Membership

The Northern California Bluegrass Society brings people together to enjoy, play, and promote bluegrass, old time, and related acoustic music. Membership in the NCBS brings you in touch with musicians and musical events connected to the world of bluegrass.

NCBS exists because of your support! Through a growing network of bluegrass society members, the local bluegrass community is thriving. The NCBS board, individual members and other affiliated organizations plan bluegrass events like jams and campouts, and publicize them through channels like our local bluegrass radio DJs, internet media and our printed monthly magazine, Bluegrass By the Bay.

Membership Benefits include:

Membership dues are $20/year for individuals, $25/year for a family (under one roof). Lifetime memberships are also available at $500 for individuals, $750 for couples. To join or renew online with PayPal:

Type of Membership: Individual Membership – $20/year

Family Membership – $25/year

Lifetime Membership (Individual) – $500

Lifetime Membership (Couple) – $750
I am a: New Member

Renewing Member
I would like to receive Bluegrass by the Bay: Online Only

By Mail

To pay by check, send to:

NCBS Membership
P.O. Box 390846
Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

News

The Fall NCBS Dates & Deadlines For Your Calendar

bglogoSEPTEMBER

1 — Advance Ticket Deadline, Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills (NCBS Member Discount)

6 — The Hard Road Trio, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed).

14 — Steve Kaufman, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed).

24-28 — International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass including the first Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (NCBS Member Discount).

30 – Nominations Close For 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

OCTOBER

11 — Deadline For Submission Of Independent Bluegrass Documentary Films For 2014 NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival.

11-13 — Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival (NCBS-welcomed).

19 — NCBS Volunteer Party.

19 — Druha Trava, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed)

26 —  The Canote Brothers, Laurel Bliss & Carol Elizabeth Jones, RBA concert (NCBS-welcomed).

26 — Rita Hosking Trio, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed).

NOVEMBER

2 — Poppy Farm Fair, Native Revival Nursery (NCBS-welcomed).

2 — Bill Evans, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed).

9 — Houston Jones, The Woodshed (NCBS-welcomed).

16 — Travers Chandler & Avery County, RBA concert (NCBS-welcomed).

DECEMBER

14 — Brookdale Bluegrass Winter Festival At Costanoa (NCBS-welcomed).

31 — Applications due from Main Stage Bands for 2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (applications available this fall on this website).

Members Elect New NCBS Board Of Directors To Serve In 2013-2014

Brenda Hough, Bruce Bellochio, Penny Godlis, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Russell, Michael Hall, & Pan Logan at the GOF.

Brenda Hough, Bruce Bellochio, Penny Godlis, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Russell, Michael Hall, & Pan Logan at the GOF (photo: Dick Estel).

The Members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society elected the 2013-2014 NCBS Board of Directors on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Eric Burman was at the microphone introducing the new board when the above group shot was made.

Eric Burman was at the microphone introducing the new board when the above group shot was made.

The New Board: Bruce Bellochio of Brookdale, Eric Burman of Bonny Doon, Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek, Bruce Edmundson of Mountain View, Penny Godlis of Santa Cruz, Michael Hall of Redwood City, Brenda Hough of San Jose, Pan Logan of Redwood City, and Mike Russell of San Mateo.

The new board is experienced, as all have extensive prior board service. The BOD will elect the officers of the Society and manage the Society’s work promoting bluegrass for the next year.

Thanks to Bluegrass By The Bay Co-Editor Nancie Barker of Morgan Hill, who retired from the board this year after four years of service.

Thanks to Nancie Barker for her service on the NCBS Board!

Thanks to Nancie Barker for her service on the NCBS Board.

One Week Reminder: July 1 Is Deadline For NCBS Member Advance Discount Registration For IBMA Convention

One Week Reminder: The deadline for NCBS Members to receive the advance registration discount to IBMA annual convention is July 1, 2013. The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive the IBMA member discount for the September 24-28, 2013 IBMA World Of Bluegrass, to be held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Two Week Reminder: July 1 Is Deadline For NCBS Member IBMA Registration Discount

Two Week Reminder: The advance purchase deadline for NCBS Members to receive a deep discount to IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention is July 1. The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive the IBMA Member Discount for the September 24-28, 2013 IBMA World Of Bluegrass, to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Upcoming 2013 Northern California Bluegrass Society Dates And Deadlines

bglogoHere are the upcoming Northern California Bluegrass Society dates and deadlines:

JULY

1 — Last Day For NCBS Members To Register With IBMA Member Advance Discount For International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass.

15 — Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Tickets To Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (NCBS Member Discount).

AUGUST

6 — Last Day For Mailed Ballots To Be Received For NCBS Election.

8-11 — 20th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

9 — Nominations Open For 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

10 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election At GOF Festival.

SEPTEMBER

24-28 — International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass (NCBS Member Discount).

OCTOBER

11 — Deadline For Submission Of Independent Bluegrass Documentary Films For 2014 NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival.

11-13 — Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Reunion (NCBS-welcomed).