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

October 29 NCBS Volunteer Party Invitations To Arrive In Early October

The 2016 Volunteer Party!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 2016 Volunteer Thank You Party will be held on Saturday, October 29 at an undisclosed location.

Volunteers and bands from all NCBS events and other projects over the past year will receive their invitations with all the exciting details in early October.

NCBS Volunteer Party Set For Saturday, October 29

The Volunteer Party!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 2016 Volunteer Thank You Party will be held on Saturday, October 29 at an undisclosed location.

Volunteers and bands from all NCBS events and other projects over the past year will receive an invitation soon.

Information About The NCBS Volunteer Party Will Be Announced Soon

The NCBS Volunteer Party!

A Volunteer Party Jam

The Northern California Bluegrass Society loves its volunteers!

Each year, the Society hosts the Bluegrass Party Of The Year to honor the folks that step up all year long to Make The Music Happen!

Information about the 2016 party will be announced very soon and all volunteers will receive their coveted invitations.

The party is for all Society volunteers and bands on any NCBS event or project in the past year.

New NCBS Board Of Directors Elected At 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

NCBS Board of Directors

NCBS Board of Directors

The 2016-2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board of Directors was elected on August 13 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos. The new board will serve until elections are held in August 2017.

Incumbents Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell were re-elected.

Longtime Society volunteers David Field of Santa Cruz and Allan French of Mountain View were elected to the nine-member board.

Uriah Langmeyer and Alison Steele from the 2015-2016 board did not run again, but will continue to be involved in NCBS activities.

Benitolink Coverage of the Good Old Fashioned Festival (8/15/16)

NCBS President Michael Hall To Run For IBMA Board Of Directors Representing Associations

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Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Northern California Bluegrass Society president Michael Hall is running for a seat on the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Board Of Directors.

Hall is a Redwood City attorney and a bluegrass organizer at the national and local levels. If elected, he will serve a three-year term beginning in October, representing Bluegrass Associations.  The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

ncbs-plain-logoThe Nashville-based IBMA is the organization of professionals promoting bluegrass music worldwide. It presents the World Of Bluegrass convention each September in Raleigh, NC.