Bluegrass History Will Be Made Next Weekend In Tres Pinos At The 25th Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass History will be made next weekend!

The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister — next to Bolado Park).

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

The festival is the fun, friendly annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The San Benito County Historical Park

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players Set For 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players are set to perform at the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12.

Bandleader Jackson will be honored as the Best Male Vocalist & Best Banjo Player in Northern California at the festival.

The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The festival is a celebration of top California bluegrass bands.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets are also available on this website.

Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

Late Night Schedule

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Two New Activities Will Be Available & Others Expanded At The August 9-12 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Two new activities will be available at this year’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 9-12, 2018:

Recording Opportunity

Bruce Champion will set up a recording studio in the historic village, where everyone is welcome to stop by and record a song or two. This is a free service (tips are encouraged). Afterwards, he will join the jams on his guitar.

Earthquake Tours

Julian Lozos will lead earthquake tours in the park, with exciting information about this very active area. Dr. Lozos is a professor at California State University-Northridge. In the evenings, he will join the jams on his mandolin.

In addition, two other popular activities will be expanded at this year’s event:

Late Night Shows

The Town Howlers and Loganville will perform in the historic village dance hall following the end of the main stage performances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Historic Village Tours

Don Pidd of the San Benito Country Historical Society will lead additional tours of the historic village during the festival.

There is no additional charge for any of these activities. Enjoy!

GOF Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present The High Water Line In Tres Pinos August 9-12

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present The High Water Line (Bay Area) at the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The showcase of top California bluegrass bands will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister), August 9-12, 2018.

The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the NCBS and its year-round work supporting bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets are also available on this website.

GOF Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

The High Water Line

Great Weather Forecast For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

Great Weather is forecast for the historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

The highs for August 9-12 will be 85 and the lows will be 58. There is is no rain in the forecast and there will be a moderate steady breeze.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate.

Tickets can also be purchased on this website before the event.

The Grasskickers Set For The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

The Grasskickers

The Grasskickers (Central Valley) are set to perform at the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the lovely and talented San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12.

The fun, friendly gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The festival is a celebration of top California bluegrass bands.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets are also available on this website.

Advance Tickets

Main Stage Schedule

Former NCBS President & Mandolin Player Keith Rollag Named Dean Of The Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College

Keith Rollag

Former Northern California Bluegrass Society President Keith Rollag has been named the new Dean of the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

Rollag was a key NCBS volunteer and popular mandolin player 1995-2001 while he pursued his Ph.D from the Stanford Business School and then served as an assistant professor of management.

After joining the faculty at Babson in 2001, he continued his bluegrass involvement by creating a website for the Boston Bluegrass Union using the NCBS website as a guide.

Babson College is a private business school in Boston, specializing in entrepreneurship. Dr. Rollag also continues in his role as Professor Of Management.

The program led by Dr. Rollag is very successful. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Babson’s MBA program #1 for entrepreneurship for the past 25 years.

Historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Feature Faux Renwah

Faux Renwah

The Historic 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, Thursday-Sunday, August 9-12 and will feature the return of Faux Renwah (La Grange).

The band is a longtime favorite at the GOF but has had to miss the last few years. Now, they’re back!

The annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society is small, relaxed, fun, friendly, and small, relaxed, fun & friendly.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased on this website before the event.