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


RBA To Present Keith Little & The Littleband, Blaine Sprouse In Mountain View February 7

Keith Little & The Littleband

Keith Little & The Littleband

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Keith Little & The Littleband With Special Guest Blaine Sprouse at the First Presbyterian Church in Mountain View on Saturday, February 7.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the 7:30pm show. An open jam begins at 5:00pm at the church. Concert doors will open at 7:00pm.

The monthly RBA series will continue through May.

Blaine Sprouse

Blaine Sprouse

Yonder Mountain String Band Set For April 3 In Oakland

another-planet-entertainment-logoncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the Another Planet Entertainment presentation of the Yonder Mountain String Band at the Fox Theater-Oakland on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Yonder Mountain String Band

Yonder Mountain String Band

Brookdale Bluegrass Announces Initial Line-Up For March 6-8, 2015 Festival

Brookdale Bluegrass has announced that the line-up for the March 6-8, 2015 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will include Houston Jones, Sourdough Slim, Sugar By The Pound, Jean Butterfield, BanjerDan, and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band. More bands will be added. The festival will be held at The Great Room in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Soquel and Los Gatos. More information will be available soon. The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this event.

Looking Ahead To The February 2015 Northern California & Beyond Festivals


KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

The winter festival season starts up strong in February all around Northern California and the western USA.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be there — and you can join us! Here are the month’s listings:


5-8 – SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & National Convention, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN.

6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 – HiLLBiLLY ROBOT Festival, various venues, San Francisco.

6-8 – Colorado River Bluegrass Music Festival, Rotary Park, Bullhead City, AZ.

Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp

Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp

12-16 – KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon, 91.5FM, South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas.


18-22 – Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp, Westin & Sheraton Hotels, Kansas City. MO.

20-22 – Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival, Northglenn Ramada Plaza Hotel, Denver, CO.

20-22 – WinterWonderGrass Festival — Colorado, Nottingham Park, Avon, CO.



bullhead-city-az-sign21 – Cousin Jack’s Winterfest, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

February 27-March 2 – Wintergrass International Music Festival, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue, WA.

Coming In Early March: Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, March 6-8, The Great Room, Santa Cruz Mountains (NCBS-welcomed).

Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

Sunday At The Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

SUNDAY, January 25

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

Noon-5:00pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

G2 — Mind Over Matter (David Elfgrin, Sweden)

A second generation Stockholm bluegrass band comes to the US.

At The Feed & Seed (April Janow & Dax Cuesta, (sic) Films, NC)

A small Southern town welcomes bluegrass music.

Mipso In Japan (Jon Kasbe, NC)

A young American bluegrass band visits Japan in this short film.

Do What You Love (Katarzyna Kochany, Ontario, Canada)

A musical video with an Arizona bluegrass band.

Banjo Romantika (Lee Bidgood & Shara Lange, East Tennessee State University, TN)

The story of bluegrass music in The Czech Republic.

The Cricket (Andrew Cartoun, Stoney Lonesome Productions, CT)

A short about recording acoustic music in the days of the wax cylinder.

Broadcast: A Man And His Dream (Jordan Nance, NC)

The story of WPAQ Radio in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

6:30-8:00pm – Dark HollowWRUMC Youth Choir, Gospel Bluegrass Concert, Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road.

The 8th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival runs January 23-25 in Redwood City.