NCBS Member E-Newsletter Covers The Summer Events
The NCBS Bluegrass News May 20, 2011
- Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair May 21
- NCBS Campout At Bluegrass For The Greenbelt June 3-4
- Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 12-14
- More NCBS Events This Summer!
Always Thinkin’ At The End: House Concerts
FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair This Saturday, May 21
The 25th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is this Saturday, May 21, Noon-5:00pm at the Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, 134 Dakota Street (next to the courthouse), Santa Cruz. FREE. Harmony Grits, Windy Hill, Down Beets, Jimmy Chickenpants, Slide Road and a full afternoon of spring sunshine! Presented by the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society (NCBS/SCBS). Details on the NCBS website.
NEW NCBS Campout At Bluegrass For The Greenbelt, June 3-4
The 6th Annual Bluegrass For The Greenbelt Festival will have something new this year — the option of tent camping at the beautiful Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate Park on Friday evening to enjoy an NCBS-hosted gathering with your friends and fellow pickers, plus more special evening entertainment with Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally. Saturday’s big concert features Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, The Kathy Kallick Band, The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, Marley’s Ghost, and more. Fun for a good cause in the Oakland Hills! Details on the NCBS website.
NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 12-14
The 18th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for August 12-14 at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). As an NCBS member, you get the best deal on advance tickets! They are on sale now. Great bands! Good times! Details on the NCBS website.
More NCBS Events To Enjoy This Summer
June 25 — NCBS welcomes Alison Krauss & Union Station with Jerry Douglas to Berkeley’s Greek Theater.
July 15-16 — NCBS Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old-Timey Festival, various downtown venues.
August 27 — NCBS Johnson Farm Pickin’ Party, Johnson Farm, Boulder Creek.
(Tentative October 8 — Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, Campbell.)
Details about these events, plus more bluegrass news, is on the NCBS website
. A new news story is posted each evening at 10:00pm.
Always Thinkin’ At The End: Support Your Local House Concert!
House concerts are small, fun, low cost, low tech, and just about invisible to the untrained eye. They are also essential elements of a successful tour for most bluegrass bands. A local bluegrass fan who loves a band and hears that they almost have enough gigs in Northern California to make it worth the trip will graciously agree to host the band at the old home place and invite their friends over, to be joined by others recruited by some carefully nuanced communications. As a member of the NCBS, YOU are hereby receiving just such a communication. Little Black Train, a mid-headliner at the Live Oak Festival this summer (and a great band you are about to get to know much better) is playing a house concert in Redwood City on Saturday evening, May 21. (Reservations and Information.) rwchouseconcerts (at) gmail (dot) com
We hope to see you at an NCBS show soon!
– Michael Hall, NCBS Content Editor
This May 20 e-newsletter was sent to NCBS members. If you did not receive it, please update your e-mail address with (NCBS Membership Chair Gary Anwyl) ganwyl (at) gmail (dot) com.