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/SCBS Is A 501(c)(3) Organization And Accepts Tax-Deductible Donations That Support Area Bluegrass Music

Your year-end tax planning can include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716.

Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

Include NCBS & Local Bluegrass Music In Your Yearly Charitable Giving & Tax-Planning

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716.

Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

Your year-end tax planning can include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page Is Available On This Website

The NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page is linked off the left column on this website. This is a FREE service for both theft victims and used instrument buyers that provides a central reporting location for the recovery of stolen or lost bluegrass instruments.

Musicians should immediately SELF POST information about stolen instruments. Instrument buyers should CHECK the page prior to purchase of any used instrument. The page is searchable.

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.