Events

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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The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Looking For Two Very Special Volunteers

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is looking for two very special volunteers for the August 10-13, 2017 gathering. We need a volunteer coordinator and a gate crew chief. These fun, key positions will play a big role in planning and running the 24th festival.

Interested? Contact Festival Co-Directors (Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com and (David Field) fieldmusic (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

Line-Up Announced For March 18 Stanley Sing In San Francisco

The La Promenade Cafe

The line-up has been announced for the Saturday, March 18, 2017 Stanley Sing at La Promenade Cafe in San Francisco. The 3:00-10:00pm program is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Bluegrass musicians will take turns performing favorite songs of The Stanley Brothers and related bands.

The performers: Windy Hill (Thomas Wille, Ryan Breen), Eric Embry, The Hossettes (Angela Personini, Hailey Pexton, Karen Wilhoyte), Josh Tharp (of Keith Little’s Band), High Country (Larry Cohea, Jim Mintun), Keystone Crossing (Larry Carlin, Claudia Hampe), Bernal Hillbillies (Larry Chung, Bill Foss, Martha Hawthorne, Scot Brenton, Amy Scher), Ted Kuster, Town Howlers (John McKelvy), Chris Smith (The Mighty Crows), Chuck and Jeanie’s Country Round Up, Skillet Licorice (Matt Knoth, Elise Engelberg), Tom Diamont, and Paul Shelasky (house fiddler).

The La Promenade at 3643 Balboa Street is the FREE event’s new home, replacing The Lucky Horseshoe.

Ralph & Carter, The Stanley Brothers.

CANCELED — Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Set For Kitchen Help On February 23

Thursday Bluegrass Series

CANCELED — There is no Electric Power on the mountain — This show has been CANCELED.

The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series will present traditional bluegrass with Kitchen Help on February 23, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm..

The FREE series is presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Summit House is the purveyor of fine food and drink and is located six miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17. The address is 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos, CA.

Kitchen Help

John Reischman & The Jaybirds Set For March 18 RBA Concert In Mountain View

John Reischman

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present John Reischman & The Jaybirds on Saturday, March 18. The show will be held at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street, Mountain View. Concert doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.

A free 5:00pm jam hosted by The Handsome Ladies and open to all players will begin the evening of bluegrass.

The concert is welcomed  by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. This is currently set to be the last season for this 25-year-old organization.

The Mt. Cross Camp Is The New Home Of The Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival

Mt Cross Amphitheatre

The Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival will be held in a beautiful new home in Felton on March 10-12, 2017.

The festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and presented by Brookdale Bluegrass.

The Mt. Cross Camp offers great accommodations, ranging from camping to cabins, plus indoor and outdoor performance venues.

The official street address is 7795 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005.