Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival 2017 Flyer

Here is the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival flyer.

The 24th annual benefit festival will be held August 10-13 at the San Benito County Historical Park in lovely Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Mail orders now accepted and online ticket sales will begin soon!

Hidden Still Heads For The Summit House On Highway 17 March 16 At 6:00pm

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present Hidden Still on March 16 from 6:00-8:30pm.

The FREE weekly series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The Summit House is located at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos (six miles south of Los Gatos) on Highway 17.

Good food and drink will be served during the show.

Hidden Still at The Summit House.

NCBS Announces The Main Stage Band Line-Up For August 10-13 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the Main Stage Line-Up for the 24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 10-13, 2017 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

35 Years of Trouble

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Black Eyed Susies

Bodie 601 Band

Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Circle R Boys

Courthouse Ramblers

Cryin’ Shame

Crying Uncle

Dark Hollow

Faux Renwah

Goat Hill Girls

High Country

Hot October

Kids on Stage

Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers

Old Belle

Pathetic Honey String Band

Rogue River

Sidesaddle & Co.

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Jones Gang

The Mountain & The Moon

Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

Last Chance To Donate To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For Spring

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations. This week is your last chance to donate in time for the Spring Camp, which will be held April 7-10 at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma. 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.

The Walker Creek Ranch, near Petalima.

Donations can be sent to the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

NCBS To Welcome The 2017 Stanley Sing On March 18 In San Francisco

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Saturday, March 18, 2017 Stanley Sing will be held at a new location — the La Promenade Cafe at 3643 Balboa Street in San Francisco.

The FREE 3:00-10:00pm program is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The bluegrass musicians who stage the show will take turns performing favorite songs of The Stanley Brothers and related bands.

The performers will include Windy Hill (Thomas Wille, Ryan Breen), Eric Embry, The Hossettes (Angela Personini, Hailey Pexton, Karen Wilhoyte), Josh Tharp (of Keith Little’s Band), High Country (Larry Cohea, Jim Mintun), Keystone Crossing (Larry Carlin, Claudia Hampe), Bernal Hillbillies (Larry Chung, Bill Foss, Martha Hawthorne, Scot Brenton, Amy Scher), Ted Kuster, Town Howlers (John McKelvy), Chris Smith (The Mighty Crows), Chuck and Jeanie’s Country Round Up, Skillet Licorice (Matt Knoth, Elise Engelberg), Tom Diamont, and Paul Shelasky (house fiddler).


March 18 & April 22 Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concerts Set To Conclude Series

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

Two Redwood Bluegrass Associates concerts are set for March & April at the Masonic Hall, 890 Church Street in Mounain View. These shows are currently planned as the last in the series. All RBA programs are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

March 18 — John Reischman & The Jaybirds

April 22 — Grande Finale With The Faultliners Featuring Keith Little and 27strings

Doors open at 7:00pm and concert time is 7:30pm. An open jam hosted by The Handsome Ladies will be held at 5:00pm.

Saturday & Sunday At The Brookdale Bluegrass Festival At Mt. Cross In Felton

The NCBS-welcomed Brookdale Bluegrass Festival is this weekend at the Mt. Cross Camp in Felton. Note the street address for your GPS:  7795 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005. Friday night was fun! Here is the Saturday/Sunday schedule.

SATURDAY, March 11

(Morning workshops TBA)

1:00pm — BanjerDan’s Kids Show

2:00 — Brookdale Bluegrass Band

3:00 — Faux Renwah

(Dinner Break)

7:00 — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

8:00 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

9:00 — Peter Rowan

SUNDAY, March 12

11:00am — The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Noon — Coffee Zombie Collective

1:00pm — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

2:00 — The Naked Bootleggers

Peter Rowan Set To Perform At Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival This Weekend At Mt Cross In Felton

Peter Rowan

The Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival will be held at its new home at the Mt. Cross Camp in Felton on March 10-12, 2017.

The festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and presented by Brookdale Bluegrass.

Festival Address: 7795 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005.

Performance Schedule

(Camping And Cabin Reservations) rentals (at) mtcross (dot) org

Advance Festival Tickets