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


The Stoney Mountain Ramblers Set For The Summit House On January 26

The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series will present a performance by The Stoney Mountain Ramblers on January 26. The series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The FREE show is from 6:00-8:30pm at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill, located six miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Brookdale Bluegrass Announces Initial Spring Line-Up For March 10-12 Festival

Brookdale Bluegrass has announced the initial line-up for the March 10-12, 2017 Spring Festival. An extra day has been added to the event, which will be held for the first time at the Mt. Cross Camp in Felton.

The Bands: Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Faux Renwah, Coffee Zombie Collective, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Toby Gray & Hiway Budda, and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band. More bands will be announced.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the festival to our area.

10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival Line Up Announced For January 30 In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the line-up for the 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival in Redwood City on Monday, January 30, 2017.

The FREE program will begin at 6:30pm at the Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road in the Community Room.

Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)

How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)

The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)

This portion of the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival was originally set for Sunday, January 29, but was rescheduled for the next day due to a venue scheduling conflict. The festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and by other agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Redwood City area. The FREE weekend event will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28 and on Monday, Janaury 30, 2017.

Final RBA Concerts Coming Up This Spring In Mountain View

Peter Rowan in the days of yore.

Redwood Bluegrass Associates has set the organization’s final concerts this spring at the Masonic Hall in Mountan View. They are:

January 21 — Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

February 18 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

March 18 — John Reischman & The Jaybirds

April 22 — Final RBA Concert With Performers To Be Announced

This is the last season in the 25-year run of these concerts, all welcomed throughout the years by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes

New Venue Announced For Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival

The Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival

A new venue has been announced for the Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, to be held March 10-11, 2017.

The event will take place at the Mount Cross Camp in Felton. The new venue offers a wide variety of camping and cabin accomodations and excellent facilities.

The festival is held twice a year. All Brookdale Bluegrass-presented events since 1998 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.