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The Jones Gang Added To FREE Sunday SFBOT Closing Concert In McLaren Park, San Francisco

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The Jones Gang is a last minute addition to the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Closing Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park, San Francisco. This is a FREE afternoon-long bluegrass celebration with great bands in a beautiful location!

SUNDAY, October 15

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE CONCERT.

The Jones Gang

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

5:00 –  The Jones Gang

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event founded by Michael Hall) runs Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town.

Weekend events include a women’s showcase, an open jam, a dance, and the closing concert. Enjoy!

Complete Festival Information is available on the Official SFBOT Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Is Wednesday-Sunday This Week

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event) will run Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town. Complete information is available on the Official Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

WEDNESDAY, October 11

8:00pm — The Bow Ties, Good Not Great, The Lost Church.

THURSDAY, October 12

8:00pm — Evie Ladin, The California Tallboys, The Lost Church.

FRIDAY, October 13

7:00pm — The Handsome Ladies Variety Show, SOMA StreatFood Park. FREE.

SATURDAY, October 14

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators Open Jam, Jane Warner Plaza (Castro and Market Streets). FREE.

7:00pm — SFBOT Square Dance With KC & The Moonshine Band, St. Mary’s Park.

SUNDAY, October 15

Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE.

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis To Headline FREE Sunday Closing Concert For 2017 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE Sunday Closing Concert is set for October 15 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park. Here is the line-up:

SUNDAY, October 15

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

(Concert ends at 5:15pm)

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day of music in the park!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Square Dance Set For Saturday October 14 As Part Of San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Revival

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus. Events will happen all over San Francisco, Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

On Saturday evening, October 14, the SFBOT Square Dance, with KC & The Moonshine Band featuring Karen Celia Heil, and members of the Bearcat Stringband, with calling by Jordan Ruyle, will be held at the St. Mary’s Park Recreation Center in San Francisco.

The original festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

New San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Website Has All The Details For October 11-15

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The brand new San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Website has all the details for the October 11-15, 2017 city-wide event.

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Welcomes Revival Of The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017.

Events will be held at various venues all around San Francisco.

Festival Information



San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival To Present An Open Jam On Saturday October 14

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The Beauty Operators

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE outdoor Bluegrass Jam Session open to all will be held Noon-2:00pm at the corner of Market and Castro Streets, hosted by The Beauty Operators. Calling all Bay Area pickers to come and join in!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Handsome Ladies Present A Women’s Music Showcase At The SFBOT Festival On October 13

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will return on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017. The SFBOT shows will be held in various venues all around the City.

On Friday, October 13, The Handsome Ladies will present a showcase of women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women, performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks (the Handsome Ladies pick-up band).

The Handsome Ladies promote female participation in bluegrass music. This is a coed event and all genders are welcome.

The show will be held 7:00-10:00pm at the SOMA Streat Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco.

The original SFBOT festival (held 2000-2013) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

San Francisco's SOMA Streat Food Park