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


Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Final Ballots Due On January 20th

Three Day Reminder: Final Ballots for the 2018 Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members on January 20, 2018.

Redwood City Is The Home Of Bluegrass Music On The SF Peninsula

Redwood City is the Peninsula’s Home Of Bluegrass Music. The city has a strong tradition of supporting the arts and has a deep appreciation of good music. Bluegrass music is a regular feature of local civic celebrations.

For the past 11 years, the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission has awarded a base grant that allows the Northern California Bluegrass Society to present the Bluegrass On Broadway Festival on the last weekend of January.

The highlight of the BOB festival is the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert, set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center Theatre.

The FREE day-long program runs from 10:00am-5:00pm and is open to the public.

25th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 9-12, 2018 In Tres Pinos

The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, is set for Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018, at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert Set For January 27 In Redwood City

Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, Redwood City

The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert will be held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455 Madison Avenue in Redwood City. The FREE program will run 10:00am-5:00pm.

The program will be part of a weekend of our music in Redwood City, the “Peninsula Home Of Bluegrass Music.”

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the annual Bluegrass On Broadway festival with principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Stoney Mountain Ramblers Set For Freewheel Brewing Company As Part Of Bluegrass On Broadway

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers At The Freewheel

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced that the Stoney Mountain Ramblers will perform at the Freewheel Brewing Company on Sunday, January 28, 2018, as part of the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

The 11th annual festival will be held at various venues throughout Redwood City, the Peninsula’s home of bluegrass music. The FREE weekend of music will run January 26-28.

The Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence Street, offers fine beer and food options.

Bluegrass On Broadway receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, and other Redwood City area businesses, organizations and individuals.