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!


Annual NCBS Volunteer Party Set For Saturday, October 14 — Thanks For Your Support!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will entertain the volunteers and bands at all Society events and projects held over the past year at the famed NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have been sent to our volunteers. If you have not received your invite, contact (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, NCBS Volunteer Party Chair, and he will take care of you! Thanks for your support!

Californians Head For Raleigh & The 2017 IBMA World Of Bluegrass This Week

IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention

The International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass Convention will run September 26-30, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

Many Northern California bluegrass musicians and leaders will play prominent roles at the convention and others will be enjoying the scene.

Most attendees from the West Coast plan their trip months in advance. If you are not attending this year, now is a good time to begin considering a trip to the convention in September 2018.

World Of Bluegrass Information

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.