The Highlights Of September In Northern California Bluegrass
September is a big bluegrass month in Northern California. Join your NCBS friends at festivals, concerts, and other shows all month long.
These are the highlights — there are more fine shows on the NCBS Calendar on this website.
August 30-September 3 — Strawberry Fall Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite.
1 – Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.
1 – Laura Lind, Searle Whitney & John Roy Zat, Chester’s Bay View Cafe, Berkeley.
1 — Thick Soup, Jack Douglass Saloon, Columbia.
1 — Eric Bibb String Band, 24th Street Theater, Sacramento.
1-2 – Mammoth Bluegrass Festival, The Village at Mammoth Main Plaza, Mammoth Lakes.
2 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, Hoover Middle School, San Jose.
3 — Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, San Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.
3 — Front Country, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Amnesia, San Francisco.
5 — Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.
6 — O’Brien Party Of 7, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
8 – Footprints, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
9 – Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Music Near The Hearth, House Concert, Sunnyvale.
12 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
12 — Bill Monroe Birthday Celebration With Laurie Lewis & Friends, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
12-16 — Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, various venues, Berkeley.
14 — Willie Nelson & Family, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
14 – Mighty Avalanche Choir, Yesterday’s Farm, Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville.
14-16 – Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.
14-16 – American River Music Festival, Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus (and other venues, Coloma).
15 – Fiddler’s Jam, Fiddletown Community Center, Fiddletown.
15 — Savannah Blue, Lafayette Art & Wine Fair, Lafayette.
19 — Bill Evans’ Banjo In America, USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland.
19 — Sidesaddle & Co., Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
19 — Sycamore Slough String Band, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.
19 — Jimmy Chickenpants, The Ugly Mug, Soquel.
21 — Hella Tight (Japan), Nessie Expedition, Amnesia, San Francisco.
21 — The David Thom Band, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.
21 — Piney Creek Weasels, Hobo Feast Dinner, Folsom Railroad Museum, Hampton Station, Folsom.
21-23 – Millpond Music Festival, Millpond County Park, Bishop.
22 — Twisted Trio, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
22 – EarleFest — A Celebration of Americana Music, Earle Baum Center of the Blind, Santa Rosa.
24 — The Pine Leaf Boys, Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.
24-30 – IBMA World Of Bluegrass, Nashville Convention Center, Nashville.
25 – Windy Hill, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.
28 — The Dim Lights, Pacifica Moose Hall, Pacifica.
28 — Music For Marty — Benefit Concert For Marty Collins, Digital Media Factory, Santa Cruz.
28-30 – King’s River Bluegrass Festival, The Grove, Sanger.
29 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.
30 — Bill Evans’ Bangers & Grass, Music Near The Hearth, Sunnyvale. (NCBS-sponsored)
30 — Festival Of Bluegrass Delights, Don Quixotes International Music Hall, Felton.