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

Official August 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Society Dates & Deadlines

ncbs-plain-logoAugust 1 — Call For Films issued for 2015 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival.

August 5 — Deadline for receipt of mailed ballots for NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

August 7-10 — Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

August 8 — Nominations Open for 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

August 9 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election (10:00am-5:00pm).

NCBS Official Dates & Deadlines For July-August, 2014

ncbs-banner-in-boothHere are the Northern California Bluegrass Society Official Dates & Deadlines for July-August, 2014:

July 19 — Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival (NCBS-welcomed).

July 22 — Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Advance Ticket Deadline.

August 5 — Deadline for receipt of mailed ballots for NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

August 7-10 — Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

August 8 — Nominations Open for 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

August 9 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

NCBS Election Set For August 9 At Good Old Fashioned Festival And By Mail

ncbs-plain-logoThe election for the 2014-15 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors will be held on Saturday, August 9, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, and by mail. Mailed ballots must be received by August 5, 2014.

These candidates are on the ballot: Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, Brenda Hough, Pan (Logan), and Mike Russell.

Upcoming Summer NCBS Dates & Deadlines

bglogoHere are the upcoming Northern California Bluegrass Society dates and deadlines:

May 31 — Run Boy Run, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael. (NCBS-welcomed)

June 1 — Candidate Statements due for NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

July 22 — Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Advance Ticket Deadline.

August 5 — Deadline for receipt of mailed ballots for NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

August 7-10 — Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

August 8 — Nominations Open for 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

August 9 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election.

One Week Reminder: June 1 Is Due Date For Board Of Directors Candidate Statements

ncbs-plain-logoOne Week Reminder: Candidate Statements for the 2014-15 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2014.