IBMA Awards Nominees Announced August 12 At 8:00am Pacific, With Evening Bluegrass Concert

NCBS is a longtime organizational member of IBMA.

NCBS is a longtime organizational member of IBMA.

The International Bluegrass Music Association will announce the 2015 IBMA Awards Nominees and Hall Of Fame Inductees on Wednesday morning August 12 in a live event at 8:00am Pacific Time. The Gibson Brothers band and special guests will perform during the program. The audio program will be streamed on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction (Channel 61) with pictures on social media throughout.

In the evening, an all-bluegrass Music City Roots concert in Franklin, TN will promote the upcoming October 1st IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, NC. That concert, featuring The Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, and The Travelin’ McCourys, will be Streamed Live beginning at 4:00pm Pacific Time.

2015-2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Elected At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

NCBS Board of Directors

NCBS Board of Directors

Brenda Hough

Brenda Hough

The 2015-2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors was elected by the membership on Saturday, August 8 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.

Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale), Eric Burman (Bonny Doon), Elicia Burton (Boulder Creek), Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale), Mike Fisher (Boulder Creek), Penny Godlis (Santa Cruz), Michael Hall (Redwood City), & Mike Russell (San Mateo) were re-elected.

Alison Steele of Boulder Creek was newly-elected.

Longtime board member Brenda Hough of San Jose retired from the board.

The new board will meet in September to begin planning Society activities for the coming year.

2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Due By September 26

Nominations for the 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards by NCBS Members are due by September 26, 2015. The nominations opened this past weekend at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and will be accepted on paper at the NCBS Information Booth at August and September events and also by (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

The 9th annual awards honor primarily non-touring Northern California bluegrass bands and musicians. NCBS members will receive two rounds of ballots this winter. The awards ceremony will be held on January 30 during the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s BOB Festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Categories include Band, Male & Female Vocalists, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, and Bass. Each person may nominate up to three in each category.

Sunday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

SUNDAY, August 9

9:00am – 35 Years of Trouble

10:00 — Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)

11:00 – Carolyn Sills Combo

Noon – GrassKickers

12:45pm — Lunch Break

1:15 — Kids on Stage

2:15 — Stoney Mountain Ramblers

3:15  – One Button Suit

4:15  – Sidetrack

(Festival ends at 5:00pm)

The 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival runs August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival Information

Saturday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

SATURDAY, August 8

10:00am – Barwick & Siegfried

11:00 – Dim Lights

Noon – Rogue River

1:00pm  – Workshops/Lunch-Break

2:00  – Dave Earl & Friends

3:00  – True Life Troubadours

4:00 — Naked Bootleggers

5:00  – Workshops/Dinner-Break

6:00  – Alabama Bow Ties

7:00  – Circle R Boys

8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co.

9:00 — Central Valley Boys

The 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival runs August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival Information

Friday At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

FRIDAY, August 7

FIRST STAGE

Noon — BanjerDan

1:00pm — Old Belle

2:00 — Eric Antrim & Scott Gates

MAIN STAGE

3:00pm  – Black Eyed Susies

4:00  – The Creak

5:00  – Spur of the Moment

6:00  – Brookdale Bluegrass Band

7:00  – Grasslands

8:00  – Kitchen Help

9:00  – Mighty Crows

SATURDAY, August 8

10:00am – Barwick & Siegfried

11:00 – Dim Lights

Noon – Rogue River

1:00pm  – Workshops/Lunch-Break

2:00  – Dave Earl & Friends

3:00  – True Life Troubadours

4:00 — Naked Bootleggers

5:00  – Workshops/Dinner-Break

6:00  – Alabama Bow Ties

7:00  – Circle R Boys

8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co.

9:00 — Central Valley Boys

The 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival runs August 6-9, 2015 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Festival Information

All You Need To Know To Go To The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival This Weekend

OLD FASHIONED FUN AT THE FESTIVAL: The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is fun, relaxed, intimate, and close-to home. This weekend’s Thursday-Sunday gathering features 25 great California bands on the main stage and many more bands on the ‘tweener stage.  Plus, the First Stage beginning at Noon on Friday in the tent camping area will feature three more exciting bands.

The GOF offers flushy restrooms, hot showers, shade in the audience area, a low-power broadcast of the stage to the camp, excellent sound, shaded tent camping, plenty of convenient, close-in RV camping with both full  hook-ups (water, sewer, power) and electric-only hook-ups, children’s activities, a raffle, the NCBS election, food and craft vendors, nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, and easy handicapped access, along with plenty of fun jamming!

