San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival

The NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival, held each Feburary, marked  its 14th anniversary in 2013.  The festival features many wonderful performances, workshops, and dances spread over multiple days and venues throughout San Francisco and the SF Bay Area.

For full details, please visit the SFBOT festival website at http://www.sfbluegrass.org

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NCBS Welcomes Revival Of The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival October 11-15, 2017.

Events will be held at various venues all around San Francisco.

Festival Information



San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival To Present An Open Jam On Saturday October 14

The Beauty Operators

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE outdoor Bluegrass Jam Session open to all will be held Noon-2:00pm at the corner of Market and Castro Streets, hosted by The Beauty Operators. Calling all Bay Area pickers to come and join in!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Handsome Ladies Present A Women’s Music Showcase At The SFBOT Festival On October 13

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will return on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017. The SFBOT shows will be held in various venues all around the City.

On Friday, October 13, The Handsome Ladies will present a showcase of women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women, performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks (the Handsome Ladies pick-up band).

The Handsome Ladies promote female participation in bluegrass music. This is a coed event and all genders are welcome.

The show will be held 7:00-10:00pm at the SOMA Streat Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco.

The original SFBOT festival (held 2000-2013) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

San Francisco's SOMA Streat Food Park

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival To Present The California Tallboys & Evie Ladin On October 12 At The Lost Church

Evie Ladin

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Shows will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

The SFBOT celebrates the many bluegrass  artists in San Francisco and will follow the big, but not mostly bluegrass, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that will be held in Golden Gate Park October 6-8. This is your chance to enjoy plenty of real bluegrass bluegrass!

The California Tallboys and Evie Laden will play the second night of the festival on Thursday, October 12 at The Lost Church.

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society.  The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The California Tallboys

Opening Night At The 2017 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival To Feature The Bow Ties & Good Not Great

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will return to San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017. The SFBOT shows will be held in various venues. The event celebrates the robust bluegrass community in San Francisco and will follow the big Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Weekend in the city.

The Bow Ties

The Bow Ties and Good Not Great will open the festival on Wednesday, October 11 at The Lost Church.

Good Not Great

The original SFBOT festival (held 2000-2013) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.