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).


December BBB Online

NCBS members can now download the PDF version of Bluegrass by the Bay from the Members Area of the site. If you’re a member and do not have access, please register on the site using the link on the lower left corner.

November BBB Now Available

The November issue of Bluegrass By The Bay is now available in PDF format from the Members Area of the website. This version is available to all NCBS members who are also registered on the website. If you’re already a member, you can register using the link at the bottom of the left menu. If you’re not a member, please join today!

Bluegrass By The Bay Writers Wanted

We’re always looking for new writers for the monthly Bluegrass By The Bay newsletter (as well as for our website). Would you like to write about a favorite festival or a hot jam? Review a local band’s CD? Offer your opinion on the way the world of bluegrass ought to be? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the (editors) bluegrassbythebay (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.

October BBB Online

The October issue of Bluegrass By the Bay is now available to download from the Members Area. Subscribers to the paper version should find it arriving in their mailboxes shortly.

September BBB Now Online

The September issue of Bluegrass by the Bay has been published to the Members Area of the website. Subscribers to the paper edition should receive theirs in the next few days.

If you’re not yet an NCBS member, please join us. Besides the Bluegrass by the Bay newsletter, members also receive discounts on many events sponsored by NCBS and our sister organizations, and help to support local bluegrass music.