September Brings Bill Monroe’s 100th Birthday & A Great Bluegrass Month Awaits
The month of September will bring plenty of great bluegrass music to Northern California just in time for Bill Monroe’s 100th Birthday! Join your fellow NCBS Members and their friends as they fan out across the region to enjoy the festivals and other area shows. Enjoy!
These are the highlights; details on these and other fine performances are on the Northern California Bluegrass Society Calendar, right column on this website.
1-5 – Strawberry Fall Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite.
10 — Old Time Bluegrass Festival, Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, Lower Lake.
11 — Tracy Newman & The Reinforcements Trio, Niles Town Plaza Concert Series, Fremont.
11 – The Skinny, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.
13 & 14 — Bill Monroe Birthday Tribute with Laurie Lewis & Friends, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
14-18 — Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, various venues, Berkeley.
16 — Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys, Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
16-17 — Fiddlin’ Down The Tracks Contest, West Park Auditorium, Tehachapi.
16-18 — Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.
16-18 — American River Music Festival, Coloma.
16-18 — Millpond Music Festival, Millpond Park, Bishop.
17 — 60th Annual Fiddler’s Jam Contest & Street Fair, Fiddletown.
18 — The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.
20 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
21 — Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.
23 — Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
23 — High Country, The Frog & Fiddle, Alameda.
23-25 — King’s River Bluegrass Festival, The Grove, Sanger (Hobbs Grove was the former name for both festival & venue).
24 — Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View (NCBS-sponsored).
25 — Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, Misner & Smith, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.
29 — Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally & The All-Star Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
30 — Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Mondavi Center, Davis.
30-October 2 — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
30 – Hardly Strictly Anything Goes #5, Velo Rouge Cafe, San Francisco.
30 & October 1 – Shelby Ash Presents The Official Unofficial Super Bluegrass Weekend After Party, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
Looking ahead to October: NCBS Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, October 7-9, Historic Franklin Ranch, Gilroy (This festival was formerly held the second weekend of September in San Martin).