The Fall Bluegrass Season Moves Into October
The busy Northern California fall season of bluegrass moves into October, with the big Hardly Strictly Bluegrass gathering to start things off and great shows all through the month. Our NCBS members will be everywhere. You can find details on these highlighted events and on many other fine shows on the NCBS Web Calendar.
Many of our folks will start the month wrapping up the International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass Convention in Nashville (September 26-October 2). Just about everyone else will welcome October with HSB’s Warren Hellman in Golden Gate Park, then everyone can recover with a relaxed outing in Gilroy at the NCBS Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival on the second weekend of October.
30 – Hardly Strictly Anything Goes, Velo Rouge Cafe, FREE.
30 – Hardly Strictly After Party, The Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
September 30-October 2 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, FREE.
1 – Hardly Strictly After Party, The Plough & Stars, San Francisco.
3 — Randon Canyon Growlers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
4 — Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
5 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
7-9 – NCBS Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival, Franklin Ranch, Gilroy.
8 — NCBS Historic Santa Clara Train Station Jam, Santa Clara.
9 — The Mighty Avalanche Choir, Cafe Cuesta, La Honda.
9 — Old Time Fiddler’s Convention & Festival, Rancho La Patera & Stow House, Goleta.
10-16 – CBA Annual Meeting & Fall Campout, Caloosa County Fairgrounds, Caloosa.
16 — Paul Jacobs & Friends, Houston Jones, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.
19 – Claire Lynch Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
20 — Claire Lynch Band, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.
20 — The Down Beets, The Heel Draggers, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.
20-22 – Western Open Fiddle Contest, Tehama County Fairgrounds, Red Bluff.
22 — Frank Wakefield Band, RBA Concert, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View.
22 — El Cerrito Folk Festival (with the Oyster Stew Bluegrass Band), Windrush School, El Cerrito.
22 — NCBS Volunteer Party (undisclosed location).
23 — Frank Wakefield Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
24 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
27 — Steep Canyon Rangers, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga.
28 — Steep Canyon Rangers, Mystic Theatre, Petaluma.
28-31 — Hangtown Halloween Ball Music Festival, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville.
29 — South County Special, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
30 — Druha Trava, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.