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


NCBS To Present The Brookdale Bluegrass Band In Tres Pinos For The 25th Annual GOF Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present longtime festival favorite The Brookdale Bluegrass Band (Bonny Doon), at the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The friendly, fun August 9-12 event is a benefit for the Society’s many projects supporting local bluegrass music.

The advance ticket deadline is July 22Discount Advance Tickets are available now.

NCBS Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a discount.


Discount Advance GOF Tickets

NCBS Membership

San Benito County Historical Park

Bluegrass Pub In The Park Comes To Redwood City With The Jones Gang This Saturday June 16

A brand new bluegrass music series comes to Redwood City this summer beginning this Saturday, June 16, 2018 with The Jones Gang. The first concert will be held at Mezes Park and will run 11:00am-4:00pm.

The Pub In The Park shows are FREE, held in various neighborhood parks, and are centered around the bluegrass band and an inflatable pub that serves good beer throughout the afternoon. This is a great event for a picnic with your family and friends. NCBS welcomes the new monthly bluegrass performances, which are presented by the Redwood City Department Of Parks Recreation & Community Services.

Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission Awards Key Grant To Support The 12th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival

The Civic Cultural Commission of the City Of Redwood City has awarded a grant that provides key funding for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

The 12th Annual event will be held at various Redwood City venues on the weekend of January 25-27, 2019.

The FREE community gathering includes the Northern California Bluegrass Awards on January 26 and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival on January 27. Other live music is presented in the restaurants, bars, and other venues around the city, creating an enjoyable bluegrass weekend for both locals and visitors.

The grant is subject to final approval by the Redwood City Council later this month.

Redwood City, located in the middle of the SF Bay Area, is the Peninsula Home Of Bluegrass Music, with frequent shows in the city’s music clubs and the inclusion of bluegrass music in civic celebrations and public concerts. New this year is the city’s Bluegrass Pub In The Park series, which will be staged monthly throughout the summer in various neighborhood parks by the Redwood City Department Of Parks Recreation & Community Services.

Volunteers Needed To Help With The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society needs a few good volunteers to help stage the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). Volunteering is fun and rewarding, plus it will get you in FREE to this fab event!

Discount Advance Tickets For The GOF Are On Sale Through July 22nd

Discount Advance Tickets are now available on this website and By Mail for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival to be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos on August 9-12, 2018. Discount Advance Tickets can be purchased through July 22nd.

NCBS Members receive a Deep Discount on advance tickets. Non-Members receive a Discount.

The festival benefits the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The GOF was started at Bolado Park back in 1994. NCBS supports bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

FREE camping for tents and RVs is included in all multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and much more! Ya’ll come!