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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Saturday At The FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival In Redwood City

Friday night was a fun time at the BOB kickoff show with the Stoney Mountain Ramblers. Great crowd and great music! Looking forward to day 2!

SATURDAY, January 28

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert

10:00am-5:00pm — Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455  Madison Avenue.

10:00am — Special Film Presentation: The Waltz To Westphalia (Joe Weed, CA)

11:00 — 35 Years Of Trouble

Noon — The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

1:00pm — The Blue Js

2:00pm — Bean Creek

3:00-5:00 — Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show with additional musical performances.

6:00-8:00pm — 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway.

8:00-10:00pm — Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 10th annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival runs January 27, 28, and 30, 2017. All programs are FREE and in Redwood City.

All You Need To Know To Go To The FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival This Weekend

Festival Fun: The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival is this weekend, January 27, 28 & 30, 2017, at various venues in Redwood City. Here is All You Need To Know to enjoy the 10th Annual event:

The Festival: Bluegrass On Broadway includes both the Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert (Saturday) and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival (Monday), as well as other shows.

Tickets: NO tickets are needed. All shows are FREE and held in Redwood City.

Festival Schedule:

FRIDAY, January 27

8:00-10:00pm — Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

SATURDAY, January 28

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert

10:00am-5:00pm — Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455  Madison Avenue.

10:00am — Special Film Presentation: The Waltz To Westphalia (Joe Weed, CA)

11:00 — 35 Years Of Trouble

Noon — The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

1:00pm — The Blue Js

2:00pm — Bean Creek

3:00-5:00 — Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show with additional musical performances.

6:00-8:00pm — 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway.

8:00-10:00pm — Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

MONDAY, January 30

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

6:30-8:30pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)

How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)

The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)

Directions:

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.

FRI: Sunny, High 58 Low 37. SAT: Sunny, High 59 Low 38. MON: Partly Sunny, High 65 Low 42.

Community & Fun: Remember, All Of Your Friends Will Be There!

Great Musical Line-Up For FREE Saturday Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert In Redwood City

The FREE Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert, set for this Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, will have a great line-up of bluegrass talent.

The program will begin at 10:00am with a screening of The Waltz To Westphalia, a film by Joe Weed, who will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award later in the day.

Live music will begin at 11:00am with a performance by the San Francisco-based band 35 Years Of Trouble, followed by The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers from Los Gatos, The Blue Js from Vacaville, and Bean Creek from Santa Cruz.

The awards show will take place from 3:00-5:00pm with additional short performances by Bill Hunter (Aromas), Jack Tuttle (Palo Alto), and by the four bands that played earlier in the day.

The Lifetime Achievement Honorees are: Paul Knight, David Nielsen, Mike Russell, & Joe Weed, all outstanding sound technicians who have made numerous other contributions to the Northern California bluegrass community.

There will be two shows on Saturday evening. From 6:00-8:00pm, 27strings will entertain at the Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway, and The Edgewood Mountain Boys will hold forth at the Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence Street, from 8:00-10:00pm.

The will make a great Saturday of FREE bluegrass music in Redwood City.

The Saturday program is part of the FREE weekend-long 10th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City, which is supported in part by a grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Full January 27, 28 & 30 BOB Festival Schedule

Complete List Of Awards Finalists

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

BOB Festival Evening Entertainment

Strong Community Support For 10th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

This weekend’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, receives strong community support.

Civic Cultural Commission

The FREE festival receives a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, which has supported the event from the start 10 years ago. The Commission helps make Redwood City a cultural mecca on the San Francisco Peninsula. Additional help is provided by the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services and by the Redwood City Public Library, both of which provide important venue support for the festival. John Dabney and Debbie Weiner are strong individual supporters for the BOB Festival.

Bluegrass On Broadway

Redwood City’s Freewheel Brewing Company and Gourmet Haus Staudt are local businesses that provide additional support.

Looking back at our first decade, NCBS remains grateful for critical early assistance from the Tapestry Church, the Redwood City Friends of the Library, Woodside Road United Methodist Church, Murphy & Weiner, Little India Restaurant, the International Bluegrass Music Museum, Provident Credit Union, One World Montessori School, and the Fair Oaks Community Center, among many other area businesses, organizations and individuals. The fledgling event would not have survived without their assistance.

Thanks also to Patrick Weldon, co-founder emeritus of Bluegrass On Broadway. Michael Hall has served as the festival director.

The 2017 festival will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, and on Monday, January 30 at various Redwood City venues.

NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Brings A FREE Weekend Of Bluegrass Fun To Redwood City Beginning This Friday

Big Saturday Concert

This weekend will be full of FREE bluegrass fun in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, and on Monday, January 30 at various venues all around town.

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

The 10th Annual event will include the Northern California Bluegrass Awards on Saturday and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival on Monday. There will be a big all-day Saturday concert and evening entertainment on Friday & Saturday. All events are free and open to the public.

Complete Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Schedule

The festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and by support from the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services and the Redwood City Public Library. Additional support comes from Redwood City area businesses and individuals.