The Mighty Crows Set For Return To August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Stage At Bolado Park Event Center

The Mighty Crows are set for a long-awaited return to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The 22nd annual festival will be held August 6-9, 2015. The event is a benefit for NCBS projects throughout the year. The cheap ticket deadline is July 22nd.

Discount Advance Tickets

Official Volunteer Form

Official Festival Flier

The Mighty Crows

The Mighty Crows

IBMA World Of Bluegrass Musical Line-Up Announced For September 29-October 3

world-of-bluegrass-poster-2015The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the musical line-up for the September 29-October 3, 2015 World Of Bluegrass In Raleigh, NC. The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, The Sam Bush Band, Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester, The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, The O’Connor Family Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Kruger Brothers (with special guests), The Claire Lynch Band, Flatt Lonesome, Band of Ruhks, and performances from the critically acclaimed “Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited” project are included in the weekend lineup at the Red Hat Amphitheater during Wide Open Bluegrass. Additional performances will take place throughout the week of the convention.

Sidesaddle & Co To Return To Tres Pinos For 22nd Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Sidesaddle & Co

Sidesaddle & Co

Hollister’s Sidesaddle & Co will return to the main stage for the 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos August 6-9, 2015.

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

Discount Advance Tickets are available through July 22 on this website and by mail.

Online Advance Tickets

Mail-In Advance Tickets

Memory Lane: A Photo Essay Of Last Year’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Michael Hall, Bruce Bellochio, & Mike Fisher

Michael Hall, Bruce Bellochio, & Mike Fisher

Donna Pacini-Christensen &  Tim Christensen of Woodbridge with Dan Warsinger of Mariposa made a great photo essay of last year’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival — enjoy this trip down bluegrass memory lane!

The photos cover the festival from set-up all the way through the bands, jamming, friends, volunteers, and other bluegrass fun!

2014 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Photo Essay

Randy Weisendanger & Paul Hall

Randy Weisendanger & Paul Hall

Next GOF Is Coming Up:

The 2015 event is set for August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Bluegrass Round-Up

Bluegrass Round-Up

You, too, can join our crew!

2015 Volunteer Form

Festival  Flyer

Online Advance Tickets

Ron Rose

Ron Rose

NCBS Membership

GOF Main Stage Line-Up

Looking Ahead To The July 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Festivals & Beyond

yosemite-music-festival-2015-posterbeer-beans-bluegrass-illus-2015The July 2015 festival schedule brings both established favorites and first time events.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be there and you are welcome to join us! Here are the July festivals:

JULY

2-5 – High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy.

2-5 – San Francisco Folk Music Club July 4 Campout,  Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

4 – All American Music Festival, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

4 – Genoa Americana Celebration, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV.

8 — Shasta String Summit, Kenneth Ford Theatre, College of the Siskiyous, Weed.

lake-tahoe-bluegrass-festival-poster-1510-11 – Yosemite Music Festival, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

Front Country joins other California bands at Grey Fox.

Front Country joins other California bands at Grey Fox.

11 — Lake Tahoe Bluegrass Festival, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV.

11 — Beer Beans & Bluegrass Festival, St. Joseph’s Church, Nipomo.

11-12 — Mountain Sol Festival, Roaring Camp, Felton.

12 — Dawg Day Afternoon Bluegrass FestivalWeill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park.

high-sierra-logo-25th-ann16-19 – Redwood Ramble, Camp Navarro, Navarro.

16-19 – California Worldfest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

napa-city-logo16-19 — Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY.

24-26 – Rockygrass, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO.

25 — Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival, Cedar Crest Vineyards, Manton.

26 – Napa Porchfest, various front porches, Napa.

Weill Hall Lawn, Sonoma State University

Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University

Coming In Early August:

Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 6-9, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The Discount Advance Ticket Deadline is July 22.


One Month Reminder: July 22 Is Deadline For GOF Festival Advance Ticket Sales

One Month Reminder: July 22 is the deadline for Discount Advance Ticket Sales for the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The benefit festival for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival Flyer

Online Advance Tickets

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Looking For A Few Good Volunteers

Volunteering at the Good Old Fashioned is fun!

Volunteering at the Good Old Fashioned is fun!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s 22nd annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) is looking for a few good volunteers to have fun making the music happen — and get into the festival for free!

Official Volunteer Form

Official Festival Flier

For more information, contact GOF Festival Director  (Eric Burman) bluemoonranch (at) msn (dot) com (831) 588-2272.

Fall Walker Creek Music Scholarship Donations Now Being Accepted By NCBS

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now collecting funds from donors for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund for students at the upcoming Fall 2015 Walker Creek Camp set for October 8-11. The fund, which is managed by a NCBS committee, accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

Walker Creek Music Camp Faculty Recital

Walker Creek Music Camp Faculty Recital

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.  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.

Donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

Walker Creek Fall Music Camp 2015

Walker Creek Music Camp Website