Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Set For July 24 At The Surf Spot In Pacifica

The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

The second Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival will be held on Sunday, July 24 at The Surf Spot in Pacifica.

The FREE event is presented by The Surf Spot Restaurant and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Bands will include Festival Speed, The Dim Lights, Redwood Ramblers, Sara Rodenburg, and the Foggy Coast Kids.

Good food and drink will be available.

New At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival This Year: Dogs Are Welcome

Dog Owners are welcome to bring their beloved companions to the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. (Previously, dogs were not allowed at this event.)

The new policy has become possible as a result of the festival’s move to its new home at the San Benito County Historical Park. The roomy venue offers room for a Dog Camping Area that will allow dog owners plenty of space to enjoy the company of their pets, while other festival attendees will not have to be concerned about any interference with their usual bluegrass fun.

NCBS looks forward to seeing all the responsible pet owners and their charges at the festival!

Bluegrass dogs will have their own camping area at the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Bluegrass dogs will have their own camping area at the 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

The Father’s Day Week Guide To Bluegrass For Northern California

cba-fathers-day-festival-poster-16fathers-day-happy-blue-textFor many Northern California bluegrass fans, Father’s Day means going up to Grass Valley for the California Bluegrass Association’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival. NCBS Members will be everywhere at the Nevada County Fairgrounds all week long! But some folks won’t be able to make it to the festival this time around, so here are the listings for shows elsewhere (Monday-Monday). Enjoy some bluegrass music this weekend!

MONDAY, June 13

The Bow Ties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

The Boxcars, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico.

The Bow Ties

The Bow Ties

Courthouse Ramblers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

TUESDAY, Flag Day

Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Amber Cross, Atascadero Lake Pavilion, Atascadero.

Abbott Family Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

WEDNESDAY, June 15

Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

THURSDAY, June 16

The Gibson Brothers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Sam's BBQ

Sam's BBQ

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, June 16-19

Route 66 Bluegrass Festival, Victorville Fairgrounds, Victorville.

CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Telluride, CO.

Mill Creek Ramblers

Mill Creek Ramblers

FRIDAY, June 17

Dusty Green Bones Band, Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City.

The Gibson Brothers, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek.

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Sugar Pine, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, June 17-19

Live Oak Music Festival, Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara.

SATURDAY, June 18

la-honda-fair-poster-16Rita Hosking Band, Armadillo Music, Davis.

The Cherry Pickers, Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Banner Mountain Boys, Prospector’s Nursery, Nevada City.

phils-fish-market-logoSATURDAY-SUNDAY, June 18-19

La Honda Music & Art Fair, La Honda Gardens, La Honda.

SUNDAY, Father’s Day

Chris Webster & Nina Gerber, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

The Jones Gang, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

The Muddy Roses, Secret Town, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

thee-parkside-outside-corneramnesia-day-signMONDAY, First Day Of Summer

Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 11-14 In Tres Pinos

The 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will be held August 11-14, 2016 at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway, next to Bolado Park, in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22.

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David Grisman To Host 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival In Rohnert Park July 10

Rohnert Park, Sonoma County.

Rohnert Park, Sonoma County.

North Bay local David Grisman will host the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Festival on the campus of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park on Sunday, July 10.

The Line-Up: The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Sam Bush, & The Jeff Austin Band.

The mandolin-centric festival will take place at Weill Hall & Lawn (Green Music Center), a unique indoor/outdoor venue that offers a variety of prices and seating seating options, include some with food service.

The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

David Grisman

David Grisman

Six Week Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Discount Advance Tickets On Sale Through July 22nd

Six Week Reminder: Discount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are on sale through July 22, 2016.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount, while Non-Members receive a discount.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

The festival will be held August 11-14 at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

One Week Reminder: IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival Submission Deadline Is June 15

ibma-bluegrass-film-festival-logo-16One Week Reminder: The Film Submission Deadline for the 3rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

The festival is based on the 10-year-old NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival held each January in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

NCBS Members and their friends are encouraged to participate in the IBMA film event , which will be held at the IBMA convention in Raleigh, NC September 27-October 1.

IBMA Film Festival

Michael Hall Interview About Film Festivals

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Play This Thursday At The Summit House

ncbs-plain-logoThe FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series, presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, continues with the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers on June 9.

summit-house-logo-thinThe bluegrass programs are held each Thursday evening 6:00-8:30pm at the top of Highway 17, 6 miles south of Los Gatos.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers