Events

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

News

One Day Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On October 21

One Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

(E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended.

Nomination Information

2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Set For Last Weekend In January

The 2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held the last weekend of January at various venues in Redwood City.

The FREE festival is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society with principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Are Due On Saturday October 21

Three Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017. (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended as the deadline is near.

Complete Nomination Information

Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For April 2018

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the Spring 2018 Camp, set for April 12-15, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday).

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Information about the music camp, run by Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) and set for the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Brings AJ Lee & Blue Summit To The Santa Cruz Mountains

AJ Lee & Blue Summit at The Summit House

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill at the top of Highway 17 will present AJ Lee & Blue Summit (Santa Cruz) in a FREE show on October 19.

The 6:00-8:30pm performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Highway 17 leads to the Summit House and bluegrass music!

The place offers a great view of the Santa Cruz Mounatins and will serve good drink and good food during the performance.

The top of the mountains venue is six miles south of Los Gatos.

There is a great bluegrass band every Thursday night.