The Key Northern California Bluegrass Society Official Spring Events

Here are the key Northern California Bluegrass Society 2017 Official Springtime Events:


18 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)


10 — Brookdale Spring Bluegrass Festival, Felton. (NCBS-welcomed)

18 — The Stanley Sing, San Francisco. (NCBS-welcomed) FREE.

18 — John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)


22 — Final Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert With Performers To Be Announced, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)


6 — NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Santa Cruz. FREE.

20 — Redwood City 150th Anniversary Celebration Bluegrass Stage, Redwood City. (Hosted by NCBS) FREE.

20-21 — Pick & Gather Festival, Livingston. (NCBS-welcomed)

Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival Set For Beautiful New Home In Felton March 10-12

The Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival will be held in a beautiful new home in Felton on March 10-12, 2017. The Mt. Cross Camp offers great accommodations, ranging from camping to cabins.

The festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and presented by Brookdale Bluegrass.

Walker Creek Music Camp Donations Now Being Accepted For Spring 2017

A music camp teaching assistant concert.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for the 2017 Spring Camp which will be held April 7-10 at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Camp Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

Scholarship Information: 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. 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.

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley To Play RBA Concert This Saturday February 18 In Mountain View

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley this Saturday, February 18 as part of the organization’s last concert season.

The show will be held at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street, Mountain View.

A free 5:00pm jam hosted by The Handsome Ladies and open to all players will begin the evening of bluegrass. Concert doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.

The third-to-last concert of the 25th RBA season is welcomed  by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Blue Summit To Play This Thursday In Summit House Bluegrass Series

Blue Summit

The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series will present a performance by Blue Summit on February 16.

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

The FREE show runs from 6:00-8:30pm at the Summit House, located six miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17.

KKUP Bluegrass Marathon Puts Great Music On The Air Through Monday Evening, February 13

The annual KKUP Bluegrass, Folk & Country Marathon, which began on Thursday evening, will run through Monday night, February 13.

Complete Marathon Schedule

The station can be heard in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas at 91.5FM and Online.

The station programs more bluegrass music each week than any other Northern California radio broadcaster.

NCBS volunteers will be among he program hosts and live musical performers.

Mike Russell and Michael Hall will host a 9:00am-Noon Sunday, February 12 program with live music performances by The Stragglyrs, Blue Summit, and Tina Louise Barr, Uncle John Gwinner & Friends.

The duo will also close out the fundraiser with a Monday Night Bluegrass show on February 13, with The Naked Bootleggers and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers.

The marathon proper ends Sunday at midnight, with the regular Monday Night Bluegrass Show running 6:00-9:00pm the following evening to conclude the long weekend of bluegrass and others roots music.

Donors to the station can request the limited edition marathon t-shirt (among other gifts) as a premium over the course of the weekend.

This is the best weekend of bluegrass radio programming all year long. Thanks for your support!

24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 10-13, 2017 In Tres Pinos

The 24th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

The festival benefits NCBS activities throughout the year.

The Cottage Saloon, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

NCBS Welcomes The 13th Annual Pick & Gather Festival At Riverdance Farms In Livingston May 20-21

Blueberries ripe for the picking, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the 13th Annual Pick & Gather Festival presented by Riverdance Farms in Livingston (near Merced) on Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2017.

The event will feature bluegrass and other live music, camping, fruit in season for picking, good food and information about organic farming, water quality information, and swimming in the pleasant Merced River.

The Merced River at Riverdance Farms.

Important: The festival’s new date is the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. Previously, the gathering had been held the weekend after the holiday weekend.

More information will be announced soon.