Bluegrass Highlights For A Busy, Fun August
Here are the bluegrass highlights for a very busy month of August. Northern California Bluegrass Society members will be out for the big NCBS events: the 18th annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the 11th annual Johnson Farm Pickin’ Party and the 1st annual Old Time Music Campout In The Country. But just look at the many other great shows…it’s going to be a fun month! Ya’ll come!
Details about these and many other fine shows are on the NCBS Calendar, right column on this website.
3 — Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.
4 — The Grascals, Oak Grove, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton.
5 — First Friday Live With The Avalanche Choir, Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz. FREE.
5-7 — NCBS Old Time Music Campout In The Country, Sebastopol. Donations accepted; RSVP required.
5-7 – Dulcimer Kindred Gathering, Relax N Up Ranch, Fair Play. Info: (916) 475-4586.
5-7 — Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival, City Park, Clatskanie, OR.
5-8 — Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.
6 – Redwood Empire Fair Fiddle Contest, Ukiah.
7 — Stevie Coyle, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
12 — Savannah Blue, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.
12-14 — NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).
13-14 — Saw Players Picnic, Roaring Camp, Felton.
15 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.
16 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
18 — Keith Little & Jim Nunally, First Street Cafe, Benecia.
18 – San Bruno Mountain Boys, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.
19-21 – Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.
19-21 — Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Bowers Mansion Regional Park (and Davis Creek Park), Carson City, NV.
20 — High Country, The Frog & Fiddle, Alameda.
20 — NCBS Aromas Community Grange Concert: Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Jeffery Halford & The Healers, 7:00pm, Aromas Grange Hall, Rose at Bardue, Aromas. UPDATE: This concert has been canceled.
22 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
22 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.
24 — Aoife O’Donovan & Christina Courtin, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.
27 — NCBS Johnson Farm Pickin’ Party, Johnson Farm, Boulder Creek. FREE.
27 — David Thom Band, Cove Cafe, Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.
27-28 — Lake Tahoe Bluegrass & Beyond Festival, Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe.
28 — Houston Jones, Mission City Coffee Roasting Company, Santa Clara.
30 — Twang To The Rescue — A Benefit For Pam, Tom & Gayle, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.
Department Of Taking A Holiday From Bluegrass: August 27 – Sam (Sam’s BBQ) Carlino’s Annual Club F.U.B. Rock Meets Jock Extravaganza, American Legion Center, Campbell.