Events

The NCBS sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events, ranging from our three day long Good Old Fashioned festival to local jams.

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NCBS Volunteer Party Set For This Saturday October 14

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Thank You Party is set for this Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have already been sent to all volunteers. If your’s hasn’t arrived, contact NCBS Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

Ten Day Reminder: October 21 Is Deadline For Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations

Ten Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Is Wednesday-Sunday This Week

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event) will run Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town. Complete information is available on the Official Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

WEDNESDAY, October 11

8:00pm — The Bow Ties, Good Not Great, The Lost Church.

THURSDAY, October 12

8:00pm — Evie Ladin, The California Tallboys, The Lost Church.

FRIDAY, October 13

7:00pm — The Handsome Ladies Variety Show, SOMA StreatFood Park. FREE.

SATURDAY, October 14

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators Open Jam, Jane Warner Plaza (Castro and Market Streets). FREE.

7:00pm — SFBOT Square Dance With KC & The Moonshine Band, St. Mary’s Park.

SUNDAY, October 15

Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE.

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis To Headline FREE Sunday Closing Concert For 2017 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE Sunday Closing Concert is set for October 15 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park. Here is the line-up:

SUNDAY, October 15

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

(Concert ends at 5:15pm)

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day of music in the park!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Volunteer Party Is This Saturday October 14 — You Should Have Received Your Invitation

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will honor all the volunteers and bands from Society events and projects held over the past year at the annual NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have been sent to all volunteers. If you have not received yours, contact  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com, the NCBS Volunteer Party Chair.