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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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One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline Is July 22

One Month Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through Friday, July 22, 2016.

The festival runs August 11-14 at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos.

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The Stoney Mountain Ramblers Set For Mountaintop Bluegrass On Thursday June 23

ncbs-plain-logoThe FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series, presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, continues with the Stoney Mountain Ramblers on June 23.

The establishment serves up an incredible view of the sunset over the Santa Cruz Mountains, fine food, and good drink.

The series (which started at the beginning of January) will conclude its first 6 months on June 30 with the band Hidden Still. Thanks for your support!

summit-house-logo-thinThe bluegrass programs are held each Thursday evening 6:00-8:30pm at the top of Highway 17, 6 miles south of Los Gatos.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

San Benito County Historical Society To Host August 11-14 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

san-benito-county-historical-society-logo-building-trees-illusThe San Benito County Historical Society will host the August 11-14, 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

ncbs-plain-logoThe 23-year-old gathering has previously been held next door at Bolado Park and is a benefit for the NCBS.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza.

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza.

NCBS Welcomes July 10 Bluegrass Festival At Sonoma State University With Jeff Austin Band

Jeff Austin

Jeff Austin

Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University

Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University

Mandolinist Jeff Austin will perform at the second annual Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival at Weill Hall & Lawn on the campus of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park.

The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience & The Sam Bush Band are also on the mandolin-centric program.

The Sunday, July 10 festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

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Looking Ahead To The July Festivals In Northern California & Beyond

NCBS welcomes the SSU Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival.

NCBS welcomes the SSU Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival.

NCBS welcomes the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

NCBS welcomes the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

The July 2015 festival schedule in Northern California is the strongest in years. Time for some mid-summer bluegrass fun! Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be everywhere this month and you are welcome to join in!

Here are the July festivals:

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June 30-July 3 — High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy.

1-4 – San Francisco Folk Music Club July 4 Campout,  Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

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High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierra Music Festival

2 — Sonoma Mountain Music Celebration, Five Springs Farm, Petaluma.

4 – All American Music Festival, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

4 – City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito.

4 – Genoa Americana Celebration, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV.

8-9 – Yosemite Music Festival, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

9 — Shasta String Summit, Kenneth Ford Theatre, College of the Siskiyous, Weed.

The Redwood Ramble

The Redwood Ramble

10 — Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival, Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. (NCBS welcomed)

14-17 – Redwood Ramble, Camp Navarro, Navarro. (Sold out)

California WorldFest

California WorldFest

14-17 – California Worldfest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

14-17 — Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY.

16 – Shasta String Celebration, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 — Bluegrass In The Valley, The Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park.

23 — Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival, Cedar Crest Vineyards, Manton.

24 — Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica. (NCBS welcomed)

29-31 – Rockygrass, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO.

31 – Napa Porchfest, various front porches, Napa.

Coming In August: The 23rd Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

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