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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SFBOT Volunteer After-Party Set For March 9 At Cafe Du Nord

earl-brothers-outlaw-hilly-posterThe annual NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Volunteer After- Party will be held on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013 at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco.

The “Hillbilly Hoedown” is open to everyone and is FREE to all 2013 SFBOT volunteers. Our host is SFBOT volunteer Shelby Ash. Start time is 8:00pm.

The Trespassers

The Trespassers

The Bands: The Earl Brothers (San Francisco), The Trespassers (Yosemite), and Emily Bonn & The Vivants (San Francisco).

The recently-concluded 14th annual festival ran February 7-17, 2013 at sold-out venues throughout San Francisco, Alameda, Marin & Contra Costa counties.

It is the nation’s leading urban bluegrass & old time music event. Thanks to all the hard-working volunteers and the SFBOT Committee!

Emily Bonn & The Vivants

Emily Bonn & The Vivants

Thanks To The 2013 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Volunteers

14th Annual SFBOT!

14th Annual SFBOT!

The 11-day 2013 NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival was a huge success, with fantastic music at sold-out shows all across the northern portion of the Bay Area.

Bluegrass music is alive and well in the San Francisco area!

Thanks to the hard working members of the SFBOT Committee and to all of the volunteers and venues that made it happen!

Details about the March 9, 2013 SFBOT Volunteer Party (FREE to volunteers, open to all bluegrass fans) at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco will be announced soon!

The NCBS SFBOT Festival Closing Weekend Shows

Evie Ladin

Evie Ladin

It’s the closing weekend of the 14th Annual NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival.

This is your last chance to come out for some urban bluegrass fun if you haven’t already!

Complete Festival Schedule

SATURDAY, February 16

(Click here for the Saturday SFBOT Workshop Schedule.)

Misisipi Mike Wolf

Misisipi Mike Wolf

Big Square Dance: Jordan Ruyle, Triple Chicken Foot, Knuckle Knockers, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco.

St. Cyprian's Church

St. Cyprian's Church

Sin & Salvation: The Mountain Men, Misisipi Mike’s Southern Comforts, Fret Not, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco.

Got Banjos? — Bill Evans, Evie Ladin Band, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin

Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin

The Alt-Bluegrass Show: The F**king Buckaroos, Big Jugs, SUPERMULE, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.

Traditional Bluegrass and Western Swing: Windy Hill, The West Coast Ramblers, The Starry Plough Pub, Berkeley.

Brothers Comatose, Arann Harris & the Farm Band, Willy Tea Taylor, The Chapel, San Francisco.

Triple Chicken Foot

Triple Chicken Foot

SUNDAY, February 17

Triple Chicken Foot, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, San Francisco.

Closing Night Concert: The Crooked Jades, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Cafe du Nord, San Francisco.

SUPERMULE

SUPERMULE

NCBS San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Workshops Saturday, February 16

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 14th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will present 3 workshops this Saturday. The 11-day  festival runs through Sunday evening.

Complete SFBOT Festival Schedule

Swedish American Hall, San Francisco

Swedish American Hall, San Francisco

SATURDAY, February 16

All workshops begin at 4:30pm at the Swedish American Hall, San Francisco:

Bluegrass Mandolin & Vocals With Brian Judd

Bluegrass Bass With Markie Sanders

Beginner Vocal Performance Techniques With Pam Brandon

Many other fun festival events are scheduled for Saturday evening.

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