The NCBS sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events, ranging from our three day long Good Old Fashioned festival to local jams.


Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Series To Run Through May 2016 In Mountain View

The Redwood Bluegrass Associates 2015-2016 Concert Season will be held monthly except in December. All shows are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Beginning with this season, the concerts (except the November show) will be held at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge.


October 17 — The Piedmont Melody Makers (Alice Gerrard, Chris Brashear, Jim Watson & Cliff Hale)

November 14 — California Banjo Extravaganza (Riley Baugus, Ryan Cavanaugh, & Bill Evans, plus John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning, & Jim Nunally). This concert will be held at the Etz Chayim Hall in Palo Alto.


Mountain View Masonic Hall

Mountain View Masonic Lodge

January 23 — Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray

February 20 – Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

March 19 — Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

April 16 – Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

May 7 – The Tuttles with A. J. Lee

Invitations Are Out For The October 17 NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party

NCBS Volunteers making the flowers GOF stage-ready.

NCBS Volunteers making the flowers GOF stage-ready.

NCBS Volunteer Party Time!

NCBS Volunteer Party Time!

The 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Party will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at an undisclosed location. The party honors all volunteers and bands on any NCBS event or project in the past year.

The esteemed invitees will receive their coveted invitations from their NCBS volunteer “bosses.” If you have not yet received your invitation, contact NCBS Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com (650) 218-9845 and he can fix you up.

To be invited to the party in 2016, just volunteer to help out with any of the many Society projects over the coming year.

Volunteering is fun — and NCBS Volunteers Make The Music Happen!

NCBS Volunteers hard at work at the Good Old Fashioned.

NCBS Volunteers hard at work at the Good Old Fashioned.

Two Week Reminder: 2016 NCBS Film Festival Submission Deadline Is October 20

Two Week Reminder: The film submission deadline for the 2016 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival is October 20, 2015.

2016 Call For Films

The 9th annual film festival will be held on January 31, 2016 as part of the FREE weekend-long NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.

NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Set For January 29-31, 2016 In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival is set for Friday-Sunday, January 29-31, 2016.

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show will be held on Saturday, January 30 and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival will take place on Sunday, January 31.

The FREE festival is made possible with principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Department of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services, the Redwood City Public Library, John  Dabney, and other Redwood City area businesses and individuals.

NCBS To Welcome 11th Annual Holiday Hootenanny To San Carlos December 11


NCBS Welcomes The 11th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

NCBS Welcomes The 11th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the 11th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, presented by Scott Dailey and the Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, on Friday afternoon and evening, December 11, 2015.

Details about this FREE seasonal gathering will be announced soon.