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!


NCBS Board Of Directors Re-Elects Officers For 2017-2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has chosen officers for 2016-2017. The incumbents were all re-elected:

President — Michael Hall (Redwood City)

Vice-President — Mike Russell (San Mateo)

Secretary — Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale)

Treasurer — Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale)

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

The NCBS Volunteer Party!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will honor and entertain the loyal, hard-working volunteers and bands from all of the various events and projects over the past year at the NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

If you volunteered this year, look for your coveted invitation to arrive soon! And…thanks for your support!

NCBS Members Elect 2017-2018 Board Of Directors At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Board of Directors

The members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society elected the 2017-2018 Board Of Directors at the past weekend’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

New Board Members are Jesse Fichman, AJ Lee and Karen Reyes. Returning Board Members are Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Michael Hall, and Mike Russell.

David Field and Penny Godlis retired from the board, but will continue to be active Society volunteers.

NCBS Board Of Directors Candidates On The Ballot For August 12 Election At The GOF Festival And By Mail

The following candidates have filed to be listed on the ballot for the Saturday, August 12, 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society 2017-18 Board Of Directors Election to be held 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos and by mail:

Bruce Bellochio

Eric Burman

Bruce Edmundson

Jesse Fichman

Mike Fisher

Michael Hall

AJ Lee

Mike Russell

Karen Van Reyes

Candidate Statements and Ballots will appear in the July-August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay Magazine and additional ballots will be available at the GOF. NCBS Members in good standing will be eligible to vote. Mail-In Ballots must be received by August 8, 2017.

One Day Reminder: NCBS Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1st

One Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the NCBS elections are due on June 1st.