Spring Harp Fest

Founded in 1999 by Harmonica John Frazer, Chet Cannon and Budd Willis, Spring Harp Fest was created to promote the American art form, the blues harmonica. 

This community festival is funded by contributions from the local community and other donations from people like you. All of the the people that bring this event to the La Mesa community are volunteers. No one is paid, yet we have a great many expenses and we need your help.  Each year our expenses go up and every dollar we have to pay out takes away from the amount available for us to pass on to our charity.

This year, due to unexpected personal issues, we are behind on our preparations and can use immediate financial help to pay our bills and keep this wonderful community event on schedule.

Every year, we make a generous contribution from the proceeds of our festival to youth music programs, specifically ear-marked for harmonica inclusion. Supported by Blues Lovers of San Diego (BLUSD).  While raising funds to provide scholarships for the Blues Summer Camp from our proceeds, we hope to also increase the visibility of the harmonica in general, as well as showcase some of the many talented local blues and roots musicians that are available in and around San Diego and Southern California. 

We thank you for your support and greatly appreciate donations in any amount to help fund this amazing community event.


Budd Willis
La Mesa, CA

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