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


No Winter Brookdale Bluegrass Festival This Year — Next Event Will Be At Mt. Cross Camp In The Spring

There will be no Winter Brookdale Bluegrass Festival this year.

The next Brookdale gathering will be the Spring 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival to be held March 9-11 on the Felton/Ben Lomond border at the Mt. Cross Camp.

The festival will be presented by Brookdale Bluegrass & welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Join The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee For 2018!

Join the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee! The group will be meeting soon to plan the August 9-12, 2018 festival in Tres Pinos. The committee has a few opportunities for volunteers interested in important leadership positions with the 2018 event. Contact Festival Co-Directors  (Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com (David Field) fieldmusic (at) sbcglobal (dot) net for more information.

Devil’s Canyon Brings The 13th Annual Holiday Hootenanny To San Carlos on December 15

Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

The 13th Annual Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company Holiday Hootenanny in San Carlos will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017.

The FREE event is the bluegrass music party of the season! The Friday-After-Work gathering brings 5 bands to perform, plus a jam, and offers fine craft beer and good food.

Devil’s Canyon presents the show and Scott Dailey does the organizing. The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this bluegrass event to our area!

The FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival To Return In January 2018

Redwood City

The FREE 2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held the last weekend of January in Redwood City.

The festival has been presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society each year since 2008.

Principal financial support for the festival comes from the Redwood City community, including the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

The November Bluegrass Schedule For The Summit House Thursday Series

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill on Highway 17 has FREE bluegrass every week.

The 6:00-8:30pm performances are presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The place has good food and drink and great views from the mountaintop.

Here is the November schedule:


2 — The Goat Hill Girls

9 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

16 — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

23 — Closed for Thanksgiving

30 — TBA