to announce that we have a few of your favorite bands playing 90 minute sets this year. We spoke with a few last year and came to a decision that this would allow for a unique show from each band and a little more time to show off their musicianship.  We hope everyone is just excited as we are! If you head to the tickets page you will be able to head directly to our online hub for ticket sales.  Ticket sales ARE NOT currently being sold through the venue and must be purchased through TicketLeap!

We look forward to hosting you this year! Be sure to call Castaways today to reserve your site (410)213-0097 and purchase your tickets here.


Once again on behalf of everyone here at Bluegrass by the Bay & Castaways RV Resort we want to say thank you to everyone who came out to this years festival! We had such a good time singing, dancing, and pickin with all of you! We hope you had just as much fun as we did! We look forward to hosting you again next year for the Sixth Annual Bluegrass by the Bay September 28th – October 1st, 2017!

We will be working with bands and putting together a line up in the coming weeks! Keep your eye on the site for more updates!

Also keep an eye out for the 2016 Gallery – which will include numerous photos from the weekend and even some video of a few songs!

Thank you!


Larry Cordle

Hello Bluegrass By The Bay fans, we have the unfortunately duty of informing our fans that due to health reasons Larry Cordle will be unable to attend this years festival.  We wish Larry the absolute best as he takes a step back and gets healthy! We look forward to bringing Larry back for future festivals! We have filled the hole in our lineup created by this misfortune with a great band the Darrell Webb Band

Welcome to Bluegrass by the Bay 2016

Welcome Back Fans!

We hope you’re still with us! We know it took a little extra time to get this years festival line-up announced, however we believe it has been worth the wait! We have put together an INCREDIBLE lineup this year made up of your favorite artists from years past and some new artists! Head over to our performers link and check out everyone who will be joining us this year. Tickets are officially on sale and we are ready to welcome you into our world!