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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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Saturday May 2 Will Be A Big Day For Bay Area Bluegrass Music Fans

Della Mae

Della Mae

Saturday, May 2 will be a big day for local bluegrass music fans, with two great Northern California Bluegrass Society shows back-to-back. Ya’ll come!

BLUEGRASS FAIR — AFTERNOON

Noon-6:00pm — Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.

FREE afternoon of music in the park presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, with the True Life Troubadours, The Naked Bootleggers, Harmony Grits, The Down Beets, and the Eddie DuCommun Band. Raffle, food, spring sun, grass, trees, swimming ducks, and all of your friends. The 29th annual gathering is a rite of spring that will kick off the outdoor bluegrass season in Northern California.

BLUEGRASS CONCERT — EVENING

7:30pm — Della Mae Concert, First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View, Mountain View.

Boston’s favorite all-women bluegrass band comes to town in a Redwood Bluegrass Associates show that will wrap-up the current RBA season. NCBS welcomes this concert. Advance tickets are recommended. Pie and coffee will be served. Open Jam at 5:00pm.

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair (Illustration by Linda Descoteaux).

The NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair (Illustration by Linda Descoteaux).

NCBS Welcomes The Tuttles With A. J. Lee To San Jose Concert At St. James Church

A. J. Lee

A. J. Lee

Jack Tuttle

Jack Tuttle

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee (Palo Alto) will perform at a Woodshed Music & Arts concert at St. James Church, 1565 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. The Saturday evening May 23 program will begin at 7:30pm.

The three-year old Woodshed series brings a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, to the South Bay.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this show.

St. James Church, San Jose

St. James Church, San Jose

Naked Bootleggers, True Life Troubadours, Eddie DuCommun Set For May 2 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

Eddie Ducommun

Eddie Ducommun

The Naked Bootleggers, The True Life Troubadours, and The Eddie DuCommun Band will perform at the 2015 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 2. Five Bands will fill the afternoon line-up.

The FREE gathering at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

The 29th annual fair, which features music, food, grass, trees, spring weather, and friends, is the kick-off for the outdoor bluegrass music season in Northern California.

The True Life Troubadours

The True Life Troubadours

Three Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Discount Advance Ticket Sales End July 22

Three Month Reminder: Discount Advance Ticket Sales for the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival end on July 22. The 22nd annual festival will be held August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Official GOF Festival Flier

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Donations Now Being Collected For Fall Camp

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Walker Creek Ranch

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now collecting funds from donors for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund for students at the upcoming Fall 2015 Walker Creek Camp set for October 8-11.

The fund, which is managed by a NCBS committee, accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

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

Donations to the NCBS 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 seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

Ingrid Noyes, not NCBS, runs the music camp, which is held at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Music Camp