Events

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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Red Dog Ash Set For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Performance August 7-10 In Tres Pinos

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash (Turlock), a bluegrass band with a name drawn from deep in mining lore, is set to perform on the Main Stage at the 21st Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). This will be the band’s first appearance at the August 7-10 festival.

The friendly, relaxed gathering of California bluegrass bands and their fans is the annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s many music projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

mining-equipment-relief-carvingThe event features camping, jamming, three stages, food and craft vendors, a low-power broadcast of the main stage to the camp, shade over the audience, nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, the NCBS board election, and restrooms and showers.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash


Looking Ahead To The August 2014 Bluegrass & Beyond Festivals

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

Kenney Grove

Kenney Grove

August will be a busy month for Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and their friends as we fan out to festivals all around California and beyond.

Please come out and join us at the 21st annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and other gatherings!

Here are the festival choices for this month:

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Summergrass San Diego

Summergrass San Diego

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2 – Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma.

2 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival, American Legion Hall, Chandler, AZ.

2-3 — The Inside Track Music Festival, Prospect Theatre, Modesto.

3 – Bear Valley Music Festival — Iron Horse Concert, (Festival dates in July & August), Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley.

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Some early arrivals at the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival near Carson City, NV.

7-10 – NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

string-threads-2014-poster8-11 – Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.

15-17 – Summergrass San Diego, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.

15-17 – Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park & Deer Creek Park, Carson City, NV.

21-24 – Golden Old Time Campout, Lake Sonoma, Sonoma.

bear-valley-map25-31 – Siskiyou Strings And Threads Bluegrass Festival, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka.

29-31 – Four Corners Folk Festival, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO.

29-31 – Kenney Grove Bluegrass Campout, Kenny Grove Park, Fillmore.

san-francisco-folk-music-club-logoAugust 29-September 1 – San Francisco Folk Music Club Labor Day Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

Note: The Fall Strawberry Music Festival, previously held on Labor Day Weekend, will take place September 11-14 at a new location, the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

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One-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is GOF Festival Cheap Ticket Deadline

One-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Online orders and mail order tickets (postmark) are now due.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Festival Flier

Ventucky String Band To Make First Appearance At Good Old Fashioned August 7-10

The Ventucky String Band (Ventura) will make its first appearance at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos this August 7-10.

The 21st annual festival, held 7 miles south of Hollister, is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The friendly camping and jamming gathering is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands. Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22 on this website and By MailNorthern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets. Non-Members receive a discount.

NCBS Membership

Online Ticket Order Form

The Ventucky String Band

The Ventucky String Band

Three-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is Deadline For Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Tickets

Three-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Festival Flier