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


2018 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Set For Saturday, May 5 At The Duck Pond Stage

The 2018 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is set for Saturday, May 5 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. The long-running, FREE event is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Details will be announced on this website.

IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention Set For September 25-29, 2018 In Raleigh, NC

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that the 2018 World Of Bluegrass Convention will be held Tuesday-Saturday, September 25-29 in Raleigh, NC.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

Many NCBS Members and other California bluegrass fans attend this major gathering each year. More details will be announced early next year.

Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Set For March 9-11 At Mount Cross Camp In Felton

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held March 9-11, 2018 at the Mount Cross Camp in Felton.

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

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Set For Thursday October 26 At The Summit House

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers (Santa Cruz Mountains) in a FREE show on October 26.

The 6:00-8:30pm performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The place is 6 miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17 and offers a great view, good drink, and good food.

One Day Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On October 21

One Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

(E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended.

Nomination Information