Time For Bluegrass Music In Redwood City!
Festival Fun: The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival is this weekend, January 29-31, 2016, at various venues in Redwood City. Here is All You Need To Know to enjoy the 9th Annual event:
The Festival: Bluegrass On Broadway includes both the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert (Saturday) and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival (Sunday), as well as other shows.
Tickets: NO tickets are needed. All shows are FREE.
Bluegrass On Broadway
FRIDAY, January 29
7:00-11:00pm – The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence Street.
SATURDAY, January 30
Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert
9:55am-5:00pm — Veterans Memorial Senior Citizens Center Theatre, 1455 Madison Avenue
9:55am — Special Film Presentation: Banjo Romantika — American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination (Lee Bidgood & Shara Lange, East Tennessee State University, TN)
11:00am — Moonglow (Jerry Ashford & Beth McNamara)
Noon — Bean Creek
1:00pm — High Country
Civic Cultural Commission
2:00 — A. J. Lee & Blue Summit
3:00-5:00 — 9th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards
With additional guest musical performances by The Rambling Minors, The Central Valley Boys, Jack Tuttle & Michael Tuttle, Moonglow, Eric Burman, & Bean Creek.
Lifetime Achievement Honorees: Jerry Ashford, Larry Cohea, Elmo Schropshire & Butch Waller.
6:00-8:30pm – 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway.
SUNDAY, January 31
9th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival
Noon-5:00pm – Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road
Broadcast: A Man & His Dream (Jordan Nance & Beth Crookham, NC)
The Waltz To Westphalia (Joe Weed, CA)
The Mountain Music Project (Tara Linhardt & Jacob Penchansky, VA)
(Plus additional historical California film fragment)
Bluegrass On Broadway is held at various venues in Redwood City (mid-Peninsula in the middle of the Bay Area), easily accessible from Freeways 101 and 280, via the Woodside Road exit.
Downtown Redwood City is about a half-mile north of Woodside Road via Middlefield Road. Little India, Gourmet Haus Staudt, and the Redwood City Main Library are located downtown.
The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is about 2 miles west of downtown off of Jefferson Avenue. Turn left on St. Francis, which leads directly into the VMSC parking lot.
To reach the VMSC from I-280, exit at Farm Hill Blvd. and go east, Farm Hill becomes Jefferson Avenue. Go past the Alameda de Las Plugas, then right on St. Francis, which leads directly into the VMSC parking lot.
To reach the VMSC from Woodside Road, go north on Alameda de Las Plugas then right (east) on Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on St. Francis, which leads directly into the VMSC parking lot.
The Freewheel Brewing Company is located in the Marsh Manor Shopping Center, not far from the Marsh Road exit off Highway 101 at the southern edge of Redwood City. From 101 go west a short distance, then right on Florence Street. The shopping center is on the left.
Redwood City Weather:
All festival events are INDOORS with close-in parking. High 72, Low 72.
Rain Friday. Mostly cloudy Saturday & Sunday. FRI: High 59, Low 48, SAT: High 54, Low 41, SUN: High 50, Low 41.
1. Bluegrass Band
Central Valley Boys
Sidesaddle & Co
Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players
2. Male Vocalist
3. Female Vocalist
A. J. Lee
A. J. Lee
Lee Anne Welch
There are 6 finalists in some categories due to ties.
Support From The Redwood City Community:
The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, John Dabney, Debbie Weiner, and other Redwood City area businesses, organizations and individuals.
And remember…all of your friends will be there!