All You Need To Know To Go To The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair On Sunday May 6

Come On Down To The 32nd Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair!

The Bluegrass Rite Of Spring: Come  to the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair – the beloved annual spring gathering for bluegrass folks presented by your Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society!

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz

Date & Time: SUNDAY, May 6, Noon-6:00pm. (Note new date)

Place: Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, 134 Dakota Avenue, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

Cost: FREE.

Weather: Nice! Partly Sunny. High 71, Low 50.

Band Schedule:

SUNDAY, May 6

Noon-6:00pm

Noon — AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman

1:15pm — The Down Beets

2:30 — The Naked Bootleggers

3:45 — Joshua Lowe & The Juncos

5:00 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Food & Drink: Available for purchase or bring your own. No alcohol, please.

Dogs: No.

Smoking: No.

Bring: Blanket or chairs for lawn seating.

Parking: On street, in downtown garages, or at the left side of the courthouse.

Raffle: Yes. Win tickets to upcoming summer bluegrass events and many other great prizes!

Information: The NCBS Booth will have complete information about the upcoming bluegrass festival season.

And remember — All of your friends will be there!

Directions: From Highway 17, continue on Ocean Street into Santa Cruz, past Water Street, then right into the Santa Cruz County Courthouse parking lot, to left of building, park and walk to Duck Pond Stage behind the Lawn Bowling Courts. Alternate Parking on the streets surrounding the park or in downtown Santa Cruz (and cross the pedestrian bridge into the park).

The Bluegrass Month Of May Is Upon Us!

Bluegrass Month!

Make your plans to enjoy the musical fun during the Bluegrass Month Of May! Join your NCBS Friends at these fine events:

6 – NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE. (Note new Sunday date)

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

10-13 — Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Parkfield.

12 — Train Jam, Historic Depot Museum, Santa Clara. (NCBS welcomed)

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

18-20 — Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley. (NCBS welcomed)

24 — Thursday Bluegrass Series, Summit House, Los Gatos. (NCBS welcomed)

24-28 — Spring Strawberry Music Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

25-27 – Pick & Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms, Livingston (near Merced). (NCBS welcomed)

25-27 — Hickstival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Set For The SUNDAY May 6 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers are set to play the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on SUNDAY, May 6, 2018. The Noon-6:00pm Program will be held in San Lorenzo Park at the lovely & talented Duck Pond Stage.

The relaxed afternoon concert in the park will also feature performances by Joshua Lowe & The Juncos, The Naked Bootleggers, AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman, & The Down Beets.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society presents this 32-year-old gathering of bluegrass friends and family, held each first weekend in May.

NCBS/SCBS Announces Sunday May 6 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Performance Schedule

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society has announced the complete performance schedule for the 32nd Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, set for the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz

The fun, relaxed afternoon concert in the park is FREE.

SUNDAY, May 6

Noon-6:00pm

Noon — AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman

1:15pm — The Down Beets

2:30 — The Naked Bootleggers

3:45 — Joshua Lowe & The Juncos

5:00 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

Joshua Lowe & The Juncos Will Play The FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair On Sunday May 6

Joshua Lowe & The Juncos

Joshua Lowe & The Juncos will play the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on SUNDAY, May 6, 2018.

The relaxed afternoon concert in the park will also feature performances by The Naked Bootleggers, AJ Lee & Jesse Fichman, The Down Beets, & The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers.

The Noon-6:00pm bluegrass fair will be held in San Lorenzo Park at the famous Duck Pond Stage.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society presents this long-running gathering, held on the first weekend in May since 1986.

The Summit House To Present The Goat Hill Girls At The NCBS-Welcomed Thursday Bluegrass Series

The Goat Hill Girls

The FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series will present The Goat Hill Girls on May 3 from 6:00-8:30pm.

The view at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill (top of Highway 17 8 miles south of Los Gatos) is amazing and good food and drink is served.

The ongoing weekly gathering is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is FREE, Set For SUNDAY May 6 At The Duck Pond Stage In San Lorenzo Park

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair is set for SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

The annual Rite Of Spring is FREE and will begin at Noon. The fun gathering is the longest-running presentation of the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Set For August 9-12 In Tres Pinos

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister) for the third time on August 9-12, 2018.

The festival benefiting the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society was started in 1994. NCBS uses the proceeds to further bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

Free RV & tent camping is included in multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and more.

Discount advance tickets will soon be available on this website.