Bolado Park is set in a beautiful valley of ranches and vineyards. The park is engaged in the process of upgrading all facilities. The GOF is a benefit for the NCBS and helps the Society’s volunteers provide services to area bluegrass community all year long. Bolado Park is 7 miles south of Hollister and enjoys pure clean air.

TICKETS: There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Gate Prices:
3-Day Adult          $95
2-Day                        75
1-Day Sat.                50
1-Day Fri or Sun    40
Youths (Ages 13-17)  – above prices discounted to $50/40/30/25
Seniors (65 & above)  – above prices discounted to $85/70/45/35
Children (12 & under) - FREE

Thursday Ticket $15.  Gates open at NOON on Thursday.

CAMPING: Camping is FREE with all multi-day tickets. RVs that hook-up to electricity (or more services) pay $25 per night. Electricity for all purposes will be much more limited this year than in the past.

MUSIC SCHEDULE:

There are no stage performances on Thursday afternoon, which is reserved for jamming and socializing.

(The ‘Tweener Stage alternates with the Main Stage.)

FRIDAY, August 7

First Stage — Tent Camping Area

Noon — BanjerDan

1:00pm — Old Belle

2:00 — Eric Antrim & Scott Gates

Main Stage

3:00pm  – Black Eyed Susies

4:00  – The Creak

5:00  – Spur of the Moment

6:00  – Brookdale Bluegrass Band

7:00  – Grasslands

8:00  – Kitchen Help

9:00  – Mighty Crows

SATURDAY, August 8

10:00am – Barwick & Siegfried

11:00 – Dim Lights

Noon – Rogue River

1:00pm  – Workshops/Lunch-Break

2:00  – Dave Earl & Friends

3:00  – True Life Troubadours

4:00 — Naked Bootleggers

5:00  – Workshops/Dinner-Break

6:00  – Alabama Bow Ties

7:00  – Circle R Boys

8:00 — Sidesaddle & Co.

9:00 — Central Valley Boys

SUNDAY, August 9

9:00am – 35 Years of Trouble

10:00 — Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)

11:00 – Carolyn Sills Combo

Noon – GrassKickers

12:45pm — Lunch Break

1:15 — Kids on Stage

2:15 — Stoney Mountain Ramblers

3:15  – One Button Suit

4:15  – Sidetrack

Festival ends at 5:00pm

DIRECTIONS:

>From The Bay Area:

South on Highway 101 to just past Gilroy.
Exit right, then left over bridge on Highway 25 and go
southeast towards Hollister.
(Follow signs to Pinnacles National Park.)
Go through Hollister, then continue south on 25.

>From The Central Valley:

Exit I-5 at Highway 152 (Pacheco Pass) and go west
towards Gilroy.
Turn left on Highway 156 just past Casa de Fruta and go
south towards Hollister.
Go through Hollister, then continue south on Highway 25.

>From The Central Coast:

Take either Highway 101 (or Highway 1 to Highway 129 to 101)
north & east towards San Juan Batista.
Turn on Highway 156 near San Juan Batista and go east towards
Hollister.
Go through Hollister, then continue south on Highway 25.

FROM HOLLISTER:

Drive south on Highway 25, following signs to the Pinnacles and Bolado Park
Bolado Park, The San Benito County Fairgrounds, is 7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25 (and 2 miles south of the town of Tres Pinos).
Enter the festival at Gate 1.

Gas stations, food stores, etc. are plentiful in Hollister and limited in Tres Pinos.

NO PETS: NO DOGS ALLOWED, except service dogs.

CAMP BROADCAST: KGOF will provide a low-power broadcast of the stage to the camp on your FM radio.

WEATHER: Cloudy with a small chance of showers on Thursday afternoon. Then sunny & beautiful starting Friday. Thursday: High 79, Low 56. Friday: High 79 Low 55. Saturday: High 79, Low 55. Sunday: High 81, Low 56.

SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND!

And remember, all of your friends will be there!

Good Times Coming This Weekend At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival!

This weekend is the 22nd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society with good times for everyone!

The Thursday-Sunday, August 6-9, 2015 Good Old Fashioned brings you a fun, relaxed gathering with three stages, jamming everywhere,  RV and tent camping, food & craft vendors, raffle, shade over the audience area, radio, children’s activities, a beautiful setting, perfect weather, and much more.

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Festival Details:

gof-naked-bootlegers-stage-signGOF Information Flyer

Main Stage Schedule

First Stage Schedule

Kids On Stage Schedule

Maps & Directions

Convenient Online Tickets

Food Vendors

Camping Information

gof-t-shirt-booth-volunteer-jacquelineRaffle Prizes

Volunteer Form

NCBS Election

NCBS Membership

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