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

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NCBS Welcomes The Mountain Music Festival At Emma Prusch Park In San Jose October 1

Welcomed by NCBS.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Mountain Music Festival, set for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose.

The line-up will feature top area bluegrass bands.

More information about the FREE family-oriented event will be announced soon.


Revival Of San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Set For October 11-15

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, San Francisco

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, San Francisco

The revival of the long-running San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will take place October 11-15, 2017 at various venues in San Francisco.

A free closing concert will take place at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park on Sunday afternoon, October 15.

The original festival 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 NCBS. Additional support will be provided by the San Francisco Parks & Recreation Department.

More information will be available soon.

Sunday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Here is the performance schedule for Sunday, August 13:

SUNDAY, August 13

Main Stage

9:00am — Crying Uncle
10:00 — Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)
11:00 — Old Belle
Noon — Stoney Mountain Ramblers
12:45pm — (Lunch Break)
1:15 — Kids On Stage
2:15 — AJ Lee & Blue Summit
3:15 — Courthouse Ramblers
4:15 — Pathetic Honey String Band

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Saturday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Here is the performance schedule for Saturday, August 12:

SATURDAY, August 12

10:00am — 35 Years Of Trouble
11:00 — The Mountain & The Moon
Noon — Rogue River
1:00pm — (Workshop/Lunch Break)
2:00 — Hot October
3:00 — Circle R Boys
4:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band
5:00 — (Workshop/Dinner Break)
6:00 — The Jones Gang
7:00 — Bodie 601 Band
8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co
9:00 — High Country

Dance Hall Stage

10:30pm — Honeysuckle Possums

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Friday at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Here is the performance schedule for Friday, August 11:

FRIDAY, August 11

First Stage

Noon — Short Cross Ties
1:00pm — The Beauty Operators
2:00 — Dusty Moon

Main Stage

3:00pm — Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers
4:00 — Black Eyed Susies
5:00 — Cryin’ Shame
6:00 — Sidetrack
7:00 — Goat Hill Girls
8:00 — Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood
9:00 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.