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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At Brookdale & Good Old Fashioned Festivals, Historical Fun Comes Along With The Bluegrass Music

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza, San Benito County Historical Park.

At the March 9-11, 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival and at the August 9-12, 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the bluegrass music will come with some historical fun.

Both gatherings will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Our hosts are the members of the San Benito County Historical Society. Over a half-century, these folks have collected and rebuilt original buildings from around the county to create a circa-1880s village — the perfect complement to our handmade music.

The village will be open for fans to enjoy throughout both festivals. Enjoy!

The Cottage Saloon at the San Benito County Historical Park.

Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Set For March 9-11 At New Venue In Tres Pinos

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will be held at a new venue — the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. The festival will be held March 9-11, 2018.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Moved To New, But Familiar, Tres Pinos Venue For Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held at a new, but familiar, location — the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

The historic park venue will once again host the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (August 9-12), so bluegrass fans will enjoy a visit to lovely Tres Pinos twice in 2018.

Tres Pinos, CA, the new location of the Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival.

The long-running Brookdale event, presented by Brookdale Bluegrass, was previously set for the Mount Cross Camp in Ben Lomond.

The March 9-11, 2018 dates are unchanged.  The festival will be held indoors and camping will be available.

The Brookdale Bluegrass Festivals have been held at various San Lorenzo Valley venues several times each year since 1998.

All Brookdale festivals have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Brookdale Bluegrass Announces That Spring Festival Will Be Held In Tres Pinos

Brookdale Bluegrass has announced that the Spring 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, previously set for the Mount Cross Camp in Ben Lomond, will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. The March 9-11 dates and line-up are unchanged. More details will be available soon.

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

NCBS To Welcome Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival To Mount Cross Camp March 9-11

Update: The festival has been moved to the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. More details soon.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the 2018 Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival. The March 9-11 event will be presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and set for the Mount Cross Camp in Felton.

The venue offers a variety of housing options, ranging from rooms to campsites. There is limited RV parking. The location is on Highway 9 at the Felton/Ben Lomond border.

Performers will include AJ Lee & Blue Summit, The Honeysuckle Possums, The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Toby Gray & His Harlan County Covey, Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood, Laura Lind, Ben Lomond & The Highway Niners, BanjerDan, plus host band The Brookdale Bluegrass Band.