Bluegrass Highlights For A Busy, Fun August

Bill Monroe To Be Honored At The GOF

Celebrating Bill Monroe At The GOF

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.

AUGUST

3 — Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.

4 — The Grascals, Oak Grove, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton.

5 — First Friday Live With The Avalanche ChoirMuseum of Art & History, 705 Front Street,  Santa Cruz. FREE.

Bluegrass At The Antique Engine Museum

Bluegrass At The Antique Engine Museum

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.

Dead On The Creek

Dead On The Creek

5-8 — Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.

6 – Redwood Empire Fair Fiddle Contest, Ukiah.

7 — Stevie Coyle, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Knock On Wood's Brian Clark

Knock On Wood's Brian Clark

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).

Saw Players Picnic

Saw Players Picnic

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.

Coolin' It At The Bower's Mansion Fountain

Coolin' It At The Bower's Mansion Fountain

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.

Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan

24 — Aoife O’Donovan & Christina Courtin, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.

27 — NCBS Johnson Farm Pickin’ Party, Johnson Farm, Boulder Creek. FREE.

The Cove Cafe

The Cove Cafe

27 — David Thom Band, Cove Cafe, Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.

Sand Harbor Stage

Sand Harbor Stage

27-28 — Lake Tahoe Bluegrass & Beyond Festival, Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe.

Bluegrass Folks Burned Out

Fire Rescue, Twang Rescue

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.

…and…finally…the…

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.

Museum Of Art & History, Santa Cruz

Museum Of Art & History, Santa Cruz

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