Time For Some Bluegrass Fun At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival This Weekend!

It is time for some bluegrass fun at the 24th annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival this weekend in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister! Ya’ll come!

Festival Flyer

Festival Information & Schedule

AJ Lee of Blue Summit

Kids On Stage

Historical Park

Location Map

NCBS Membership

Gates will open at NOON on Thursday, August 10.

Jamming at the GOF!

Cryin’ Shame & Pathetic Honey String Band Set To Perform At The 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017, will present the the alt-bluegrass bands Cryin’ Shame and Pathetic Honey String Band.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will stage its signature festival for the second time at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). This will be number 24 — the first 22 events were held next door at Bolado Park.

Gates open at Noon on Thursday (no early admissions). That day will be exclusively devoted to jamming and socializing, while top California bands will perform Friday-Sunday on 4 stages.

Pathetic Honey String Band

Camping is free with all multi-day tickets and pleasant evenings will feature plenty of informal camp jams.

Festival Flyer

Festival Information & Schedule

Kids On Stage

Historical Park

Location Map

Rogue River Set For August 10-13 GOF Festival, Penny Godlis To Be Honored

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017, will present Rogue River (Santa Cruz). The band has performed many times over the event’s 24-year run.

The band’s Penny Godlis will be honored by the dedication of the festival backstage. She has been the key organizer for the gathering for the past two decades and is retiring after this festival.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will stage the benefit festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (next to the event’s original home at Bolado Park). Pleasant camp jamming evenings will follow performances on 4 stages Friday-Sunday, while Thursday will be exclusively devoted to jamming and socializing.

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate. Camping is free with all multi-day tickets.

Note that Gates Open at Noon on Thursday (no early admissions except for staff).  Thanks for your support!

Penny Godlis of Rogue River

Plan Your Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Next Weekend In Tres Pinos

San Benito County Historical Park

Here is the information you need to plan your trip to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, next weekend in Tres Pinos. Ya’ll come!

Festival Flyer

Festival Details

Historical Park

Location Map

First Stage Bands To Begin Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Performances At Noon On Friday

Dusty Moon

The First Stage Bands will begin the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival performances on Friday at Noon.  The Main Stage will follow at 3:00pm.

FIRST STAGE

FRIDAY, August 11

Noon — Short Cross Ties

Short Cross Ties

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — Dusty Moon

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the August 10-13 festival at the San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos (next to Bolado Park and 7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25). The event is a benefit for the NCBS.

Festival gates will open at Noon on Thursday. Early arrivals will be turned away. There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

NCBS Favorite Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players To Return To The August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Snap Jackson

Northern California Bluegrass Society favorite Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players will return to the line-up for 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival to be held at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

Eric Antrim

Top Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians will play on 4 stages to benefit NCBS’ work to promote bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area.

Shane Kalbach

In addition to the stage performances, there will be plenty of jamming all around the campground in the evenings. Thanks for your support!

Camping is FREE with all multi-day tickets. There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Brian Clark

More hot showers have been added since the 2016 festival.

Campers should bring water for drnking and cooking.

Festival Flyer

Festival Details

Historical Park

Location Map

Volunteer Form


The Jones Gang Makes Its Return To The 2017 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 10-13

The Jones Gang

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017, will present the return of festival favorite The Jones Gang (formerly, Houston Jones). The iconic band has performed many times at the 24-year-old event.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will stage the annual benefit festival at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (next to Bolado Park, 7 miles south of Hollister).

Gates open at Noon on Thursday (no early admissions). That day will be exclusively devoted to jamming and socializing, while top California bands will perform Friday-Sunday on 4 stages.

Camping is free with all multi-day tickets.

Pleasant evenings will feature plenty of informal camp jams.

Festival Flyer

Festival Information & Schedule

NCBS Adds Sidetrack To August 10-13 GOF Festival At The San Benito County Historical Park

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has added Santa Cruz-favorite Sidetrack to the line-up for 24th annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos on Highway 25 , 7 miles south of Hollister.

The relaxed, friendly gathering of top Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians benefits NCBS work to promote bluegrass in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay Area. Thanks for your support!

Festival Flyer

Sidetrack

Volunteer Form

Festival Details

Historical Park

Location Map

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate. Camping is free with all multi-day tickets.

There will be plenty of evening jamming all around the campground in the evenings.

Faux Renwah will not be able to make this year’s festival, but will return next year.