Red Dog Ash Set For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Performance August 7-10 In Tres Pinos

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash (Turlock), a bluegrass band with a name drawn from deep in mining lore, is set to perform on the Main Stage at the 21st Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). This will be the band’s first appearance at the August 7-10 festival.

The friendly, relaxed gathering of California bluegrass bands and their fans is the annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s many music projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

mining-equipment-relief-carvingThe event features camping, jamming, three stages, food and craft vendors, a low-power broadcast of the main stage to the camp, shade over the audience, nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, the NCBS board election, and restrooms and showers.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate — and Online.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash


Looking Ahead To The August 2014 Bluegrass & Beyond Festivals

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

Kenney Grove

Kenney Grove

August will be a busy month for Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and their friends as we fan out to festivals all around California and beyond.

Please come out and join us at the 21st annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and other gatherings!

Here are the festival choices for this month:

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Summergrass San Diego

Summergrass San Diego

AUGUST

2 – Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma.

2 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival, American Legion Hall, Chandler, AZ.

2-3 — The Inside Track Music Festival, Prospect Theatre, Modesto. (Canceled)

3 – Bear Valley Music Festival — Iron Horse Concert, (Festival dates in July & August), Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley.

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Some early arrivals at the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival near Carson City, NV.

7-10 – NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

string-threads-2014-poster8-11 – Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.

9 – Photosynthesis, A Music & Photography Festival, Annenberg Space For Photography, Century Park, Los Angeles.

15-17 – Summergrass San Diego, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.

15-17 – Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park & Deer Creek Park, Carson City, NV.

21-24 – Golden Old Time Campout, Lake Sonoma, Sonoma.

23 – Mountain Jam Music Festival, The Gazebo, 23800 Summit Road, Los Gatos.

bear-valley-map25-31 – Siskiyou Strings And Threads Bluegrass Festival, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka.

29-31 – Four Corners Folk Festival, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO.

29-31 – Kenney Grove Bluegrass Campout, Kenny Grove Park, Fillmore.

san-francisco-folk-music-club-logoAugust 29-September 1 – San Francisco Folk Music Club Labor Day Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

Note: The Fall Strawberry Music Festival, previously held on Labor Day Weekend, will take place September 11-14 at a new location, the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

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One-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is GOF Festival Cheap Ticket Deadline

One-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Online orders and mail order tickets (postmark) are now due.

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Ventucky String Band To Make First Appearance At Good Old Fashioned August 7-10

The Ventucky String Band (Ventura) will make its first appearance at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos this August 7-10.

The 21st annual festival, held 7 miles south of Hollister, is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The friendly camping and jamming gathering is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands. Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22 on this website and By MailNorthern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets. Non-Members receive a discount.

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The Ventucky String Band

The Ventucky String Band

Three-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is Deadline For Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Tickets

Three-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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GOF Festival Flier

All You Need To Know To Go To the Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival This Saturday

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the first annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival.

Here is all you need to know to go to this first annual event:

Festival: The wine country gathering will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Noon-6:00pm at the historic Freemark Abbey Winey in St. Helena (in the Napa Valley).

Tickets: Tickets are $65 and include music, barbecue, and a glass of Freemark Abbey wine. There will be plenty of tickets at the door.

Schedule:

SATURDAY, July 19

Noon — Open Jam Session

1:15pm — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena

Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena

2:30 — Molly Tuttle & John Mailander

3:45  — The Faultliners

5:00 — Peter Rowan

Food & Drink (included) served 1:00-4:00pm. Festival ends at 6:00pm.

Menu:

Passed Hors d’oeuvre:

Deviled Eggs
Fried Pickles
Corn Soup

Buffet:

BBQ Tri-tip
Kobe Hot Dogs
Macaroni Salad
Carolina Coleslaw
Cornbread with Estate Honey
Romaine Salad, Cucumber, Pickled Onion, Herbed Ranch
Dessert

Directions: The Freemark Abbey Historic Winery is located at 3022 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, 2 miles north of St. Helena on Highway 29 (at Lodi Lane).

From the East Bay/Sacramento:
Interstate 80 to Hwy 37 W
Right on Hwy 29 N (at Vallejo)
Follow signs towards Calistoga

From the North Bay/San Francisco:
US 101 North to Hwy 37 E
Left on Hwy 29 N (at Vallejo)
Follow signs towards Calistoga

Jamming: The festival’s official jam session will run Noon-1:15pm to start the music for the day.

Weather: Perfect! Sunny, High 81, Low 58.

See you there!

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Bicyclist Sam Culbertson Crosses Oregon-California Border On His Way To The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10

Sam Culbertson

Sam Culbertson

Sam Culbertson of Portland, OR enjoyed his first visit to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival back in 2012. The banjo and guitar player performed with the The Happy Enchalata Band on the First Stage. On that trip he traveled in the band van.

In a few weeks, he will return to the GOF festival using a different mode of transportation. He is riding his bicycle from Portland to Tres Pinos for the August 7-10, 2014 gathering. He recently crossed the Oregon-California border on Highway One. After the festival, he will head out for Los Angeles.

Look for Sam and find out more about his adventure at the festival!

Do you have your tickets yet? The deadline for getting Discount Advance Tickets is this coming Tuesday, July 22.

Sam Culbertson enters California on his way to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Sam Culbertson enters California on his way to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

TrueLife Troubadours Will Perform On GOF First Stage On Friday Afternoon August 8

The TrueLife Troubadours (Boulder Creek) will perform on the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival’s First Stage on Friday afternoon, August 8. The newly-formed traditional bluegrass band will play at 2:00pm and lead into the Main Stage Schedule.

The 21st annual GOF festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society and is set for Thursday-Sunday, August 7-10, 2014 at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). Thursday is reserved for jamming and socializing; the First Stage will open the performance portion of the event with bands playing Noon-3:00pm.

The deadline for advance discount tickets is Tuesday, July 22.

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The True Life Troubadours

The TrueLife Troubadours