Annual NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party Will Be Held Saturday October 14

The NCBS Volunteer Party!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will honor and entertain the loyal, hard-working volunteers and bands from all of the various events and projects over the past year at the NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

If you volunteered this year, look for your coveted invitation to arrive soon! And…thanks for your support!

Performance Schedule Announced For FREE October 1 Mountain Music Festival At San Jose’s Prusch Park

NCBS welcomes the Mountain Music Festival.

The performance schedule has been announced for the Sunday, October 1, 2017 Mountain Music Festival at Emma Prusch Farm Park in San Jose.

SUNDAY, October 1

10:00am —  The Banjo Twins
11:00 — The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers
Noon — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association
1:00pm — Radio Rail
2:00 — Sidesaddle & Co
3:00 — The Goat Hill Girls
4:00 — Bean Creek

The festival is presented by the Prusch Farm Park Foundation and the City Of San Jose.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this FREE family-oriented event to our area.

Fall NCBS Walker Creek Scholarships Need Your Support

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the September 28-October 1 Fall Camp, to be held  at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Fall Music Camp Information can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp. The camp is run by Ingrid Noyes.

Donations can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846
Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma

NCBS Members Elect 2017-2018 Board Of Directors At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Board of Directors

The members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society elected the 2017-2018 Board Of Directors at the past weekend’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

New Board Members are Jesse Fichman, AJ Lee and Karen Reyes. Returning Board Members are Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Michael Hall, and Mike Russell.

David Field and Penny Godlis retired from the board, but will continue to be active Society volunteers.

NCBS Welcomes The Mountain Music Festival At Emma Prusch Park In San Jose October 1

Welcomed by NCBS.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Mountain Music Festival, set for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose.

The line-up will feature top area bluegrass bands.

More information about the FREE family-oriented event will be announced soon.


Revival Of San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Set For October 11-15

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, San Francisco

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, San Francisco

The revival of the long-running San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will take place October 11-15, 2017 at various venues in San Francisco.

A free closing concert will take place at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park on Sunday afternoon, October 15.

The original festival was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations, including the NCBS. Additional support will be provided by the San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department.

More information will be available soon.

Sunday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Here is the performance schedule for Sunday, August 13:

SUNDAY, August 13

Main Stage

9:00am — Crying Uncle
10:00 — Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)
11:00 — Old Belle
Noon — Stoney Mountain Ramblers
12:45pm — (Lunch Break)
1:15 — Kids On Stage
2:15 — AJ Lee & Blue Summit
3:15 — Courthouse Ramblers
4:15 — Pathetic Honey String Band

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Saturday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Here is the performance schedule for Saturday, August 12:

SATURDAY, August 12

10:00am — 35 Years Of Trouble
11:00 — The Mountain & The Moon
Noon — Rogue River
1:00pm — (Workshop/Lunch Break)
2:00 — Hot October
3:00 — Circle R Boys
4:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band
5:00 — (Workshop/Dinner Break)
6:00 — The Jones Gang
7:00 — Bodie 601 Band
8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co
9:00 — High Country

Dance Hall Stage

10:30pm — Honeysuckle Possums

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.