About NCBS

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a non-profit organization that exists to promote bluegrass music in northern California. The NCBS is member supported and run by volunteers. Its operations are overseen by the board of directors, also volunteers, elected by the membership.

The NCBS was founded in 1982 as the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Over the years its scope grew to cover more than just the Santa Cruz area, and in 1999 the membership voted to change its name to the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

As we are a non-profit organization, donations are both tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!

News

Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Scholarship Fund For The Spring Camp

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students at the Spring Walker Creek Music Camp who need financial help. The camp will be held at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma on April 12-15, 2018.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors (especially in light of the recent revisions to federal tax law). The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Happy New Year From Your Friends In The Northern California Bluegrass Society!

Happy New Year from your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society!

December 31 May Be Your Last Opportunity To Make A Tax-Deductible Donation For Local Bluegrass Music

Your 2017 year-end tax planning may be your last opportunity to include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law, due to recent changes in federal tax law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716. Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

For Many, December 31 Is Last Opportunity To Make A Tax-Deductible Donation To The Northern California Bluegrass Society

Your 2017 year-end tax planning may be your last opportunity to include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law, due to recent changes to federal tax law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716. Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

Recent Changes In Federal Tax Law May Make 2017 Your Last Chance To Make A Tax-Deductible Donation To NCBS

Due to recent changes in federal tax law  beginning in 2018, your 2017 year-end tax planning may be your last opportunity to make a donation to support local bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716. Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

The deadline for 2017 donations is December 31.