Five Week Reminder: July 22 Is The Last Day To Purchase GOF Festival Discount Advance Tickets

Five Week Reminder: The last day to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Saturday, July 22nd.

The fun, relaxed weekend of music and friends will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister, next to Bolado Park).

Mark O’Connor Band To Perform At July 9 Sonoma State University Bluegrass Festival

The Mark O’Connor Family Band is set to perform at the 3rd Annual Sonoma State University Bluegrass Festival on the SSU campus in Rohnert Park on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

The afternoon line-up also includes the Del & Dawg Bluegrass Band and Sierra Hull.

The festival, which is headlined and booked each year by Petaluma resident David Grisman, will take place at The Weill Hall & Lawn, Green Music Center and is a great place for a picnic.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this fun North Bay event each July. Stop by and say hello at the NCBS Information Booth.

The Mark O'Connor Band

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

The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park (next to Bolado Park) in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) will be held August 10-13, 2017.

Discount Advance Online & Mail-In Tickets are now available.

Be a Volunteer and make even more new friends!

The festival is a friendly, fun gathering of friends and family making music for friends and family and is the place to meet everyone in the area bluegrass community. Please join us!

Summit House Brings Thursday Bluegrass To The Santa Cruz Mountains

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill happens from 6:00-8:30pm every Thursday. This is a FREE show.

Good food and drink will be served during the show. Check out the beautiful view of the Santa Cruz Mountains if you haven’t done so yet!

The series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass SocietyRobert Cornelius books the bands.

The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, six miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17.

GOF Favorites The Courthouse Ramblers To Play At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 10-13

The Courthouse Ramblers

GOF favorites The Courthouse Ramblers will again perform at the August 10-13, 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The benefit festival for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in the lovely hamlet of Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Tickets are available until July 22. Gate tickets will also be available at a higher price.

NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases. Non-Members receive a discount.

Online Tickets

Mail Order Tickets

NCBS Membership


NCBS Welcomes The CBA Entry In The SF Pride Parade On Sunday June 25

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the historic California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Pride Float in the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in San Francisco.

The CBA parade entry will feature live bluegrass bands playing on the float itself and a Marching Unit Open To Bluegrass Fans of any sexual orientation.

If you are not able to walk in the parade, you can ride on a FREE bluegrass scooter arranged by  (Deirdre Donovan) deirdre.cassandra.music (at) gmail (dot) com.

The parade unit will encourage everyone to enjoy bluegrass music in Northern California and everyone is also invited to the open bluegrass jam that will follow the parade. Bring your instrument and join in!

The Circle R Boys Return To The Main Stage At The August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Circle R Boys will return to the main stage at the August 10-13, 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The 24th annual benefit festival for Northern California Bluegrass Society projects all year long will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister, next to the festival’s first home at Bolado Park).

Advance Ticket Details:

NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance ticket purchases.

Non-Members receive a discount.

Online Tickets

Mail Order Tickets

NCBS Membership

The last day to purchase discount advance tickets is Saturday, July 22. Gate tickets will also be available.

Del & Dawg To Perform At Sonoma State University Bluegrass Festival On July 9th

SSU Bluegrass Festival

The Del & Dawg Bluegrass Band — Del McCoury & David Grisman — will perform at the 3rd Annual Sonoma State University Bluegrass Festival on the SSU campus in Rohnert Park on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

The line-up also includes Mark O’Connor & The O’Connor Family Band and Sierra Hull.

Sonoma County local Grisman books this event in addition to his performance.

The festival will take place at The Weill Hall & Lawn, Green Music Center and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

David Grisman & Del McCoury