One Week Reminder: Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Due By June 1

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statementsncbs-plain-logo for the 2015-2016 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2015.

NCBS Summer Dates & Deadlines

Here are the official Northern California Bluegrass Society summer dates and deadlines:

JUNE

1 — Due date for Candidate Statements for NCBS Board of Directors election.

10 — Submission deadline for July/August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.

13 — NCBS Santa Clara Historic Train Depot Jam.

JULY

11 — NCBS Santa Clara Historic Train Depot Jam.

22 — Discount Advance Ticket deadline for Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

AUGUST

4 — Mail-in ballots must be received at PO Box for NCBS election.

6-9 — NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

7 — Nominations open for 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

8 — NCBS Board of Directors election.

NCBS Brings Back Kitchen Help For 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 6-9

Kitchen Help

Kitchen Help

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will bring back longtime favorite Kitchen Help to the main stage of the 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The August 6-9, 2015 festival will be held at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The event is noted for its excellent evening jamming and fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Discount Online Tickets can be purchased on this website or by mail. See the GOF Flyer for mail-in details.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases, while non-members receive a discount.

The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline is July 22, 2015.

Two Month Reminder: Last Day For GOF Discount Advance Tickets Is July 22

Two Month Reminder: Discount Advance Ticket Sales for the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will end on July 22. NCBS Members receive a deep discount and others receive a discount compared to gate prices. The benefit festival for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Official GOF Festival Flier

Discount Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

NCBS Stolen & Missing Instrument Page Is Free Service On This Website

bglogoThe FREE Northern California Bluegrass Society National Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page can be used to announce the theft or other loss of musical instruments, updates on subsequent investigations, and news about the recovery of instruments.

The searchable page is listed under Resources in the left column on this website. The forum is HTML-enabled, so that links may be added to other websites that contain pictures and other detailed information about the instruments.

Musicians should immediately post about the loss of an instrument. Used instrument buyers should check the page prior to purchase. Please post again when instruments are recovered.

The Dim Lights Return To The GOF Main Stage At Tres Pinos August 6-9

The Dim Lights (Pacifica) will return to the main stage of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos.

GOF Flyer

Online Advance Tickets

NCBS Membership

The 22nd annual gathering of top California bluegrass bands is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Dim Lights

The Dim Lights

A Big Memorial Day Week Of Great Bluegrass

There will be plenty of great bluegrass all around Northern California (and beyond) throughout the long Memorial Day Weekend. Here is your guide to the music (Wednesday-Wednesday).

Sam Bush will be playing all over the area all week long and there are many other great shows. Come on out and join your NCBS Friends where the music is!

Sam Bush

Sam Bush

beverly-smith-john-grimm-album-coverWEDNESDAY, May 20

Sam Bush, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.

Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

albatross-pub-signWhiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.

Stadler-Gibbons Band, Strings, Berkeley.

Beverly Smith & John Grimm, (House Concert) Concerts (at) InstantHarmony (dot) com, Mountain View.

Asleep At The Wheel, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass, Twin Oaks Tavern, Penngrove.

Java Invitational Jam, Coffee Cat, Scott’s Valley.

atlasfront1Ellen Stapenhorst, Greg Newlon & Bev Barnett, House Concert, Campbell.

THURSDAY, May 21

Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

fox-goose-hanging-signGayle Lynn & The Hired Hands, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

mystic-theatre-logo-bwSam Bush, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

The Duhks, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Mike Justis Band, Fox & Goose, Sacramento.

Beverly Smith & John GrimmHouse Concert, Davis.

Western Lights Trio, American Fly Fishing Co, Sacramento.

Asleep At The Wheel, SLO Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo.

Carolyn Sills

Carolyn Sills

Leslie Abbott of The Black Eyed Susies

Leslie Abbott of The Black Eyed Susies

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, May 21-24

Delfest, Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD.

THURSDAY-MONDAY, May 21-25

Strawberry Spring Music Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

FRIDAY, May 22

Black Eyed Susies, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

Rising Appalachia, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

Steep Ravine, Kendra McKinley, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

Sam Bush, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz.

