Three Week Reminder: July 22 Is Cheap Ticket Deadline For NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Three Week Reminder: The deadline for purchasing Discount Advance Tickets to the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Friday, July 22, 2016. Tickets are conveniently available online or by mail.

The 23-year-old festival, a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, (next to Bolado Park, 7 miles south of Hollister) in lovely Tres Pinos.

Online Tickets

Festival Flyer

NCBS Membership

The July 2016 Northern California Bluegrass & Beyond Highlights

Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival

Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

The midsummer bluegrass music of July is upon us. Plenty of festivals and a ton of local shows are set for Northern California, so make your plans!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the second outings of both the Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival on July 10 and the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on July 24.

NCBS also welcomes the Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House. A raft of eclectic music festivals that include bluegrass are all around Northern California this month. Enjoy!

Here are the selective listings for the month:

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June 30-July 3 — High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy.

1 — Black Eyed Susies, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

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Festival Speed

1 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

1 — Festival Speed, Papermill Creek Saloon, Forest Knolls.

1 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Carpar Inn, Caspar.

1 – Cimmaron Rose Band, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

1-4 – San Francisco Folk Music Club July 4 Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

2 – Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

The sidewalk at Cafe La Tartine.

The elegant sidewalk life near Cafe La Tartine.

2 — 27strings, Sidewalk Performance, Café la Tartine, Redwood City. (Canceled due to illness)

2 – Barwick & Siegfried, The Monkey House, Berkeley.

plough-stars-sign2 — Sonoma Mountain Music Celebration, Five Springs Farm, Petaluma.

2 — Sierra Mountain Band, Dardanelle Resort, Dardanelle.

2 — The Mountain Men, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

2 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

2 – David Grisman Sextet, Yoshi’s, Oakland.

3 — Peter Rowan, Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio.

3 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association, Rose Garden Park, San Jose.

3 — Nervous Pinatas, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

3 – Boulder Creek Block Party, Joe’s Bar Parking Lot, Boulder Creek.

monkey-house-logofreight-sign3 — Ventucky String Band, Sierra Nevada Resort, Mammoth Lakes.

3 — Dark Hollow, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.

4 – Edgewood Mountain Boys, Woodside Junior Rodeo, Woodside.

4 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

4 — Young & Lowe, Alba Schoolhouse 121st July 4th Celebration, Ben Lomond.

4 – All American Music Festival, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

4 – City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito.

sams-bbq-pig-cook-logo4 – Genoa Americana Celebration, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV.

5 — Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

5 — Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

6 – Slaid Cleaves, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

6 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

6 — Bean Creek, Music In The Park, Stafford Park, Redwood City.

7 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos (NCBS welcomed)

7 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

cheese_board_collective_logoatlasfront17 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Cheese Board Pizza Collective, Berkeley.

7 — The Kentucky Twisters, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

7 — Slaid  Cleaves, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

7 — Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks, Fox & Goose, Sacramento.

8 — Hilltown, Pajaro Bar & Grill, Salinas.

Sam Bush

Sam Bush

8 – Barwick & Siegfried, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

8 — Sam Bush, Crest Theatre, Sacramento.

8 — The Grass Less Traveled, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

8 — The Roustabouts, Temblor Brewery, Bakersfield.

8-9 – Yosemite Music Festival, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

9 — Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

9 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol.

9 – Sam Bush, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

9 — Shasta String Summit, Kenneth Ford Theatre, College of the Siskiyous, Weed.

9 — Bearcat Duo, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

9 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Lucca Bar & Grill, Benecia.

9 — Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Dusty Green Bones, Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol.

10 — Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival, Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. (NCBS welcomed)

10 — Barwick & Siegfried, Banner Mountain Boys, Auburn Garden Theater, Auburn.

jupiter-pub-sign-neon-brick-wall10 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.

10 — Peter Rowan, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Keith Greeninger, (Ginny Mitchell Benefit House Concert) Ginny.thrive (at) gmail (dot) com, Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Bow Ties

The Bow Ties

11 — The Bow Ties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

11 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

12 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

12 — Abbott Family Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

summit-house-front-signs-sunset-orange-clouds13 — Jeff Austin Band, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

13 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

13 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

13 — Scott Nygaard, Matt Flinner & Sam Bevin, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

14 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS welcomed)

The T Sisters

The T Sisters

14 – The Sedgwick Brothers, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

The Redwood Ramble

The Redwood Ramble

14 — T Sisters, SFJAZZ, San Francisco.

