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

Candidates On Ballot For August 2015 NCBS Board Election

ncbs-plain-logoThe following candidates have filed statements for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election, set for Saturday, August 8, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and by mail: Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell. Candidate statements and ballots will be published in the July issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.

Elicia Burton To Fill Open NCBS Board Seat Until August

ncbs-plain-logoPast NCBS Board of Directors Member Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek has been named to fill the seat left vacant by Pan Logan’s recent move to Colorado. She will serve until the board election in August.

Three-Day Reminder: June 1 Is Due Date For Candidate Statements For NCBS Board

Three-Day Reminder: Candidate Statementsncbs-plain-logo for the 2015-16 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2015.

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Due By June 1

One Week Reminder: Candidate Statementsncbs-plain-logo for the 2015-2016 NCBS Board Of Directors Election are due on June 1, 2015.

NCBS Summer Dates & Deadlines

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

JUNE

1 — Due date for Candidate Statements for NCBS Board of Directors election.

10 — Submission deadline for July/August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.

13 — NCBS Santa Clara Historic Train Depot Jam.

JULY

11 — NCBS Santa Clara Historic Train Depot Jam.

22 — Discount Advance Ticket deadline for Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

AUGUST

4 — Mail-in ballots must be received at PO Box for NCBS election.

6-9 — NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

7 — Nominations open for 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

8 — NCBS Board of Directors election.