Bluegrass on Broadway

Bluegrass on Broadway brings bluegrass music to downtown Redwood City. In addition to live performances, it also includes a bluegrass film festival, and the Northern California Bluegrass Awards. Admission is free to all Bluegrass on Broadway events!


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NCBS Announces The 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Finalists

The Finalists for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards have been announced:

1. Bluegrass Band

Abbott Brothers

Bean Creek

Central Valley Boys

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee

2. Male Vocalist

Luke Abbott

Pete Hicks

Snap Jackson

Billy Pitrone

Yoseff Tucker

3. Female Vocalist

Regina Bartlett

Sarah Eblen

Mary Gibbons

A. J. Lee

Louise Mintun

4. Guitar

Kathy Barwick

Avram Frankel

Steve Pottier

Yoseff Tucker

Marty Varner

Yvonne Walbroehl

5. Mandolin

Tom Bekeny

Kim Elking

Pete Hicks

Ed Neff

Michael Tuttle

6. Banjo

Luke Abbott

Larry Cohea

Rob Horgan

Snap Jackson

Sonia Shell

7. Fiddle

Tom Bekeny

Pete Hicks

Alex Sharps

Jack Tuttle

Mark Wardenburg

8. Dobro

Leslie Abbott

Kathy Barwick

Helen Foley

Avram Frankel

Jim Mintun

9. Bass

Lisa Burns

Sarah Eblen

Dave Gooding

Louise Mintun

Max Schwartz

There are 6 finalists in one category due to a tie.

The FREE Awards Show And Concert will be held on Saturday, January 24 as part of the 8th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City.

Principal financial support for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, John Dabney, and other Redwood City-area businesses and organizations.

Selections Announced For 2015 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival In Redwood City On January 25

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the selections for the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival, set for January 25, 2015 in Redwood City. The film festival is part of the FREE weekend-long Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

This year’s films:

G2 — Mind Over Matter (David Elfgrin, Sweden)

A second generation Stockholm bluegrass band comes to the US.

At The Feed & Seed (April Janow & Dax Cuesta, (sic) Films, NC)

A small Southern town welcomes bluegrass music.

Mipso In Japan (Jon Kasbe, NC)

A young American bluegrass band visits Japan in this short film.

Do What You Love (Katarzyna Kochany, Ontario, Canada)

A musical video with an Arizona bluegrass band.

Banjo Romantika (Lee Bidgood & Shara Lange, East Tennessee State University, TN)

The story of bluegrass music in The Czech Republic.

The Cricket (Andrew Cartoun, Stoney Lonesome Productions, CT)

A short about recording acoustic music in the days of the wax cylinder.

Broadcast: A Man And His Dream (Jordan Nance, NC)

The story of WPAQ Radio in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

The film festival will be held at the Redwood City Main Library, Noon-5:00pm. Principal financial support for Bluegrass On Broadway and the film festival comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, John Dabney, and other Redwood City-area businesses and organizations.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due Friday December 5

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards will be held on January 24, 2015 in Redwood City.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards second round ballots are due from NCBS Members this Friday, December 5.

One Week Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Ballots Due December 5

ncbs-plain-logoOne Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots from Northern California Bluegrass Society Members are due on Friday, December 5, 2014.

The 2015 NCBS Northern California Bluegrass Awards ceremony and concert will be held Saturday, January 24 in Redwood City. The event is part of the FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, set for January 23-25, 2015.

Two Week Reminder: Second Round Ballots Due From NCBS Members On December 5

redwood-city-sign-ped-broadwyTwo Week Reminder: Friday, December 5 is the due date for second round ballots from NCBS Members for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

The awards will be presented at the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in a January 24, 2015 ceremony in Redwood City.