Bluegrass! — Northern California’s Sweet September Song

The Plymouth Kids On Stage.

The Plymouth Kids On Stage.

The members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be out enjoying the biggest crop of bluegrass festivals of the entire year during the month of September. Plus, beginning this year, September (not May!) is Worldwide Bluegrass Month. It’s time for some musical fun. Here is where you can join us:

Inside Jake's Barn (Photo: Dick Estill)

Inside Jake's Barn (Photo: Dick Estill)

2-6 —  Strawberry Fall Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite.

8-12 – Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, downtown Berkeley.

10-12 — Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, San Martin-Ludewig Ranch Park, San Martin, sponsored by NCBS.

Under the Old Time Bluegrass parachute in Lower Lake.

Under the Old Time Bluegrass parachute in Lower Lake.

11 — Old Time Bluegrass Festival, Anderson Marsh State Historical Park, Lower Lake.

17-19 — Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.

Music In The Eastern Sierras.

Music In The Eastern Sierras.

17-19 — Millpond Music Festival, Millpond Park, Bishop.

17-19 — American River Music Festival, various venues (near) Folsom.

18-19 – Julian Lions Banjo & Fiddle Music Festival, Julian.

24-26 — Hobb’s Grove Bluegrass Festival, Hobb’s Grove, Sanger.

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24-25 – Old Grove Festival, Armstrong Redwoods State Park, Guerneville.

25 – Pickin’ On Pinot — Bluegrass In The Vineyard, Goldeneye Winery, Philo, sponsored by NCBS.

27-October 3 — International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass Convention, Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN.

Looking ahead to October:

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (October 1-3), SNBA Logandale Festival (October 8-10), NCBS Volunteer Party (October 9), CBA Fall Campout (October 15-17).

American River Kids.

American River Kids.

The Dillards -- Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne, Doug Dillard & Rodney Dillard -- are inducted into the Bluegrass Hall Of Fame at the 2009 IBMA World Of Bluegrass.

The Dillards -- Dean Webb, Mitch Jayne, Doug Dillard & Rodney Dillard -- are inducted into the Bluegrass Hall Of Fame at the 2009 IBMA World Of Bluegrass.

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