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


One Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Cheap Ticket Deadline Is July 22

One Month Reminder: The Cheap Ticket Deadline for the purchase of Discount Advance Tickets to the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is on Saturday, July 22nd.

The festival will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Hidden Still Is Thursday June 22 Band At Summit House Near Los Gatos

Hidden Still at The Summit House.

The June 22nd Thursday Bluegrass Series band at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will be Hidden Still. This is a FREE show.

Check out the beautiful view of the Santa Cruz Mountains during the 6:00-8:30pm program. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, six miles south of Los Gatos.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this presentation by the Summit House.

Laurie Lewis, Suzy Thompson, AJ Lee & Dana Frankel To Lead Bands On CBA Float During June 25 SF Pride Parade

Laurie Lewis

AJ Lee

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Pride Float in the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in San Francisco.

Dana Frankel

Three bluegrass bands led by Laurie Lewis, Suzy Thompson, and AJ Lee & Dana Frankel will perform on the CBA parade float itself and a Marching Unit Open To Bluegrass Fans of any sexual orientation will follow. If you are not able to walk in the parade, you can make a reservation to ride on a FREE bluegrass scooter (arranged by Deirdre Donovan).

Suzy Thompson

The parade entry will encourage everyone to enjoy bluegrass music in Northern California and everyone is also invited to the open bluegrass jam that will follow the parade. Bring your instrument and join in!

Join In To Volunteer At The August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Join in and volunteer to help with the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, which will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

Volunteers get in free and make new friends while making this wonderful event happen!

Volunteer Form

Festival Flyer

Crying Uncle To Play At The August 10-13 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

Crying Uncle

Crying Uncle (Alameda) will perform at the August 10-13, 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the 24th annual event at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Tickets are available until July 22. Gate tickets will also be available. NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases. Non-Members receive a discount.

Online Tickets

Teo & Miles Quale of Crying Uncle "pose" for an official photo.

Mail Order Tickets

GOF Flyer

NCBS Membership

Andrew Osborn joins Crying Uncle on the Freight's Gallery Stage.