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


Henry & Ella Warde Band Set For FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair On Sunday May 7

The hot new Henry & Ella Warde Band (with Bob Smith and Jerry Logan) will perform at the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society’s FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

This year’s event will be held on SUNDAY, May 7 (note new date) from Noon to 6:00pm.

The other bands include AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, & The Harmony Grits.

Ella & Henry Warde

Last RBA Concert Set For April 22 Featuring The Faultliners

The final 2017 Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert is set for April 22 at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street in Mounain View. This show is currently planned as the last in the series. All RBA programs are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Grand Finale Show:

The Faultliners


May 20 Bluegrass Concert Followed By Other Music To Celebrate Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary

A FREE bluegrass concert with Peninsula favorites 27strings and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers followed by a full afternoon and evening of other music will take place on Saturday, May 20,  2017.

The music is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The bluegrass show is part of a day-long celebration of Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary and will be held in downtown Redwood City. Redwood City is the “Peninsula Home of Bluegrass Music” and supports the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival each January.

The May 20 performance schedule:

Main Street Stage (at Broadway):

Noon — 27strings

1:00pm — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Other music on the Main Street and Courthouse Square Stages will run Noon-8:00pm. The bluegrass show will be in an area where there are many restaurants that have outdoor seating with a view of the stage, in addition to other available seating.

John Reischman & The Jaybirds Set For March 18 RBA Concert In Mountain View

The Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert for Saturday, March 18 at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street in Mountain View will feature John Reischman & The Jaybirds. All RBA programs are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Doors open at 7:00pm and concert time is 7:30pm. An open jam hosted by The Handsome Ladies will be held at 5:00pm.

The final RBA show will be held on April 22:  The Grande Finale With The Faultliners Featuring Keith Little with 27strings.

John Reischman & The Jaybirds -- Colin Goldie photo.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival 2017 Flyer

Here is the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival flyer.

The 24th annual benefit festival will be held August 10-13 at the San Benito County Historical Park in lovely Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Mail orders now accepted and online ticket sales will begin soon!