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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Thursday & Friday Fun At NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

laurie-lewis-holding-fiddleThe Northern California Bluegrass Society’s San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is roaring along with packed houses and great music every night at venues all across the northern part of the Bay Area.

lucky-horseshow-signsThere are exciting Thursday and Friday shows coming up — please come on out and join us for some wintertime bluegrass fun!

The 11-day urban bluegrass festival will continue through Sunday, February 17.

Complete Festival Schedule

David Bromberg

David Bromberg

THURSDAY, February 14

David Bromberg Quartet, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Windy Hill, The Lucky Horseshoe Band, The Knuckle Knockers,  The Lucky Horseshoe, San Francisco.

Bluegrass and Old Time: Dark Hollow, Triple Chicken Foot, Nobody From Nashville, The Starry Plough Pub, Berkeley.

FRIDAY, February 15

Grandpa Banana

Grandpa Banana

David Bromberg Quartet, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman,  Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Belle Monroe and Her Brewglass Boys, Keystone Station, Sweetwater, Mill Valley.

Old-Time Without Borders: Stairwell Sisters,  Cascada de Flores, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco.

Grandpa Banana’s Band, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

Bluegrass Bonanza: The Earl Brothers, The Creak, The Juncos, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

The Stairwell Sisters

The Stairwell Sisters

Early Week Shows At The NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

bglogoThe San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival runs for 11 days this year, February 7-17, 2013.

Coming Right Up: The 14-year-old Northern California Bluegrass Society festival includes plenty of Early Week Fun for urban bluegrass fans.

Toshio Hirano

Toshio Hirano

Complete NCBS SFBOT Festival Schedule

Come on out and join us!

MONDAY, February 11

Taco Jam With Tomas Enguidanos (Dobro), Tom Lucas (banjo), Markie Sanders (bass), Brian Judd (mandolin) and Chris Smith (guitar), Baja Taqueria, Oakland, FREE.

Black Crown Stringband, Emily Bonn & The Vivants, Toshio Hirano, Amnesia, San Francisco.

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

WEDNESDAY, February 13

Lonesome Holler String Band, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Fairfax, FREE.

The Invited Jammers Of The Taco Jam.

The Invited Jammers Of The Taco Jam.

NCBS SFBOT Festival First Weekend Brings Great Bluegrass To Northern Bay Area

Don Rigsby

Don Rigsby

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is underway with great music and great crowds from Marin to Martinez.

randall-museum-logoThe 11-day festival has many more fun shows — something for everyone!

Complete SFBOT Festival Schedule

cafedunordIt’s the exciting First Weekend of the festival and here are all of the events for you to enjoy:

SATURDAY, February 9

Gayle Schmitt & The Toodala Ramblers, Randall Museum, San Francisco (Children’s Shows 1:00 & 3:00pm).

Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist

Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist

The Bee Eaters, Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Portland Invasion: Sassparilla, Hook & Anchor, Left Coast Country, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.

An Evening of Dynamic Duos: Anne and Pete Sibley, Misner & Smith, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco.

Melody Walker & Jacob Groupman

Melody Walker & Jacob Groupman

SUNDAY, February 10

Old-Time Harmony Singing Workshop With Evie Ladin, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

The Get Happy String Band, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, San Francisco.

David Thom Band With Don Rigsby, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

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Thursday & Friday Shows Open The 2013 NCBS SFBOT Festival

freight-signThe best 11 Days Of Bluegrass All Year are about to hit the northern half of the San Francisco Bay Area, starting on Thursday!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will bring bluegrass fans to venues throughout San Francisco, Marin, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties.

The Drifter Sisters

The Drifter Sisters

Thanks to NCBS’ San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Committee for all the hard work behind this great event!

Full Festival Schedule

Gary Kaye of Savannah Blu

Gary Kaye of Savannah Blu

The festival runs Thursday, February 7 through Sunday, February 17.

First up, we have the Thursday & Friday shows. Enjoy!

armandos-logo-white-backgroundTHURSDAY, February 7

Casey Dreissen,  JimBo Trout & the Fishpeople, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

FRIDAY, February 8

Whiskey Brothers, The Drifter Sisters, Armando’s, Martinez.

The Henhouse Prowlers

The Henhouse Prowlers

The Big Ass Hillbilly Show: Henhouse Prowlers, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country, Red Dog Ash, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

Barbwyre, Savannah Blu, Peri’s, Fairfax.

Barbwyre

NCBS Presents The 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival February 7-17

The Northern California Bluegrass Society presents the nation’s leading urban bluegrass festival — The 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time FestivalFebruary 7-17, 2013. For the first time, the usual 10-day-long-festival will have 11 days of great shows, beginning with a Thursday night kick-off show at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Casey Dreissen will perform at the Thursday SFBOT opening night show.

Casey Dreissen will perform at the Thursday SFBOT opening night show.

Exciting shows will take place at large and small venues in San Francisco, Alameda, Marin & Contra Costa Counties, with admission prices ranging from pricey to lower cost or even free. A wide variety of bluegrass musical styles will be performed, and there will also be special children’s programming.

This festival has something for everyone!

Festival details are on the official SFBOT Website, with updates appearing on that website and on this NCBS Website throughout the festival. Patrons can pick up a convenient printed program at all festival performances.