Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried, One Button Suit Set For GOF Festival Main Stage August 11-14

barwick-siegfried-album-cover-long-time-goneKathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried and One Button Suit are set for the 23rd Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Main Stage this August 11-14 in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

The festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, next door to Bolado Park.

Gates will open at Noon on Thursday for campers. Before then, (only) your hard-working festival staff (only) will be getting everything ready (all by themselves).

See you at noon! Ya’ll come on down now, ya hear?

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One Button Suit

One Button Suit

One Day Reminder: Friday July 22 Is Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Tickets To The NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

One Day Reminder: The Deadline to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Friday, July 22, 2016. A postmark is acceptable for mail ticket orders.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount. Non-Members receive a discount.

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FREE Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival To Present The Dim Lights, Redwood Ramblers July 24 In Pacifica

The Dim Lights

The Dim Lights

The Redwood Ramblers

The Redwood Ramblers

The FREE Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival at The Surf Spot, Pacifica, on Sunday, July 24 will present The Dim Lights (Pacifica) and the Redwood Ramblers (San Francisco) as part of a day-long seven-band program.

This will be the final Bay Area show for the Ramblers, who are soon to become the newest band in Music City, USA — Nashville. Meanwhile, The Dim Lights will continue to be the senior bluegrass unit in Pacifica.

The relaxed outdoor event is presented for the second time by The Surf Spot Restaurant and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The music will run 11:00am-6:00pm. Fine food and drink will be available and there is room for jamming.

The Surf Spot is located at 4627 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA  94044. Phone:(650) 355-7873.

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Three Day Reminder: This Friday — July 22 — Is GOF Festival Cheap Ticket Deadline

Three Day Reminder: The Cheap Ticket Deadline for discount advance tickets to the August 11-14 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is this Friday, July 22, 2016.

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Foggy Coast Kids Set For The Second Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival In Pacifica On Sunday July 24

Cabrillo School's Foggy Coast Kids

Cabrillo School's Foggy Coast Kids

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

The Famed Foggy Coast Kids from Pacifica’s Cabrillo School are set to perform at the second Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival at The Surf Spot, Pacifica, on Sunday, July 24.

The FREE 11:00am-6:00pm outdoor festival is presented by The Surf Spot Restaurant and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The Surf Spot is located at 4627 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA  94044. Phone:(650) 355-7873.

The first festival last fall was a big hit and a fun time for everyone. Here is the Mercury News Review: September 2015 Cabrillo School Festival Performance.

Fine food and drink will be served and there is room for jamming. Come on down a make a day of it!

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NCBS Announces The 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Main Stage Schedule

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the Main Stage Performance Schedule for the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

FRIDAY, August 12

3:00pm — Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine

4:00 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

5:00 — Pacific Drive

6:00 — Barwick & Siegfried

7:00 — Shepherd Canyon Band

8:00 — The Vivants

9:00 — Kitchen Help

SATURDAY, August 13

10:00am — Rambling Minors

11:00 — GrassKickers

Noon — Sidetrack

1:00pm — (Workshop/Lunch Break)

2:00 — One Button Suit

3:00 — Vintage Grass

4:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band

5:00 — (Workshop/Dinner Break)

6:00 — Stray Hollow

7:00 — Glad to Be Here

8:00 — Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

9:00 — Sidesaddle & Co

SUNDAY, August 14

9:00am —  Extended Roots

10:00 — Cliff Compton and Mountaintop (Gospel Plus)

11:00 — Courthouse Ramblers

Noon — Dim Lights

1:15pm — Kids On Stage

2:15 — Mountain Fire Band

3:15 — Blue Summit

4:15 — Damdave & The Left-Hand Band

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Now Accepting Donations For Fall 2016

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

A young bass player at music camp. (Photo: Brooks McGowan)

A young bass player at music camp. (Photo: Brooks McGowan)

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for deserving students at the Fall 2016 Camp, set for October 6-9. A NCBS committee will award the scholarships from the fund.

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 Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses scholarships. Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Thanks for your support!

Ingrid Noyes runs the camp, which is held each spring and fall. Information: Walker Creek Music Camp,

Festival Speed & Sara Rodenburg To Perform July 24 At Pacifica’s Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Sara Rodenburg

Sara Rodenburg

foggy-mt-7-24-16-webNorth Bay favorites Festival Speed (San Anselmo) and Sara Rodenburg (Point Richmond) are set to perform at the July 24 Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival at The Surf Spot, Pacifica. Seven bands will perform at the event.

The FREE Sunday afternoon outdoor festival is presented by The Surf Spot Restaurant and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

In addition to the 11:00am-6:00pm stage line-up, there is room for jamming on the property.

A variety of good food and drink will be available while bluegrass fans enjoy the music.

Pacifica is close by, but is a world away from the bustling Bay Area. The Surf Spot is located at 4627 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044. Phone: (650) 355-7873.

Festival Speed

Festival Speed