Hidden Still To Perform On Thursday April 20 At The Summit House On Highway 17

Highway 17 leads to the Summit House and bluegrass music.

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present Hidden Still from 6:00-8:30pm this Thursday, April 20.

This is a FREE show. Good food and drink will be served during the show.

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

The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos) on Highway 17. There is free bluegrass every Thursday night.

The Key Official NCBS Events For April-June 2017

Here are the key official Northern California Bluegrass Society events for April-June 2017.

APRIL

20 — Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

22 — Final Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert With The Faultliners & 27strings, Masonic Hall, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed)

27 — Blue Summit, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

MAY

4 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

5 — Molly Tuttle, Kathy Kallick & Suzy Thompson Benefit Concert for the CBA Pride Parade Float, Ashkenaz, Berkeley. (NCBS-welcomed)

7 — NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair With AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Bean Creek, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, The Down Beets, Harmony Grits, and Henry & Ella Warde, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE. (Note new date)

11 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

18 — Hidden Still, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

20 — Bluegrass at the Redwood City 150th Anniversary Celebration With 27strings & The Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Main Street Stage at Broadway, Redwood City. FREE. (NCBS-welcomed)

25 — Sagebrush, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

27-29 — Pick & Gather Festival With The Brookdale Bluegrass Band & more, Riverdance Farms, Livingston. (NCBS-welcomed) (Note new dates)

JUNE

1 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

8 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS-welcomed)

25 — California Bluegrass Association LGBTQ Pride Parade Float, Market Street, San Francisco. (NCBS-welcomed)

New Dates For Riverdance Farms Pick & Gather Music & Food Festival In Livingston

Wading in the Merced River, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the Pick & Gather Festival presented by Riverdance Farms in Livingston (near Merced).

The 13th annual gathering will be held on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 27-29, 2017.

Please make note of the new Memorial Day Weekend dates and the expanded schedule for this year’s event.

The Brookdale Bluegrass Band will headline, joined by a full schedule of performers to be announced.

The event will offer live music, camping, fruit in season for picking, good food and information about organic farming, river education, and swimming in the Merced River. Workshops will include music, flyfishing, kayaking, and more.

A kayak lesson for festival attendees on the Merced River.

Benefit Concert For CBA Pride Parade Entry Set For May 5 At Ashkenaz In Berkeley

Suzy Thompson, Kathy Kallick & Molly Tuttle

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

The parade entry will encourage everyone to enjoy bluegrass music in Northern California. The CBA entry will feature live bluegrass bands playing on the float itself and a Marching Unit Open To Bluegrass Fans of any sexual orientation. A bluegrass jam will follow the parade.

A Benefit Concert with Kathy Kallick, Suzy Thompson & Molly Tuttle will be held at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley at 8:00pm on Friday, May 5 to help raise money for the CBA float.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Is Now Accepting Donations For The Fall 2017 Camp

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for the Fall Camp, which will be held September 28-October 1, 2017 at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Ingrid Noyes runs the camp.  Fall Camp Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

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
Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Redwood City 150th Anniversary Celebration Will Feature Bluegrass Music On Saturday May 20

A FREE bluegrass concert celebrating Redwood City’s 150th Anniversary on Saturday, May 20 with Peninsula favorites 27strings and The Stoney Mountain Ramblers will be followed by a full afternoon and evening of other music in downtown Redwood City.

The music is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Other music on the Main Street and Courthouse Square Stages will run Noon-8:00pm. The bluegrass show will be in an area where there are many restaurants that have outdoor seating with a view of the stage, in addition to other available seating. This will be a fun place for lunch.

Bluegrass music is on the program because Redwood City is the “Peninsula Home of Bluegrass Music” and supports the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival each January.

Main Street Stage (on Broadway) May 20:

Noon — 27strings

1:00pm — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Last RBA Concert To Be Held In Mountain View On Saturday April 22

Masonic Lodge, Mountain View

Saturday, April 22, 2017 is the final (for now) Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert in Mountain View at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street.

All RBA programs are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The “Grand Finale” will present The Faultliners and 27strings.

A jam will begin at 5:00pm, followed by the 7:30pm concert.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Play On The Mountain This Thursday

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at The Summit House.

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill Thursday Bluegrass Series will present The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers this Thursday, April 13. The FREE weekly series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Music runs from 6:00-8:30pm with fine food and drink available. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos on Highway 17.

Here is the music for the rest of the month:

April

20 — Hidden Still

27 — Blue Summit