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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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NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Set For Saturday, May 2, 2015

bglogoThe FREE NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is set for Saturday afternoon, May 2, 2015 at the Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.

The oldest Society event is a great way to kick off the outdoor bluegrass season in Northern California!

May 2 will be a big day of bluegrass — Della Mae will play later that evening in Mountain View in a Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert that will be welcomed by the NCBS. Make your plans to enjoy both events!

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

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

Stoney Mountain Ramblers Set For BOB Show At Freewheel Brewery In Redwood City January 23

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers are set to perform at the Freewheel Brewing Company3736 Florence Street, in Redwood City on Friday, January 23 as part of the 8th annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

The FREE January 23-25, 2015 festival is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Principal financial support for the BOB festival comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, and John Dabney.

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Two Week Reminder: 2015 Good Old Fashioned Main Stage Band Applications Due On December 31

Two Week Reminder: Main Stage Band Applications for the 22nd Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are due on December 31, 2014.

The Clarridge Family Fiddlers (2003)

The Clarridge Family Fiddlers (2003)

The McCrae Brothers (2003)

The McCrae Brothers (2003)

This deadline is strictly enforced.

California-based bluegrass bands are eligible to play on the main stage.

The GOF is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Yodeling Lady Lolita (2003)

Yodeling Lady Lolita (2003)

Looking Ahead To The January 2015 Bluegrass Festivals And Beyond

The CBA Great 48 Jam hits the Streets of Bakersfield in January.

The CBA Great 48 Jam hits the Streets of Bakersfield in January.

The Peninsula Home of Bluegrass Music

The Peninsula Home of Bluegrass Music

A new year of bluegrass festival fun awaits us in 2015. Here are the January festival listings — join with your friends who are NCBS Members to start the new year in the classic Northern California bluegrass style!

JANUARY

December 30, 2014-January 4, 2014 – New Harmony New Year’s Camp, San Francisco Folk Music Club, Calistoga.

san-francisco-folk-music-club-logoblythe-ca-city-logo-tree8-11 — CBA Great 48 Jam With A (Separate) Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Concert, Doubletree Hotel, Bakersfield.

western-folklife-center-elko-logo16-18 — Blythe Bluegrass Festival, Colorado River Fairgrounds, Blythe.

22-25 — The NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim.

23-25 — NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway, including the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival and the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, various venues, Redwood City.

the-namm-show-logo26-31 — National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Western Folklife Center, Elko, NV.

San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum To Feature Laurie Lewis In Concert On January 15

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San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum

San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco will present Laurie Lewis in concert on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:30pm. The live solo performance in the Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman exhibit space is free with museum admission.

Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis

The HSB/Hellman exhibit will run through September 2016 and will feature monthly live music performances, including bluegrass shows, by artists who have performed at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The exhibit also includes film of musical performances from the festival, so there is plenty of entertainment for bluegrass and roots music fans.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Laurie Lewis appearance and other selected performances from the Third Thursdays evening series.