The Faultliners To Headline Final RBA Concert On April 22 In Mountain View

The last (f0r now) Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert on Saturday, April 22 at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street in Mountain View will be headlined by The Faultliners. The opening act will be 27strings.

All RBA programs since 1995 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Doors open at 7:00pm and concert time is 7:30pm. An open jam hosted by The Handsome Ladies will be held at 5:00pm.

Plan Now To Attend The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 10-13

Make your plans to attend the 24th annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos, running August 10-13, 2017.

Official Festival Flyer

Volunteer Form

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Welcomes The Return Of The Down Beets On Sunday May 7

The Down Beets

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz

The longest-running event of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, held each May since 1986, is the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz favorites The Down Beets will return to the Duck Pond Stage this year!

Note New Date: This year the fair will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 from Noon to 6:00pm.

Other Bands: AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Henry & Ella Warde Band, & The Harmony Grits.

Henry & Ella Warde Band To Perform Thursday March 30 At The Summit House Near Los Gatos

Ella Warde

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill Thursday Bluegrass Series will present The Henry & Ella Warde Band on March 30.

The FREE show is from 6:00-8:30pm with fine food and drink available. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos on Highway 17.

The weekly series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Barry Hazle, 69, Former Society Board Member, Concert Presenter, Agent, & Radio Host

Maline & Barry Hazle on the job at the Strawberry Music Festival.

Former Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society (NCBS/SCBS) board member Barry Hazle has died. He was 69 years old. He was known for his friendly, booming voice and a laid back attitude that masked a strong volunteer drive in support of bluegrass and related acoustic music.

After his retirement from the City of Sunnyvale Public Safety Department and our board of directors, he and his wife Maline moved to Redding, where he organized The Oaksongs Society For The Preservation Of Way Cool Music and for a time managed bluegrass performers Marley’s Ghost and James King.

He was also a bluegrass radio host on North State Public Radio, where he first helped produce the Good Old Fashioned Folk  Music Show and then moved to his own program, The Shasta Serenade, which featured bluegrass and Americana music.

Barry and Maline were also longtime volunteers at the Strawberry Music Festival.

Barry Hazle

27strings To Perform At Redwood City 150th Anniversary On Saturday May 20


A FREE bluegrass concert with 27strings followed by a full afternoon and evening of other music will take place on Saturday, May 20,  2017 to celebrate Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary. The music is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The program is part of a day-long celebration that will be held in downtown Redwood City.

Main Street Stage, May 20:

Noon — 27strings

1:00pm — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Other music on the Main Street and Courthouse Square Stages will run Noon-8:00pm. The bluegrass show will be in a downtown area where there are many restaurants that have outdoor seating with a view of the stage, in addition to other available seating.

Sunday May 7 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair To Present Bean Creek At The Duck Pond Stage

Bean Creek

The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is SUNDAY, May 7.

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will present traditional bluegrass favorites Bean Creek at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in lovely springtime Santa Cruz on SUNDAY, May 7 (note new date) from Noon to 6:00pm.

This is a FREE event staged each May since 1986 by the NCBS/SCBS. Bring a picnic or food will be available.

The other bands include AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits and Henry & Ella Warde.

35 Years Of Trouble Heads For The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

The talented young musicians of 35 Years Of Trouble are headed back to the main stage of the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The popular gathering of “friends and family making music for friends and family” is a benefit for the good works of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in bringing our music to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area all year long.

GOF Festival Flyer

35 Years Of Trouble