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

NCBS Volunteer Party Set For This Saturday October 14

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Thank You Party is set for this Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have already been sent to all volunteers. If your’s hasn’t arrived, contact NCBS Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

NCBS Volunteer Party Is This Saturday October 14 — You Should Have Received Your Invitation

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will honor all the volunteers and bands from Society events and projects held over the past year at the annual NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have been sent to all volunteers. If you have not received yours, contact  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, the NCBS Volunteer Party Chair.

Annual NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party Will Be Held On Saturday, October 14

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will honor all the volunteers and bands from Society events and projects held over the past year at the annual NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have been sent to all volunteers. If you have not received yours, contact  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, the NCBS Volunteer Party Chair.

Annual NCBS Volunteer Party Set For Saturday, October 14 — Thanks For Your Support!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will entertain the volunteers and bands at all Society events and projects held over the past year at the famed NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have been sent to our volunteers. If you have not received your invite, contact (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, NCBS Volunteer Party Chair, and he will take care of you! Thanks for your support!

Californians Head For Raleigh & The 2017 IBMA World Of Bluegrass This Week

IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention

The International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass Convention will run September 26-30, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

Many Northern California bluegrass musicians and leaders will play prominent roles at the convention and others will be enjoying the scene.

Most attendees from the West Coast plan their trip months in advance. If you are not attending this year, now is a good time to begin considering a trip to the convention in September 2018.

World Of Bluegrass Information