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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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At Brookdale & Good Old Fashioned Festivals, Historical Fun Comes Along With The Bluegrass Music

The view of the hills from the Historical Village Plaza, San Benito County Historical Park.

At the March 9-11, 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival and at the August 9-12, 2018 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the bluegrass music will come with some historical fun.

Both gatherings will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Our hosts are the members of the San Benito County Historical Society. Over a half-century, these folks have collected and rebuilt original buildings from around the county to create a circa-1880s village — the perfect complement to our handmade music.

The village will be open for fans to enjoy throughout both festivals. Enjoy!

The Cottage Saloon at the San Benito County Historical Park.

Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Set For March 9-11 At New Venue In Tres Pinos

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will be held at a new venue — the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. The festival will be held March 9-11, 2018.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Blue Summit To Appear At The Summit House On Thursday February 15

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House brings FREE bluegrass music to the Santa Cruz Mountains every week and will present AJ Lee & Blue Summit this February 15.

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill show will run from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served at the top of Highway 17,  6 miles south of Los Gatos.

The performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Moved To New, But Familiar, Tres Pinos Venue For Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held at a new, but familiar, location — the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

The historic park venue will once again host the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (August 9-12), so bluegrass fans will enjoy a visit to lovely Tres Pinos twice in 2018.

Tres Pinos, CA, the new location of the Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival.

The long-running Brookdale event, presented by Brookdale Bluegrass, was previously set for the Mount Cross Camp in Ben Lomond.

The March 9-11, 2018 dates are unchanged.  The festival will be held indoors and camping will be available.

The Brookdale Bluegrass Festivals have been held at various San Lorenzo Valley venues several times each year since 1998.

All Brookdale festivals have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

KKUP Bluegrass Folk & Country Marathon Set For February 8-12 With Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Tickets

The 2108 Bluegrass Folk & Country Marathon to support bluegrass and related programming on community radio station KKUP – Cupertino will be held February 8-12 at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas, and online at www.kkup.org.

Among the many premiums that await your donation are tickets to the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (August 9-12, 2018).

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