The Rambling Minors Set For Main Stage Performance At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 11-14

The Rambling Minors from Alameda will perform on the main stage at the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival next door to Bolado Park at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The GOF is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Discount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14, 2016 event are now on sale on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discountNon-Members receive a discount.

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GOF Festival Flyer

Historical Park Location Map

The Rambling Minors

The Rambling Minors

NCBS-Welcomed Thursday Santa Cruz Mountains Bluegrass Performances Continue With Kitchen Help & Hidden Still

summit-house-logo-thinKitchen Help (April 21) and Hidden Still (April 28) will continue the FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series. It’s time to check this place out if you haven’t already!

The series is presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

ncbs-plain-logoThe bluegrass performances are each Thursday evening 6:00-8:30pm at the top of Highway 17 between Los Gatos and Scott’s Valley, where the mountain view is priceless and the food and drink are tasty.

Robert Cornelius organizes the performances. The May schedule will be announced soon.

The FREE Thursday Bluegrass Music Series.

The FREE Thursday Bluegrass Music Series.

Looking Ahead To The May 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Festivals & Beyond

may-14th-2016-sc-bluegrass-fair-flyer-5berkeley-bluegrass-festival-logoIt’s May and the Northern California outdoor bluegrass season kicks into high gear with good weather and plenty of great festivals.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and their friends always look to the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair to get things rolling, this year on the second Saturday in May. The new NCBS-welcomed Spring Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, also FREE, will bring a fun day of outdoor bluegrass to Pacifica on the third Saturday in May. And we have a big welcome for the Freight & Salvage’s Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, a strong addition to the May East Bay schedule.

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

Meanwhile, we will miss Hickstival and the Three Rivers Music Festival, both lost to landlord troubles.

Here is a look ahead to next month. Ya’ll come on out and join us now, ya hear?

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Merfefest, April 28-May 1, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC.

North County Bluegrass & Folk Club Spring Campout. April 29-May 1, KOA Campground, Chula Vista.

dio-festival-poster-16DIO Fest, April 29-May 1, Camp Krem, Boulder Creek.

stagecoach-illus-cowgirl-hat-sunset-nameStagecoach Festival, April 29-May 1, Empire Polo Club, Indio.

Northern California Steel Guitar Summit, May 1, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto.

Whole Hog Bluegrass Party, May 1, DT’s Place, Sonoma.

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 5-8, various venues, Parkfield.

Pahrump AcoustiGrass Festival,  May 6-8, Petrack Park, Pahrump, NV.

Bluegrass In The Spring – Calico Spring Festival, May 7-8, Calico Ghost Town, Yermo.

Berkeley Old Time Music Spring Situation, May 8, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

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Spring Strawberry Music Festival at Grass Valley.

Spring Strawberry Music Festival at Grass Valley.

NCBS/SCBS 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, May 14, FREE, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.

Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, May 15, Paramount Ranch, Angoura Hills.

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, May 20-22, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Spring Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, May 21, FREE, The Surf Spot, Pacifica. (NCBS-welcomed)

Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic, May 21, Dahlia Dell Picnic Area, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday Party, May 22, SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park.

Southwest Bluegrass Association Superjam, May 25-30, Hesperia Lakes, Hesperia.

del-fest-logo-2016Strawberry Spring Music Festival, May 26-30, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

Pahrump AcoustiGrass Festival

Pahrump AcoustiGrass Festival

Delfest, May 26-29, Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD.

Bottle Rock, May 27-29, Napa Valley Expo Center, Napa. (Sold out)

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Cabrillo School’s Foggy Coast Kids Return To Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival On May 21 In Pacifica

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Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

The Foggy Coast Kids (Jared Katz, director) from Cabrillo School (Pacifica) will return to the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 21. The bluegrass band grew of out the school’s ukelele band.

The NCBS-welcomed festival will be held at The Surf Spot Restaurant in Pacifica.

Other bands on the bill include The True Life Troubadours, The Dim Lights, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, The Blue J’s, Redwood Ramblers, & Sara Rodenburg.

The FREE festival is held outdoors on the beautiful Surf Spot patio & grounds near Rockaway Beach. Good food and drink will be available and jammers are welcome.

Mercury News Review: September 2015 Cabrillo School Festival Performance

RBA To Present Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Saturday, April 16 At Mountain View Masonic Hall

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project in concert at the Mountain View Masonic Hall this Saturday April 16 .

The program is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The venue is near downtown Mountain View at 890 Church Street. There is easy parking in the Masonic lot, the nearby public library lot, and on the street.

A FREE Open Jam will start onsite at 5:00pm. Doors will open at 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.

Saturday, April 16 is Record Store Day, when many music retailers will have special offerings. Enjoy!

NCBS/SCBS 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is May 14 At Duck Pond Stage

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society’s 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held on May 14, 2016 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park. FREE and fun!

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Discount Advance Tickets For The August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Are Now On Sale

bglogoDiscount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are now on sale on this website.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount.

Non-Members receive a discount.

Purchase here:

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Bent With Honey Set For 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair May 14

Bent With Honey

Bent With Honey

Bent With Honey (Sheila Golden & Will Fourt) will perform at the 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 14.

The FREE Noon-6:00pm concert in the park will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

The spring gathering is the longest-running event presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

Bluegrass Fair Line-Up