Saturday At The Brookdale Bluegrass Festival In Tres Pinos

SATURDAY, March 10

10:00am — BanjerDan Banjo Workshop
11:00 — Tina Louise Barr Autoharp Workshop

10:00am  — Open Mike
1:00pm — BanjerDan Mazer
2:00 — Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band
3:00 — Laura Lind
4:00 — Brent Pierce Family & Friends
5:00 — The Naked Bootleggers
6:00 — Dinner Break with Hog Tie Catering
7:00 — Stoney Mountain Ramblers
8:00 — Eric Burman & The Brookdale Bluegrass Band
9:00 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers
10:00 — Honeysuckle Possums

The March 9-11, 2018 Brookdale Spring Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

All You Need To Know: Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Is Set For This Weekend In Tres Pinos

The long-running Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held this weekend at a NEW, but familiar location — The San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos. Here is All You Need To Know To Go:

Dates: Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11.

Location: San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Highway 25, Tres Pinos, CA (7 miles south of Hollister and next to Bolado Park).


Tickets: There will be plenty of tickets at the gate. Purchase Tickets Online.

Camping: Free RV and tent camping. Showers and restrooms, but no hook-ups.

Lodging: Available in Hollister (7 miles).

Food & Beer: Available onsite and at nearby establishments in Tres Pinos (1 mile) and Hollister (7 miles).

Jamming: Yes.

Fun: Yes.

Weather: Indoors All Weekend — 72 degrees and sunny. FRIDAY: Partly Cloudy, High 68, Low 48. SATURDAY: Partly Cloudy, High 64, SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain, Low 51. SUNDAY: Partly Cloudy, High 70, Low 50.

Presented by Brookdale Bluegrass & Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

And Remember — All Of Your Friends Will Be There!

San Benito Live News Coverage Of The Three Tres Pinos Bluegrass Festivals

Kollin Kosmicki, San Benito Live

San Benito Live, the recently-launched news website covering San Benito County, Hollister, and the bluegrass hub Tres Pinos, offers this video coverage for this weekend’s Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, plus May’s Hickstival, and the 25th anniversary of the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in August.

The run time is 6:04. Enjoy!

Video: Brookdale Kicks Off Trio Of Bluegrass Festivals In Tres Pinos (3/8/18)

Kollin Kosmicki supported the GOF for many years as editor of the Hollister Free Lance newspaper. He is now the editor and founder of San Benito Live.

NCBS president Michael Hall, Brookdale promoter Eric Burman, San Benito County Historical Society leader Don Pidd, and Bolado Park Event Center manager Dara Tobias are interviewed (and Eric sings a tune in the historic jail!).

Here is San Benito Live’s earlier prose report:

Third Bluegrass Festival Makes Tres Pinos A Hotbed (2/27/18)

In The Jailhouse Now:

Video: Eric Burman Performs “Deeper Well” At The Historical Park (3/8/18)

The Cottage Saloon at the San Benito County Historical Park.

NCBS Now Collecting Walker Creek Music Camp Donations For Spring Scholarship Fund

A bluegrass jam session at the Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help for the Spring 2018 camp, run by Ingrid Noyes. There is still time for donations to benefit deserving spring campers at the April 12-15 camp near Petaluma.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the 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: Spring Walker Creek Music Camp.

Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Set For Indoors At The San Benito County Historical Park

Brookdale Bluegrass (Eric & Barbra Burman, Bruce Bellochio) will present the Brookdale Spring Bluegrass Festival indoors at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos this weekend, March 9-11.

The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Complete Performance Schedule

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Date Changed — Now On Sunday, May 6

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society has announced that the 2018 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held on SUNDAY, May 6. (The event was previously set for Saturday, May 5.) More details will be announced soon.

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Set To Play Thursday At The Summit House Near Los Gatos

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers will play the Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House on March 8, 2018.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at the Summit House.

The FREE bluegrass music program in the Santa Cruz Mountains is 6 miles south of Los Gatos. The music will run from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served.

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

Coming Soon: Blue Summit on March 15.

Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival To Be Held March 9-11 In Tres Pinos

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held for the first time at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos on March 9-11. This venue is already familiar to area bluegrass fans as the home of the NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 9-12, 2018.

The Brookdale festival is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Shows will be held indoors, but the Saturday afternoon performance will be outdoors if weather permits. Camping is available for both tents and RVs.

Brookdale Performance Schedule