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


RBA Will Present May 3 Concert With The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

NCBS will be giving away tickets to see the String Cheese Incident at the Fox Theater in Oakland on the NCBS Facebook Page on Sunday, April 20. Like the page and stop by to win tickets!

Redwood Bluegrass Associates presents the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band in a Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed concert on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The program will be held on the evening of the afternoon NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, and many fans will attend both shows to enjoy a full day of bluegrass music.

The last RBA concert of the current season will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View.

An open jam hosted by Ed Cirimele will begin at the church at 5:00pm, with the concert to follow at 7:30pm.


The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is Coming On May 3, 2014

santa-cruz-city-limit-billboardbglogoThe Santa Cruz Bluegrass FairYour Society’s Beloved Rite Of Spring — is coming on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse off Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.

It’s FREE!

Great music with The Naked Bootleggers, Harmony Grits, The Lampel Brothers With Jim Lewin, and Bean Creek.

It will be a lovely spring day in the park, with food, fun, friends, and a raffle with tickets to all the great upcoming festivals — ain’t nothing like it in  the world!

NCBS/SCBS presents The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair!

NCBS/SCBS presents The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair!

Faux Renwah To Return To 2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10

GOF favorite Faux Renwah will return to the main stage at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 7-10, 2014 at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Official GOF Festival Flier

The 21st annual gathering of top California bluegrass bands is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society and will feature great jamming bands and performances on 3 stages.

Chris Stevenson of Faux Renwah, Homecoming Queen, Douglas County High School, Gardnerville, NY (1967)

Chris Stevenson of Faux Renwah, Homecoming Queen, Douglas County High School, Gardnerville, NV (1967)

The Harmony Grits Return To The Stage Of The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair On May 3

The Harmony Grits at the Bluegrass Fair

The Harmony Grits at the Bluegrass Fair

The Harmony Grits will return to the stage of the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The FREE, beloved Rite of Spring will begin at Noon at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park (next to the courthouse) in Santa Cruz.

The fair is the longest-running Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society event.

Also on the bill: The Lampel Brothers With Jim Lewin, The Naked Bootleggers, and Bean Creek.

A raffle will offer tickets to the season’s bluegrass festivals and concerts, plus other great prizes. The NCBS Information Booth will have the details on live bluegrass music throughout the summer. Organic food will be available.

Some Good-Old-Fashioned, Do-It-Ourselves Bluegrass Radio On Monday Night April 14

kkup-coverage-mapGood Old Fashioned Bluegrass radio will return to the airwaves on “Monday Night Bluegrass,” April 14, 2014. The program will air 6:00-9:00pm on KKUP Radio, 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas.

The program host will be Sully Roddy of KFAT fame. The musical guest will be Steep Ravine, which will make its Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival debut August 7-10, 2014.

Michael Hall of the Northern California Bluegrass Society will talk to the members of the hot new band about their music and their appearance at the upcoming Do It Ourselves Festival in Boulder Creek — and complete GOF festival information will also  be available. Two tickets to the DIO Festival will be given away to lucky listeners.

Sully Roddy at her farewell show on the old KFAT station.

Radio Fame: Sully Roddy doing her show on the old KFAT station in Gilroy.

Thanks to Mike Russell, Mr. Monday Night Bluegrass, for setting up this fine show.

Tune in! Turn on! There is bluegrass music every Monday evening on KKUP.

Steep Ravine

Steep Ravine