Join Your NCBS Friends For Some Great May Bluegrass!

Kathy Kallick & Friends

Kathy Kallick & Friends

Please plan to come on out and join your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society for plenty of bluegrass fun, with many great shows and festivals all during the month of May! Here are the highlights — there are many more fine shows listed on the NCBS Calendar, top right column on this website.


2 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

2 — Jeanie & Chuck’s Country Bluegrass Jam, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

bbq-morgan-hill2 — Blue & Lonesome, Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley.

3 — Steep Canyon Rangers, Mystic Theater, Petaluma.

3-6 — LA Bluegrass Situation, various venues, Los Angeles.

4 — Steep Canyon Rangers, Carrie Rodriguez, Slim’s, San Francisco.

santa-cruz-bg-fair-2012-poster5 — NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair with Harmony Grits, Abbott Brothers, Bean Creek, Earthquake Country. Noon-5:00pm, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE.

5 – The Trespassers, Windy Hill, Faux Renwah, Melody Walker, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

5 — Lafayette Community Music Festival, Stevie Coyle and a cast of thousands, Town Hall Theater, Lafayette.

5 — Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Fiddling Cricket Concerts, The Ugly Mug, Soquel.

5 — Windy Hill, Jeanie & Chuck, Music Concourse Bandshell, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

5-6 — Ramona Bluegrass & Old West Fest, Ramona Rodeo Grounds, Ramona.

6 — Savannah Blue, The No Name Bar, Sausalito.

Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

10 — 11 — 12 – Barbary Coast and Beyond, San Francisco Symphony with Bill Evans, Scott Nygaard, Jody Stecher, and more, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

10-13 – Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Parkfield.

11 — Riders In The Sky, Yoshi’s, Oakland.

The Drifter Sisters

The Drifter Sisters

11-12 — Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Spring Situation, various venues, Berkeley.

12 — CBA Pickin’ Picnic, Dahlia Picnic Area, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

12 — Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

NCBS Film Festival

NCBS Film Festival

12 — Just Picked String Band, No Bull BBQ Cookoff, Morgan Hill.

12 — Evie Laden & Keith Terry, River Ridge Ranch, Springville.

12-13 — Calico Spring Festival, Calico Ghost Town Regional Park, Yermo.

13 — Kathy Kallick Mother’s Day Concert, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 –- NCBS Film Festival, Home Of Roger & Rosemary Siminoff, Atascadero. Film Subjects: Kenny Hall, Evo Bluestein, Strawberry, Jamming, Bill Monroe, Youth Bluegrass. Moderator: Michael Hall.

Front Country

Front Country

16 — Natural Drift, Latitudes Restaurant, Auburn.

16 – Homefire, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

18 — Front Country, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

18 — Autumn & The Fall Guys, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

18 — Grass Less Traveled, Bluegrass In The Park, Veteran’s Memorial Square, Clovis.

18 — Peter Feldman & The Very Lonesome Boys, Manny’s Terrace Theater, Solvang.

19 — Jamming For Safe Access Festival, Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge, Sonoma.

The Abbott Brothers

The Abbott Brothers

19 — The Abbott Brothers, Bean Creek, Laura Jean Anderson & Adam Foley, The Busker’s Showcase, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

19 — Matt Dudman & Native Grass, Central Park, Davis.

19-20 — Gilroy Hot Springs Music Festival, Henry Coe State Park, Gilroy.

20 — Circle R Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

20 — Peter Rowan, Nina Gerber, Steve Earle, Dave Alvin, Jim Lauderdale and more, Seva Native American Health Benefit, Rio Theater, Santa Cruz.

Noam Pikelny (Photo: Mike Witcher)

Noam Pikelny (Photo: Mike Witcher)

23 — Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters, Damdave & The Hot Dam Band, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton.

23 –  Noam Pikelny & Friends, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

24-28 — Strawberry Spring Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite.

25 — Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga.

25 — Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Misner & Smith, Armando’s, Martinez.

25 — Noam Pikelny & Friends, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

25-28 — Hicks-Dabney Bluegrass Campout, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.

bluetailflies-banjo-art25-28 — Natural Drift, Sacramento Music Festival, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento.

26 — Bluetail Flies, Silver Spurs, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.

28 — Robert Earl Keen, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz.

28 — Peter Rowan, Nina Gerber, Mike Witcher, Paul Knight, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma.

30 — Dead Winter Carpenters, North Pacific String Band, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

31 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

31 — Kidfest 2012, City Plaza, Chico. Info: (Sid Lewis) sidlewis420 (at) yahoo (dot) com, Butte Folk Music Society.

31 — The Stairwell Sisters, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco.

Natural Drift

Natural Drift

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