Six Week Reminder: NCBS Film Festival Submissions Due October 24

Six Week Reminder: The deadline for film submissions for the 8th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival is October 24, 2014. The film event will be  be held on January 25, 2015 in Redwood City, as part of the weekend’s FREE NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival.

Film Submission Information

The BOB festival and the film festival receive principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and other Redwood City organizations, agencies, individuals, and businesses.

Redwood Bluegrass Associates Announces Fall 2014 Concerts

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin

Redwood Bluegrass Associates has announced its Fall 2014 concerts. All RBA concerts since 1995 have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The 7:30pm concerts are preceded by a 5:00pm open jam.

October 18 — Blue Diamond Strings (Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin, Suzy Thompson, Eric Thompson, Paul Shelasky, & Paul Knight), First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.

November 1 — Kathy Kallick Band, First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.

Dale Ann Bradley

Dale Ann Bradley

December 6 — Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.

Annie Staninec & Kathy Kallick

Annie Staninec & Kathy Kallick

Trampled By Turtles & Elephant Revival Set For NCBS-Welcomed Oakland Concert October 23

The Oakland Fox Theatre

The Oakland Fox Theatre

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome an Another Planet Entertainment concert to the historic Fox Theatre in uptown Oakland on October 23.

The bands:

Trampled By Turtles, Duluth, MN.

Elephant Revival, Nederland, CO.

Advance Tickets are now on sale.

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Two Big Weekends Of Mid-September Bluegrass Festivals Are On The Way

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American River Music Festival, Coloma

American River Music Festival, Coloma

On the way over the next two weeks is a wide-ranging selection of bluegrass and beyond festivals that will suit any taste and pocketbook. Many Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will be out enjoying the music on both weekends. You are welcome to throw that tent in the back of your car, come on out, and join in the fun!

Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.

Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.

The Big Book, Hoo Hoo Park, McCloud.

The Big Book, Hoo Hoo Park, McCloud.

SEPTEMBER

This Weekend:

11-14 – Strawberry Fall Music Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

12-13 – Old Time Bluegrass Jamboree, Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association, Soper Reese Community Theatre, Lakeport.

12-13 – McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Hoo Hoo Park, McCloud.

santee-town-center-sign-fountaingraeagle-town-billboard12-14 – American River Music Festival, September 12-14, various venues, Coloma.

13 – Santee Bluegrass Festival, Town Center Park, Santee.

Next Weekend:

16-21 – Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, various venues, Berkeley.

millpond-park-entrance-sign18-21 – Lost Sierra Hoedown, Plumas Eureka State Park, Graeagle.

19-21 – Millpond Music Festival, Millpond County Park, Bishop.

Fiddletown Community Center

Fiddletown Community Center

19-21 – Bluegrassin’ In The Foothills, Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth.

20 – Fiddlers’ Jam, Fiddletown Community Center, Fiddletown.

Old Time Bluegrass Jamboree

Old Time Bluegrass Jamboree

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The Northern California Bluegrass Society-Welcomed Fall 2014 Concerts

another-planet-entertainment-logobglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes these concerts for the Fall of 2014. Enjoy!

September 20 — Jay Howlett & Blah Blah Woof Woof, The Woodshed, St. James Church, San Jose.

October 18 — Blue Diamond Strings (Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin, Suzy Thompson, Eric Thompson, Paul Shelasky, & Paul Knight), Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View.

October 23 — Trampled By Turtles & Elephant Revival, Another Planet Entertainment, Fox Theatre, Oakland.

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October 24 — Druha Trava, The Woodshed, St. James Church, San Jose.

November 1 — Kathy Kallick Band, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View.

contemporary-jewish-museum-logoNovember 20 — Eric & Suzy Thompson, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

December 6 — Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View.

NCBS Volunteer Party Will Be Held On Saturday October 18

The Volunteer Party!

The Volunteer Party!

The annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Party will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at an undisclosed location. Volunteers on any Society event or project in the past year will soon receive their coveted invitations to the best bluegrass party of the year!

Winter Brookdale Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival Comes To Costanoa Lodge December 12-13

bglogoThe Winter Brookdale Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival will come to the Costanoa Lodge & Campground on December 12-13, 2014.

The festivals have been presented by Brookdale Bluegrass several times a year since 1998. All have been welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Costanoa is located just off of Highway One near the town of Pescadero on the coast halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. The resort offers a variety of lodging and camping options.

Costanoa Lodge & Campground

Costanoa Lodge & Campground

The Woodshed To Present Jay Howlett & Blah Blah Woof Woof In NCBS-Welcomed September 20 Concert

New Woodshed venue in San Jose.

New Woodshed venue in San Jose.

Blah Blah Woof Woof

Blah Blah Woof Woof

Woodshed Music & Arts (”The Woodshed”) will present Jay Howlett & Blah Blah Woof Woof in a Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed recording release concert on Saturday, September 20.

The concert series is held at St. James Church, 1565 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose (2 blocks south of the downtown restaurants of the Willow Glen neighborhood). Convenient parking is available near the intimate 60-seat hall. Showtime: 7:30pm.

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