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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Houston Jones Returns To The GOF Festival August 7-10 At Bolado Park In Tres Pinos

Houston Jones

Houston Jones

Festival favorite Houston Jones will return to the main stage of the 2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park.

The Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10 festival is in the tiny hamlet of Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister, and is the annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Flier

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate — and also Online.

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A Few Volunteer Positions Are Still Available For The GOF Festival August 7-10

Our crews are just about filled, but if you are interested, you can still volunteer and get in FREE to the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 7-10 at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival volunteers enjoy all the fun of making the festival happen while they work with their bluegrass friends.

Contact NCBS President & Volunteer Coordinator (Elicia Burton) EBFiddler (at) hotmail (dot) com phone (831) 246-1910 to check on the last few positions.

Blue Sun & He Brews Coffee Will Be Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Food Vendors

He Brews Coffee

He Brews Coffee

Blue Sun Cafe (Boulder Creek), the most popular food vendor in the 21-year history of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, will be back this year.

He Brews Coffee (Oregon) will also return.

So, plenty of good food will await us August 7-10, 2014 at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Free camping for tents and RVs is included with all multi-day tickets. There is an extra charge for RVs hooked up to electricity.

Information: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Flier

Blue Sun plays it cool at Strawberry.

Blue Sun plays it cool at Strawberry.

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 — and Online.

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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.

9 – Photosynthesis, A Music & Photography Festival, Annenberg Space For Photography, Century Park, Los Angeles.

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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