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

Include The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society In Your Year-End Tax Planning

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

You can include the Society in your 2014 year-end tax planning by making a donation by December 31, 2014. The Tax ID Number is 94-2907716.

Send donations to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

NCBS Board Elects Officers For 2014-2015

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has elected officers for 2014-2015. They are:

President — Eric Burman

Vice-President — Mike Russell

Co-Secretaries — Bruce Bellochio & Brenda Hough

Treasurer — Bruce Edmundson

Congratulations!

NCBS Volunteer Party Set For Saturday, October 18

bglogoThe annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Party will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Volunteers on any Society event or project in the past year should have already received their coveted invitations to the best bluegrass party of the year!

If you do not have your invitation, check with your NCBS volunteer “boss,” or contact Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, who will fix you right up!

Upcoming Official NCBS Dates & Deadlines

Here are the upcoming Northern California Bluegrass Society official dates and deadlines:

September 30 — Deadline for nominations for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

September 30-October 4 — International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass Convention (NCBS is IBMA organizational member).

October 11 — Historic Train Station Jam, Santa Clara (NCBS-welcomed).

October 18 — NCBS Volunteer Party.

October 18 — Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin, Suzy Thompson, Eric Thompson, Paul Shelasky, & Paul Knight RBA concert (NCBS-welcomed).

October 23 — Trampled By Turtles & Elephant Revival Fox Theatre-Oakland concert (NCBS-welcomed).

October 24 — Deadline for film submissions for the 2015 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival.

October 24 — Druha Trava The Woodshed concert (NCBS-welcomed).

October 26 — Roger Siminoff Contemporary Jewish Museum banjo demonstrations & workshop (NCBS-welcomed).

November 1 — Kathy Kallick Band Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert (NCBS-welcomed).

November 8 — Historic Train Station Jam, Santa Clara (NCBS-welcomed).

November 8 — Front Country The Woodshed concert (NCBS-welcomed).

November 13 — First Aid Kit & Samantha Crain Fox Theatre-Oakland concert (NCBS-welcomed).

November 20 — Eric & Suzy Thompson Contemporary Jewish Museum concert (NCBS-welcomed).

December 6 — Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley RBA concert (NCBS-welcomed).

December 12-13 — Brookdale Bluegrass Festival at Costanoa (NCBS-welcomed).

December 13 – Historic Train Station Jam, Santa Clara (NCBS-welcomed).

Invitations Are Out For October 18 NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party

Time for the Volunteer Party!

Time for the Volunteer Party!

NCBS Volunteer Penny Godlis has her party invitation.

Northern California Bluegrass Society volunteer Penny Godlis does have her party invitation.

Invitations are out for the annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Party to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The exclusive invitations are sent to the volunteers and bands from any Northern California Bluegrass Society event or project in the past year — and should have already been received.

This National Commercial Broadcasting Service volunteer does not have a party invitation.

This National Commercial Broadcasting Service volunteer does not have a party invitation.

If you do not have your invitation, check with your NCBS volunteer “boss,” or contact Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, who will fix you right up.

This is the best bluegrass party of the year! And, hey, thanks again for helping make bluegrass music happen in our area!