Bluegrass by the Bay

Bluegrass by the Bay (BBB) is the bi-monthly publication of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. BBB provides reviews and articles about shows, venues, recordings, artists, and upcoming bluegrass events. NCBS provides issues of BBB to NCBS members each month and makes it available at society-sponsored events. To receive the BBB, join NCBS. NCBS members who have registered on the website can find back issues online in the Members Area.


Your contributions to the BBB are welcomed. The deadline is the 10th of the month for the next month’s issue.


Text must be either ASCII text or Microsoft Word documents.
Artwork can be *.tiff, *.jpeg, *.gif, or *.pdf format.

Digital submissions are accepted by (email) bluegrassbythebay (at) gmail (dot) com.


We accept manuscript, original photos and camera-ready artwork.

Mail paper submissions to:
Bluegrass By the Bay c/o NCBS
PO Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846


Advertising in Bluegrass by the Bay is a great way to reach the members of the local bluegrass scene. The deadline for placing ad is the 15th of the month preceding the desired publication date. Our rates are:

Size Rate
Full Page $100
Half Page $60
Quarter Page $30
Business Card $20

To pay with PayPal, fill out this form:

Business/Organization Name:
Ad Size: Full Page

Half Page

Quarter Page

Business Card
Total Issues:
Desired Start Date:
(enter month & year, for example June 2009,
or leave blank for next available issue)

To pay by check, use the same address as for submissions (see above).


Summer BBB Now Online

The summer issue of our quarterly newsletter, Bluegrass By The Bay, is now online in our Members Area. If you’re not an NCBS member, join us to get the newsletter either online in PDF format or by mail.

Spring BBB Now Online

The first issue of Bluegrass by the Bay as a quarterly publication is the Spring 2011 issue. It’s now available online to NCBS members in the Members Area of the website. Subscribers to the print edition can expect their copies in the mail shortly.

NCBS Expands Media Services To Members As BBB Switches to Quarterly

The March issue of Bluegrass By The Bay is now online in the Members Area of the website. This is the last monthly issue of the BBB as NCBS expands media services to members. There will be no April issue of the print magazine. Beginning with the next issue in May, Bluegrass By The Bay will be published quarterly, in February, May, August, and November.

Along with the new schedule we’ll have a greater emphasis on feature articles. If you’re interested in contributing to the new BBB, please contact the editors at ( bluegrassbythebay (at) gmail (dot) com.

February BBB Now Available Online

The February issue of Bluegrass by the Bay is now available to NCBS members in the Members Area of the website. Due to editorial delays, subscribers to the print edition may not receive their copies until next week. We apologize for any inconvenience.

January Issue Of Bluegrass By The Bay Is Now Available In Members Area Of This Website

BBB Editors Stewart & Jessica Evans have posted the January 2011 issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine online and it is accessible from the Members Area of this website for those who have an electronic subscription. Enjoy!