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!


Call For Films For 9th Annual January 2016 NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has issued it’s annual Call For Films for the Ninth Annual NCBS Bluegrass  Film Festival to be held on January 31, 2016 in Redwood City. The film festival is part of the weekend’s NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

The deadline for film submissions for consideration by the festival is October 20, 2015.

Submissions may be sent to:

Michael Hall, Film Festival Director
610 Island Place
Redwood City, CA 94065

Principal financial support for the January 29-31 Bluegrass On Broadway comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and other Redwood City organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals. Admission is FREE.

Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission Awards Grant For NCBS 2016 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, Supports June 24 KOWP & August 12 Houston Jones Park Concerts

Civic Cultural Commission

Civic Cultural Commission

The City Of Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission has awarded a grant that provides base funding for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 2016 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival. The 9th annual event will be held at various Redwood City venues January 29-31.

bglogoThe grant is subject to final approval by the Redwood City Council at a later date. Redwood City is a strong supporter of the arts, including bluegrass music.

The Northern California Bluegrass Awards and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival are included in this free community event. Other live music is presented in the restaurants, bars, churches and other venues around the city, creating a fun, affordable bluegrass weekend for residents and visitors alike.

The Civic Cultural Commission is also supporting the June 24, 2015 appearance by Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players in a FREE Wednesday Evening Concert in Redwood City’s Stafford Park. Houston Jones will follow on August 12.

Ninth Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Will Be Held January 29-31, 2016 In Redwood City

The Ninth Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held January 29-31, 2016 at various venues in Redwood City. The FREE festival is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Snap Jackson To Receive Male Vocalist Northern California Bluegrass Award At Parkfield

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present Snap Jackson with his Northern California Bluegrass Award for Best Male Vocalist at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival this weekend. He was unable to attend the formal ceremony during the January Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City due to a death in the family. Jackson tied with Billy Pitrone in the male vocalist category.

The NCBS Information Booth will be at the festival with the details of upcoming bluegrass events around the area. Stop  by and say hello to our friendly booth staff.

NCBS Information Booth

NCBS Information Booth

Sunday At The Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

SUNDAY, January 25

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

Noon-5:00pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

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.

6:30-8:00pm – Dark HollowWRUMC Youth Choir, Gospel Bluegrass Concert, Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road.

The 8th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival runs January 23-25 in Redwood City.