14 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

14-17 – Redwood Ramble, Camp Navarro, Navarro. (Sold out)

14-17 — Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY.

14-17 – California Worldfest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

15 – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands,  (House Concert) info (at) spruceandmaplemusic (dot) com, Oakland.

Blue Mountain Quartet

Blue Mountain Quartet

15 — Sidetrack, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

15 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

15 — Blue Mountain Quartet, National Hotel, Jackson.

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

15 — Uncle Ephus, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

16 – High Country, The Back Room, Berkeley.

16 – Shasta String Celebration, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 — Montara Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Bela Fleck & Chris Thile

Bela Fleck & Chris Thile

16 – Slaid  Cleaves, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

16 — Bluegrass In The Valley, The Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park.

16 — Footprint, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

17 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, (House Concert) spalazzo (at) cruzio (dot) com, Santa Cruz.

17 — Circle R Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

17 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.

17 — Mountain Fire Band, Black Pug Cafe, Alameda.

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Caitlin Jemma

Caitlin Jemma

18 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

18 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

19 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, The Bistro, Hayward.

19 — Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Fox Theatre, Oakland.

19 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

19 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

shut-ins-lae-poster-7211620 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Heaven Lindsey-Burtch, Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto.

20 – Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, The Theatre At The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles.

21 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

21 — Achilles Wheel, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

21 — The Shut-Ins, Legal Assistance To The Elderly Benefit, Johnny Foley’s Irish Pub, San Francisco.

22 — Achilles Wheel, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

22 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

22 — Lonesome Moon, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

23 — Tom Size Cancer Fund Benefit With Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & More, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

23 — Barwick & Siegfried, Yuba Theatre, Downieville.

23 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

23 — Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival, Cedar Crest Vineyards, Manton.

24 — Steep Ravine, Salt Suns, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

24 — Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica. (NCBS welcomed)

24 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

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Willowbrook Ale House

Willowbrook Ale House

25 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

25 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

26 — Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

26 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

26 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

27 — Trout Farm Inn Family Fire Benefit, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek.

the-backroom-logo-an-intimate-place27 — Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

27 — Trail Rides Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

27 — The New Lost City Studebakers, Ruffhaus Hot Dog Company, El Dorado Hills.

28 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

28 — The Hellman Family Bluegrass Band, Amnesia, San Francisco.

28 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, The Argus, Chico.

29 — Ed Neff, USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland.

The Napa Porchfest

The Napa Porchfest

speisekammer-german-restuarant-sign29 — The Stragglers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

29-31 – Rockygrass, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO.

30 – Shepherd Canyon Band, The Back Room, Berkeley.

30 – Carolyn Sills Combo, Bean Creek, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Ed Neff

Ed Neff

30 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Speisekammer German Bar and Restaurant, Alameda.

30 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

30 — Misisipi Mike & The Midnight Gamblers, Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

31 – Napa Porchfest, various front porches, Napa.

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23rd NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 11-14 At San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos

The 23rd Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister and next door to Bolado Park.

The gathering is a benefit for NCBS and a showcase of top California bluegrass bands.

Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

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NCBS-Welcomed Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Returns June 30 With Hidden Still

The mountain view from the Summit House.

The mountain view from the Summit House.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series continues on June 30 with the band Hidden Still.

The FREE bluegrass programs are presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and are held from 6:00-8:30pm each Thursday evening at 23123 Highway 17, 6 miles south of Los Gatos, at the top of Highway 17.

The food and drink are good and the view is spectacular.

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Enjoy A Big 4th Of July Week Of Bluegrass Music For Northern California

Dr. Ralph Stanley, 1927-2016

RIP Dr. Ralph Stanley, 1927-2016

Bluegrass Music At The Rodeo

Bluegrass Music At The July 4th Woodside Rodeo!

It’s Fourth of July Week in Northern California and we have plenty of great bluegrass music for you! Here are the listings for Tuesday through next Wednesday.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be everywhere the music is — and you can join right in!