Staddler-Gibbons Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

The historic Holbrooke Hotel

The historic Holbrooke Hotel

Ashkenaz

Ashkenaz

Banner Mountain Boys, Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Notorious Shank Brothers, Berryessa Brewing Co, Winters.

Grasskickers, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Clovis.

Beverly Smith & John Grimm (House Concert) barkingcarpet (at) sbcglobal (dot) net, Fairfax.

Steep Ravine

Steep Ravine

the-riptide-blue-signJames Nash & The Nomads, Ashkenaz, Berkeley.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, May 22, 23, & 24

Alex Muddy Smith, Boomtown Hotel & Casino, Verdi, NV.

FRIDAY-MONDAY, May 22-25

Hickstival, Bolado Park  Event Center, Tres Pinos.

Southwest Bluegrass Association Superjam, Hesperia Lakes, Hesperia.

SATURDAY, May 23

Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay.

Billy Pitrone Sarah Eblen & Jim Mintun, Westside Farmers Market, Santa Cruz.

True Life Troubadours, The Riptide, San Francisco.

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St. James Church, San Jose

St. James Church, San Jose

Rising Appalachia, Lightning In A Bottle, Monterey.

David Thom Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

Maverick: A Bluegrass Duo With Special Guest Jim Mintun, A Grape In The Fog, Pacifica.

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, Woodshed Music & Arts, St. James Church, San Jose. (NCBS-welcomed) Sold out.

Cliff Compton

Cliff Compton

Cliff Compton & Mountain Top, Woodbridge Grange Hall, Woodbridge.

Ray Bonneville

Ray Bonneville

Ray Bonneville, Mighty Fine Guitars, Lafayette.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Blue Moonshine, Strawberry Festival, Arroyo Grande Village, Arroyo Grande.

California Old Time Fiddlers, Happy Valley Strawberry Festival, Anderson.

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bakersfield Rock & Country Festival, Bakersfield.

Dave Holodiloff Band, The Ugly Mug, Soquel.

The Back Forty, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, NV.

amnesia-sign-upper-windowSUNDAY, May 24

Just Picked String Band, Mushroom Mardi Gras, Downtown, Morgan Hill.

BanjerDan, The Pour House, Paso Robles.

Paul Knight With Laurie Lewis Tom Rozum & Keith Little, The Roaring Donkey, Petaluma.

The Last Strawberry Music Festival at Grass Valley

The Last Strawberry Music Festival at Grass Valley

Maverick: A Bluegrass Duo, Winters Tavern, Pacifica.

Wally Barnick, Poalillo Vineyards, Paso Robles.

A. J. Lee & Friends, May Fiddle Jam, United Methodist Church, Castro Valley.

MEMORIAL DAY, May 25

The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

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

Baja Taqueria Invitational Bluegrass Jam, Baja Taqueria, Oakland.

BanjerDan, Bang the Drum Brewery, San Luis Obispo.

Honeysuckle Possums, Art Along The Creek, Rocky Nook Park, Santa Barbara.

davenport-roadhouse-frontTUESDAY, May 26

Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

BanjerDan & Spanky Baldwin, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

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

Sherry Austin & Henhouse, The Roadhouse, Davenport.

BanjerDan, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

WEDNESDAY, May 27

David Thom

David Thom

David Thom & Don Rigsby, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

High Country, Albany Tap Room, Albany.

sams-bbq-pig-cook-logoBlue Diamond Strings, City Winery, Napa.

Rising Appalachia, SLO Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo.

Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

city-winery-napa-logo-bwTrail Rides Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Jimbo Trout & Steve Bass, The Tee Off Bar & Grill, San Francisco.

Java Invitational Jam, Coffee Cat, Scott’s Valley.

The Invitational Jam

Java Invitational Jam

Two Week Reminder: Board Of Directors Candidate Statements Due On June 1

Two Week Reminder: Candidate Statementsncbs-plain-logo for the 2015-16 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2015.