Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festivals

Put on by Eric & Barbra Burman and sponsored by the NCBS, the Brookdale Bluegrass Festivals were wintertime indoor festivals held between 1999 and 2009 at the now-closed Brookdale Lodge . The Winter 2009 Festival was held in Bonny Doon. The festivals are now held in Boulder Creek with the main stage at Scopazzi’s Restaurant.  The events are now known as the Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival and is held three times each year, in March, July, and December. For details see the festival website at http://www.brookdalebluegrass.com.

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All You Need To Know To Go To The Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 At The Great Room

The Festival: The Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 continues the Brookdale festival tradition that dates back to 1998 at the old Brookdale Lodge. The 2015 event will be held for the first time at The Great Room high in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Soquel. The festival will be held on Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, and like all past Brookdale events, is welcomed by the NCBS.

Tickets: Advance Tickets are available online. Advance Ticket Prices: 3-Day — $45, 2-Day – $35, Friday — $15, Saturday — $30, Sunday — $10. Tickets will be available at the door beginning Friday afternoon. Ticket prices will be higher at the door.

Performances: All music performances will be indoors. Jamming will be both indoors and outdoors

The Great Room

The Great Room

Performance Schedule:

FRIDAY, March 6

6:00pm — Rick Ednie & Bluegrass Roundup

7:00 — Sugar By The Pound

8:00 — The Lampel Brothers

9:00 — Houston Jones

SATURDAY, March 7

9:00am — Banjo Workshop with BanjerDan Mazer

10:00 — Songwriting Workshop with Jean Butterfield

brookdale-bluegrass-poster-adding-eddie-ducommun-1511:00 — Lunch Break

1:00pm — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

2:00 — Skyline Special

3:00 — Bad Neighbor

4:00 — Dinner Break

6:00 — Sidetrack

7:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band

8:00 — Sourdough Slim

9:00 — The Naked Bootleggers

SUNDAY, March 8

11:00am — BanjerDan Kids Show

Noon — Jean Butterfield

1:00 — Eddie DuCommun

2:00 —  Toby Gray & Patty Maxine with Bob Carter

3:00 — Festival Ends

The Great Room Entrance on Miller Hill Road.

The Great Room Entrance on Miller Hill Road.

Directions:

The festival will be held at a NEW LOCATION, The Great Room, between Summit Road and the town of Soquel, on Miller Hill Road, off of San Jose Soquel Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Address: 24500 Miller Hill Road. Phone: (408) 655-3333.

From Los Gatos: Take Highway 17 South to the summit. Then take Summit Road south to San Jose-Soquel Road. Go downhill towards Soquel, then left on Miller Hill Road (do NOT take “Miller Cutoff”), The Great Room is on the right at 24500 Miller Hill Road.

From Santa Cruz: Take Highway 1 south to Soquel. Exit at Bay/Porter. Go east on San Jose-Soquel Road, then right on Miller Hill Road. The Great Room is on the right at 24500 Miller Hill Road.

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Brookdale Bluegrass At The Great Room, Santa Cruz Mountains

Brookdale Bluegrass At The Great Room, Santa Cruz Mountains

Camping: Camping is available for $10 per unit per night (RVs or tents), payable at the gate. An outdoor shower will be available. An evening bonfire will be provided. No hookups.

Food: Food will be available onsite at The Great Room Cafe. No alcohol will be sold onsite, but attendees may bring their own drinks. No drugs allowed. Supplies can be purchased at The Summit Store near the corner of Summit Road and San Jose-Soquel Road or at various stores in the town of Soquel.

Weather: Nice! Sunny. Friday: High 74 Low 41, Saturday: High 75 Low 46, Sunday: High 73 Low 46.

Dogs: No dogs are allowed in the house. If you will pick up after your dog, then your dog is allowed ON LEASH on the upper part of the property (above the lower driveway), off leash on the lower part of the property.

Smoking: No smoking is allowed except next to the bonfire.

And remember…all of your friends will be there!

Brookdale Bluegrass Presents Toby Gray & Patti Maxine, Bad Neighbor & Sidetrack At Springfest 2015

Sidetrack

Sidetrack

Brookdale Bluegrass will present Springfest 2015 this weekend, including Toby Gray & Patti Maxine with Bob Carter, Bad Neighbor and Sidetrack. The March 6-8 gathering will begin Friday at 6:00pm and end on Sunday at 3:00pm.

Bad Neighbor

Bad Neighbor

All Brookdale Bluegrass events since 1998 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The festival will offer camping, jamming, evening bonfires, and food.

Brookdale Bluegrass

The Great Room

Full Festival Schedule

Camping Information

Patti Maxine, Bob Carter, & Toby Gray

Patti Maxine, Bob Carter, & Toby Gray

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong, Skyline Special, Bluegrass Roundup Set For Santa Cruz Area Festival Ths Weekend

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong, Skyline Special, and Bluegrass Roundup will perform March 6-8, 2015 at this weekend’s Brookdale Bluegrass gathering at The Great Room in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Soquel.

Official Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Website

The Great Room Information

Festival Performance Schedule

Camping Information

Rick Ednie of Bluegrass Roundup

Rick Ednie of Bluegrass Roundup

Springfest 2015 is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The first Brookdale Bluegrass Festival was held at the old Brookdale Lodge in the San Lorenzo Valley near Boulder Creek in 1998 and has been held several times a year at various locations in the Santa Cruz Area. The Springfest 2015 will be the first at The Great Room.

Skyline Special

Skyline Special

Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 Adds Eddie DuCommun To March 6-8 Show

Eddie DuCommun has just been added to the Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015. The festival is set for March 6-8 at The Great Room in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Soquel.

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this event.

Eddie Ducommun

Eddie DuCommun

Festival Information:

The Courtyard Stage

The Great Room

Brookdale Bluegrass

The Great Room

Full Festival Schedule

Camping Information



Lampel Brothers & Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Set For March 6-8 At Brookdale Springfest

The Lampel Brothers

The Lampel Brothers

Springfest 2015 will present The Lampel Brothers and The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers as part of a full schedule of bands March 6-8. The long-running festival is produced by Brookdale Bluegrass.

Full Festival Schedule

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Camping Information

The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Music performances will be indoors beginning Friday evening and running through Sunday afternoon.

The new location for the spring Brookdale gathering is The Great Room, high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, off San Jose-Soquel Road between Los Gatos and Soquel.

Camping, evening bonfires and food will be available at the festival.

Welcomed by NCBS!

Welcomed by NCBS!