One sad note: Dr. Ralph’s Memorial Service takes place at 3:00pm (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, as we say goodbye to the last towering giant of the first generation of bluegrass musicians. See live streaming information below.

Bluegrass Fourth Of July Celebration

Bluegrass Fourth Of July Celebration

TUESDAY, June 28

Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Dr. Ralph Stanley Memorial Service, Hills Of Home Park, McClure, VA. Live Stream Broadcast from television station WYMT (Hazard, KY) begins at 3:00pm Pacific Time.

WEDNESDAY, June 29

Blue Summit

Blue Summit

Michaela Anne, Ella & Henry Warde & Their Fine Country Band, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

THURSDAY, June 30

Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS welcomed)

Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

Blue Summit, Wild Iris, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, June 30-July 3

High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy.

FRIDAY, July 1

Black Eyed Susies, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

Festival Speed, Papermill Creek Saloon, Forest Knolls.

Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Carpar Inn, Caspar.

Sonoma Mtn Music Fest 2016 Poster FinalCimmaron Rose Band, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

The Bills, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

FRIDAY-MONDAY, July 1-4

San Francisco Folk Music Club July 4 Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

SATURDAY, July 2

Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

27strings, Sidewalk Performance, Cafe la Tartine, Redwood City. (Canceled due to illness)

Barwick & Siegfried, The Monkey House, Berkeley.

Sonoma Mountain Music Celebration, Five Springs Farm, Petaluma.

Sierra Mountain Band, Dardanelle Resort, Dardanelle.

The Mountain Men, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

David Grisman Sextet, Yoshi’s, Oakland.

Southwestern Pilgrimage, Sierra Sweethearts, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV.

SUNDAY, July 3

Peter Rowan, Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio.

Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association, Rose Garden Park, San Jose.

Dark Hollow, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.

Nervous Pinatas, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Ventucky String Band, Sierra Nevada Resort, Mammoth Lakes.

Boulder Creek Block Party, Joe’s Bar Parking Lot, Boulder Creek.

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The Old Alba Schoolhouse

The Old Alba Schoolhouse

MONDAY, The Fourth Of July

Edgewood Mountain Boys, Woodside Junior Rodeo, Woodside.

Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Young & Lowe, Alba Schoolhouse July 4th BBQ, Ben Lomond.

All American Music Festival, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito.

Genoa Americana Celebration, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV.

TUESDAY, July 5

Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Bean Creek

Bean Creek

WEDNESDAY, July 6

slaid-cleaves-posed-nameBean Creek, Music In The Park, Stafford Park, Redwood City.

Slaid Cleaves, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Dr. Ralph Stanley Memorial Service Will Be Tuesday, June 28 Near McClure, VA

Ralph Stanley

The young Ralph Stanley

The memorial service for Dr. Ralph Stanley will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Hills Of Home Park between McClure and Coeburn, VA. The location is the site of the annual Hills Of Home Bluegrass Festival and the longtime home of the Stanley family. The service will be open to the public.

Ralph Edmund Stanley was born on February 25, 1927 and died on June 23, 2016. The legendary bluegrass pioneer performed with his brother Carter Stanley as The Stanley Brothers beginning in 1946 and, following his brother’s death in 1966, as Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys. His professional  bluegrass career spanned 70 years.

Dr. Ralph Stanley Memorial Service, Live Stream Broadcast from television station WYMT (Hazard, KY) begins at 3:00pm Pacific Time, June 28.

stanley-brothers-old-country-church-album-coverMemorial Service Information

Archived Memorial Service Broadcast Information (2 Hours)

NCBS Obituary

Nashville Tennessean Obituary

New York Times Obituary

Bristol TN/VA Herald Courier Obituary

2002 NPR Fresh Air Interview (19:12)

Dr. Ralph Stanley

Dr. Ralph Stanley

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Looking For a Few Good Volunteers

ncbs-plain-logoJoin the bluegrass people who have joined the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Team and make the music happen!

Here is the 2016 volunteer information.

Thanks for your support!

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One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline Is July 22

One Month Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through Friday, July 22, 2016.

The festival runs August 11-14 at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos.

Online GOF Tickets

GOF Flyer

NCBS Membership