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


The Goat Hills Girls Return To The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series On March 1

The Goat Hill Girls at The Summit House.

The Goat Hill Girls will return to the Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House on March 1, 2018, bringing FREE bluegrass music to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Highway 17 roadside venue at the top of the world is only 6 miles south of Los Gatos.

The music will run from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served.

The performance is presented by The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Coming Soon: The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers will appear on March 8 and Blue Summit on March 15.

History This Summer: The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 9-12

The historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, is set for Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12, 2018, at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

NCBS To Welcome Spring 2018 Brookdale Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos March 9-11

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival presented by Brookdale Bluegrass will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

The festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and will be held March 9-11, 2018.

Time For Contributions To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For The April Camp

At the Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help for the Spring 2018 camp, run by Ingrid Noyes and set for April 12-15 near Petaluma.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. (Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.)

Information: Spring Walker Creek Music Camp.

NCBS Members To Enjoy Two Official May Events In Santa Cruz & Livingston

The Pick And Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will enjoy two official Society events in May 2018.

May 5 – NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Noon-6:00pmDuck Pond StageSan Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE.

May  25-27 — Pick & Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms, Livingston. (NCBS welcomed).