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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27strings To Perform At Redwood City 150th Anniversary On Saturday May 20

27strings

A FREE bluegrass concert with 27strings followed by a full afternoon and evening of other music will take place on Saturday, May 20,  2017 to celebrate Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary. The music is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The program is part of a day-long celebration that will be held in downtown Redwood City.

Main Street Stage, May 20:

Noon — 27strings

1:00pm — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Other music on the Main Street and Courthouse Square Stages will run Noon-8:00pm. The bluegrass show will be in a downtown area where there are many restaurants that have outdoor seating with a view of the stage, in addition to other available seating.

Sunday May 7 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair To Present Bean Creek At The Duck Pond Stage

Bean Creek

The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is SUNDAY, May 7.

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will present traditional bluegrass favorites Bean Creek at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in lovely springtime Santa Cruz on SUNDAY, May 7 (note new date) from Noon to 6:00pm.

This is a FREE event staged each May since 1986 by the NCBS/SCBS. Bring a picnic or food will be available.

The other bands include AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits and Henry & Ella Warde.

35 Years Of Trouble Heads For The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

The talented young musicians of 35 Years Of Trouble are headed back to the main stage of the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The popular gathering of “friends and family making music for friends and family” is a benefit for the good works of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in bringing our music to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area all year long.

GOF Festival Flyer

35 Years Of Trouble

Heathen Hill Set For Thursday Bluegrass Series On March 23 At The Summit House

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present Heathen Hill on March 23 in a FREE show from 6:00-8:30pm.

The weekly series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos) on Highway 17. Good food and drink will be served during the show.

Henry & Ella Warde Band Set For FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair On Sunday May 7

The hot new Henry & Ella Warde Band (with Bob Smith and Jerry Logan) will perform at the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society’s FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

This year’s event will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 (note new date) from Noon to 6:00pm.

The other bands include AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, & The Harmony Grits.

Ella & Henry Warde