The Northern California Bluegrass Highlights For August 2014

Camping at the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 7-10.

Camping under the big trees at the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 7-10.

Mustered Courage

Mustered Courage

The wide-ranging bluegrass festival season continues into August, plus Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will also enjoy plenty of great concerts and other live music all month long.

The NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10 is a must stop for for bluegrass lovers. Gather with your Society friends there and throughout the month!

Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

There are many great performances coming up — here are the highlights:

AUGUST

1 — Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, The Naked Bootleggers, Jeremy Mercanti, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

1 — Keith Little & Friends, Natural Drift, Benefit for IBMA Kids Performer Jesse Personeni, House Concert, Folsom.

1 – Birds of Chicago, (Club Acoustica House Concert) leslie (at) merical (dot) net, Nevada City.

1 – Bela Fleck, Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz.

Della Mae

Della Mae

2 – Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood, Farm To Table Dinner, Suchernova Farm, Cotati.

2 – Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma.

2 — Amber Cross, Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley.

2 — Birds Of Chicago, Mountain Sage Music Series, Groveland.

2 — Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Valhalla Boathouse Theater, South Lake Tahoe.

2 – Blithedale Canyon, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

2 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival, American Legion Hall, Chandler, AZ.

3 — Nickel Creek, Mondavi Center, Davis.

phils-fish-market-sign-entrancesan-gregorio-general-store-full-front3 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association, Municipal Rose Garden, San Jose.

3 – Blue Tail Flies, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

3 — Windy Hill, Hop Grenade Tap Room, Concord.

3 – Bear Valley Music Festival — Iron Horse Concert, (Festival dates in July & August), Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley.

4 — Nickel Creek, The Mountain Winery, Saratoga.

mountain-winery-logo-bw-narrow4 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

4 — Front Country, Hardly Strictly, Amnesia, San Francisco.

5 — Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

5 – Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

valhalla-boathouse-theateratlasfront16 — Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Valhalla Boathouse Theater, South Lake Tahoe.

6 – Matthew Songmaker & Elden WilliamsPost Office Saloon & Grill, Redding.

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

6 – Steve Kritzer, Michael Gaither Steve Uccello, The Ugly Mug, Soquel.

7 — Gayle Lynn & The Hired Hands, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

7-10 – NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Frank Solivan

Frank Solivan

Susie Glaze

Susie Glaze

8 — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Front Country, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

8 — Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band, Houston Jones, SF Live Arts, St. Cyprians Church, San Francisco.

8 — Ventucky String Band, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

colonels-of-truth-secret-town-poster-thee-parkside-810148 — Maverick – A Bluegrass Duo, A Grape In The Fog, Pacifica.

8-11 – Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.

9  – Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

photosynthesis-crowd-stage9 — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, (House Concert) janetrom (at) pacbell (dot) net, Santa Cruz.

9 – Photosynthesis, A Music & Photography Festival, Annenberg Space For Photography, Century Park, Los Angeles.

10 — Dark Hollow, Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.

10 — Colonels Of Truth, Secret Town, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

11 — Rainy Day Ramblers, Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto.

Freight & Salvage

Freight & Salvage

11 — Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

sams-bbq-dancing-pig-logo12 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

12 — MilkDrive, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

12 — Della Mae, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico.

13 — Mustered Courage, Twig & The Berries, Dum Spiro Spero, Hotel Utah, San Francisco.

13 — MilkDrive, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

13 – Della Mae, The Chapel, San Francisco.

14 — Bill Evans, The Earl Brothers, Botanical Gardens, University of California, Berkeley.

14 — Wildcat Mountain RamblersSummit House Beer Garden, Los Gatos.

botanical-gardens-uc-berkeley

Samantha Meyer & Matthew Songmaker

Samantha Meyer & Matthew Songmaker

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

14, 15, 16 — Mustered Courage, Peppermill Casino, Reno, NV.

15 — Hilltown, Pajaro Street Grill, Monterey.

15 — ’bout Time, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

15-17 – Summergrass San Diego, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.

15-17 – Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park & Deer Creek Park, Carson City, NV.

Xin Zhang

Xin Zhang

Pickin' at the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.

Pickin' at the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.

16 – Matthew Songmaker & Samantha Meyer, California Brewing Co, Palo Cedro.

16 — Xin Zhang, Dirty Cello, Saul & Elena, Prospect Theatre, Modesto.

16 — Rockin’ Heart Hoedown, Backyard Concert, Kenwood.

17 — Montara Mountain Boys, then San Bruno Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

18 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

18 — Mustered Courage, The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz.

19 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Pickin' at Summergrass San Diego.

Pickin' at Summergrass San Diego.

19 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Steep Canyon Rangers, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

steep-canypn-rangers-logo20 — David Thom & Ultra Grass, Zodiacs, Petaluma.

20 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — The Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.

21 – Hilltown, Safari Lounge, Monterey Park Hotel, Monterey.

21 — Mandolin Orange, Hotel Utah, San Francisco.

21 — Ventucky String Band, The Brewhouse, Santa Barbara.

Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange

Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange

22 — The Dim Lights, Moose Lodge, Pacifica.

22 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

22 — Locust Honey, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

21-24 – Golden Old Time Campout, Lake Sonoma, Sonoma.

23 – Live Music Brunch with Rusty Stringfield, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

23 — Jimbo Trout & The Fish People, Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.

23 — Windy Hill, Steep Ravine, The Juncos, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

23 — Canyon Johnson, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

23 — Mountain Jam Music Festival, The Gazebo, 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos.

24 – Todd Novak & The Benny Hillbilleez, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

24 — Live Music Brunch with The Littlest Birds, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

24 – Bermuda Grass, Sand Dollar Rstaurant, Stinson Beach.

25 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

25 — Rainy Day Ramblers, Speakeasy Lounge, Modesto.

26 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

26 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

27 — High Country, Albany Taproom, Albany.

27 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

25-31 – Siskiyou Strings And Threads Festival, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka. (Canceled)

28 — David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, City Winery, Napa.

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

29 — Prairie, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Canyon Johnson

Canyon Johnson

29-31 – Four Corners Folk Festival, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO.

Paul Knight

Paul Knight

29-31 – Kenney Grove Bluegrass CampoutKenny Grove Park, Fillmore.

August 29-September 1 – San Francisco Folk Music Club Labor Day Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

30 — The Bearcat Stringband, Canyon Johnson, One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Bluegrass, The First-Ever Bluegrass Freakout, Starry Plough Pub, Berkeley.

30 — The Stragglyrs, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

houston-jones-susie-glaze-sf-poster-881431 — Paul Knight Trio, Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.

31 – Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

This Festival Has Been Canceled.

This Festival Has Been Canceled.

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