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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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The 2017 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is FREE, Set For Sunday May 7 At The Duck Pond Stage

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair of 2017 will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park on Sunday, May 7 (note new date). The beloved event, held each May since 1986, is FREE.

The bands of 2017 are AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, The Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, The Harmony Grits, & The Henry & Ella Warde Band.

Bring a picnic! Bring a blanket (or chair)! Bring your friends! Enjoy a great spring day in the park with your picnic, your blanket and your friends! This is the best day for bluegrass of 2017.

The fair is the longest-running presentation of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.  Don’t miss it in 2017!

27strings & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers To Entertain At Redwood City Anniversary Celebration May 20

27strings

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Redwood City will celebrate its 150th Anniversary as a city with a big FREE celebration.

Bluegrass bands 27strings and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers will open the day’s entertainment at noon on the Main Street Stage (at Broadway) in downtown Redwood City.

Other music will follow on the Main Street and Courthouse Square stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society helped bring bluegrass music to the party and will have an infomation booth to welcome everyone during the bluegrass show.

Redwood City 150th Anniversary Information

Coming This Saturday Night: The Last Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert

This Saturday evening, April 22, 2017 is the final (for now) Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert,

It will be held  at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street, Mountain View.

All RBA programs since 1995 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The “Grand Finale” will present The Faultliners and 27strings.

An open jam will begin at 5:00pm, followed by the 7:30pm concert. Concert doors will open at 7:00pm.

Hidden Still To Perform On Thursday April 20 At The Summit House On Highway 17

Highway 17 leads to the Summit House and bluegrass music.

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present Hidden Still from 6:00-8:30pm this Thursday, April 20.

This is a FREE show. Good food and drink will be served during the show.

The series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Robert Cornelius books the bands.

The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos) on Highway 17. There is free bluegrass every Thursday night.

The Key Official NCBS Events For April-June 2017

Here are the key official Northern California Bluegrass Society events for April-June 2017.

APRIL

20 — Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

22 — Final Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert With The Faultliners & 27strings, Masonic Hall, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)

27 — Blue Summit, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

MAY

4 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

5 — Molly Tuttle, Kathy Kallick & Suzy Thompson Benefit Concert for the CBA Pride Parade Float, Ashkenaz, Berkeley. (NCBS-welcomed)

7 — NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair With AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, Harmony Grits, and Henry & Ella Warde, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE. (Note new date)

11 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

18 — Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

20 — Bluegrass at the Redwood City 150th Anniversary Celebration With 27strings & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Main Street Stage at Broadway, Redwood City. FREE. (NCBS-welcomed)

25 — Sagebrush, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

27-29 — Pick & Gather Festival With The Brookdale Bluegrass Band & more, Riverdance Farms, Livingston. (NCBS-welcomed) (Note new dates)

JUNE

1 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

8 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

25 — California Bluegrass Association LGBTQ Pride Parade Float, Market Street, San Francisco. (NCBS-welcomed)