Invitations Are on The Way For The October 14 NCBS Volunteer Party

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will entertain the volunteers and bands at Society events and projects held over the past year at the NCBS Volunteer Thank You Party, set for Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location. Invitations are on the way.

Last Chance To Make A Donation To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the September 28-October 1 Fall Camp. Donations need to be made very soon to be used to support deserving fall campers.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Information about the Fall Music Camp, run by Ingrid Noyes and set for the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Donations can be sent to:

Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society

PO Box 390846,

Mountain View, CA 94039-0846

Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Head For The Summit House This Thursday September 14

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the top of Highway 17 between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz is held at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill every Thursday evening.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers will perform on September 14. Good drink and good food will be available during the FREE show and the view of the Santa Cruz Mountains is spectacular. The 6:00-8:30pm program is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Robert Cornelius organizes the series.

Upcoming Bands: SEPT 21 — AJ Lee & Blue Summit, SEPT 28 — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at The Summit House.

Six Week Reminder: NCBS Members Can Nominate Their Favorite Bands & Musicians

Six Week Reminder: Nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due from NCBS Members by October 21, 2017. Nominations may be  made on the paper form or by e-mail. Click here for Nomination Information.

San Jose’s Prusch Park To Present FREE Mountain Music Festival On October 1

Welcomed by The Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Mountain Music Festival, set for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Emma Prusch Farm Park.

The Bands: Bean Creek, The Goat Hills Girls, Sidesaddle & Co, Radio Rail, The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Banjo Twins, & The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association.

The FREE, family-oriented festival is presented by the Prusch Farm Park Foundation and the City Of San Jose. It will be held at the park, 647 South King Road, San Jose, near the intersection of Highways 101, 280 & 680.

Festival Performance Schedule

Deadline For Friday October 13 Women’s Songs Showcase At SFBOT Festival Is Friday September 15

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival will return to San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017. The SFBOT shows will be held in various SF venues.

On Friday, October 13, The Handsome Ladies will present a showcase of women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women, performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks (the Handsome Ladies pick-up band). This event is co-ed and all genders are welcome.

The program will run 7:00-10:00pm at the SOMA Street Food Park, 428 11th Street, San Francisco.

The Deadline for entries is Friday, September 15. Eight performers will be selected at random for the show.

Performer Application Form

The original SFBOT festival (held 2000-2013) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations, including the NCBS.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee Has Important Leadership Opportunities For Interested Volunteers

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee has opportunities for volunteers interested in important leadership positions with the 2018 event. Contact (Penny Godlis ) pennyag44 (at) gmail (dot) comfor more information.

NCBS Announces Dates For The 25th Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 9-12, 2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the dates for the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. The landmark event will be held August 9-12, 2018.