The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the International Bluegrass Music Association.
NCBS Members should consider applying for the 2017 IBMA Leadership Bluegrass class to be held March 20-22, 2017 in Nashville. For more information, ask NCBS president (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com or another Leadership Bluegrass graduate.
Applications are due on November 15, 2016.
NCBS Officers for 2016-2017
The Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has elected officers for 2016-2017. They are:
President — Michael Hall (Redwood City)
Vice-President — Mike Russell (San Mateo)
Secretary — Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale)
Treasurer — Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale)
Redwood Bluegrass Associates has announced that the 2016-2017 concert season will be the non-profit organization’s 25th and final year. The last show will be on April 22, 2017.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society has supported the RBA series since 1995. We are sorry to see it shut down after a great run.
Come out and enjoy the final season! The first of the monthly concerts will be on October 22, 2016 at the Mountain View Masonic Hall with the Kathy Kallick Band.
The 2016 Volunteer Party!
Volunteers and bands from all Northern California Bluegrass Society events and other projects over the past year will soon receive their invitations to the 2016 Volunteer Thank You Party. The annual gathering for those who do so much all year long to support the music will be held on Saturday, October 29 at an undisclosed location.
One Week Reminder: October 22, 2016 is the due date for film submissions for the 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival. The film festival is part of the FREE Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, set for January 27-29 in Redwood City. Information: (650) 218-9845.
The Kathy Kallick Band (Oakland) will kick off the historic 25th Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Season on October 22.
All RBA programs since 1995 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
The Saturday evening concert will be presented at the Mountain View Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street. There is plenty of free parking on the street, in the Hall’s lot and in the nearby library parking lot. An open jam will begin at 5:00pm, concert doors will open at 7:00pm and the concert will begin at 7:30pm.
Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival
San Diego Central Library
Here is a look at the November 2016 bluegrass and more festivals around Northern California and beyond.
Your friends who are members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be first in line for the end-of-season fun.
Please come on out and join us at these late fall/early winter gatherings!
1-30 — Point Music Film Festival, San Diego Central Library, San Diego.
11-13 – Four Corner States Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championships, Everett Bowman Rodeo Grounds, Wickenburg, AZ.
25-27 — Sonora Christmas Festival, Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.
27 — Brookdale Bluegrass Winter Gathering, Don Quixote’s, Felton. (NCBS-welcomed)
Mountain View Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street.
The fall concerts for the historic 25th Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Season will be held in October and November in Mountain View. All RBA programs since 1995 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
The line-up will feature two nationally-touring Bay Area bands:
October 22 — Kathy Kallick Band
November 19 — Front Country
The Saturday evening concerts will be presented at the Mountain View Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street, near downtown. An open jam will begin at 5:00pm and the concert will begin at 7:30pm.
25 years of RBA concerts!