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

ncbs-plain-logoThe FREE Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, welcomed by the NCBS, will be held on Sunday, July 24 at The Surf Spot in Pacifica.

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Upcoming July & August NCBS Bluegrass Festivals

Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival

Bay Area bluegrass fans will be able to enjoy three fine NCBS bluegrass festivals over the next six weeks, making for a great summer of bluegrass fun!

JULY

Sunday, July 10 — 2nd Annual Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival, Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. (NCBS welcomed)

David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Sam Bush, Jeff Austin Band.

Sunday, July 24 — 2nd Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica. FREE. (NCBS welcomed)

Pacific Drive, The Dim Lights, Jim & Louise Mintun, Festival Speed, Redwood Ramblers, Sara Rodenburg, Foggy Coast Kids.

AUGUST

Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14 — NCBS Presents The 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos. (Discount Advance Ticket Deadline is July 22.)

Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine, Barwick & Siegfried, Blue Summit, Brookdale Bluegrass Band, Cliff Compton & Mountaintop, Courthouse Ramblers, Damdave & The Left-Hand Band, The Dim Lights, Glad To Be Here, GrassKickers, Kids on Stage, Kitchen Help, Mountain Fire Band, One Button Suit, Pacific Drive, Rambling Minors, Shepherd Canyon Band, Sidesaddle & Co, Sidetrack, Stray Hollow, Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band, The Vivants, Vintage Grass, Wildcat Mountain Ramblers.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Set For August 11-14 In Tres Pinos

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is set for August 11-14, 2016 in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

The new location for the 23rd event is next door to the festival’s home for the first 22 years, Bolado Park. Our new host is the San Benito County Historical Society, which runs the San Benito County Historical Park. This is a great place for the GOF!

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Performance Schedule Announced For FREE July 24 Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival In Pacifica

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

The Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, presented by The Surf Spot.

The performance schedule has been announced for the second Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival at the Surf Spot Restaurant in Pacifica. The outdoor event was rescheduled from May.

The FREE festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

SUNDAY, July 24

11:00am — Sara Rodenburg

11:45 — The Redwood Ramblers

12:30pm — The Dim Lights

1:45 — Festival Speed

3:00 — Foggy Coast Kids, Cabrillo School

ncbs-plain-logo3:45 — Jim & Louise Mintun

5:00 – Pacific Drive

Early July Thursdays At The Summit House: Free Music With The Goat Hill Girls & The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at The Summit House.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at The Summit House.

The Goat Hill Girls (July 7) and The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers (July 14) will bring their music to the Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series.

The FREE shows are presented every Thursday from 6:00-8:30pm by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill23123 Highway 17, 6 miles south of Los Gatos,

The popular series, which has been running since the beginning of 2016, is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

This place offers great music, tasty food and drink, and endless Santa Cruz Mountain views. It is a fine place to be as the sun sets on a Thursday.

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The Goat Hill Girls

The Goat Hill Girls at The Summit House.

Three Week Reminder: July 22 Is Cheap Ticket Deadline For NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Three Week Reminder: The deadline for purchasing Discount Advance Tickets to the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Friday, July 22, 2016. Tickets are conveniently available online or by mail.

The 23-year-old festival, a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, (next to Bolado Park, 7 miles south of Hollister) in lovely Tres Pinos.

Online Tickets

Festival Flyer

NCBS Membership

The July 2016 Northern California Bluegrass & Beyond Highlights

Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival

Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

The midsummer bluegrass music of July is upon us. Plenty of festivals and a ton of local shows are set for Northern California, so make your plans!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the second outings of both the Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival on July 10 and the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on July 24.

NCBS also welcomes the Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House. A raft of eclectic music festivals that include bluegrass are all around Northern California this month. Enjoy!

Here are the selective listings for the month:

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June 30-July 3 — High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy.

1 — Black Eyed Susies, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

Festival Speed

Festival Speed

1 — Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

1 — Festival Speed, Papermill Creek Saloon, Forest Knolls.

1 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Carpar Inn, Caspar.

1 – Cimmaron Rose Band, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

1-4 – San Francisco Folk Music Club July 4 Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

2 – Mild Colonial Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

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The elegant sidewalk life near Cafe La Tartine.

2 — 27strings, Sidewalk Performance, Café la Tartine, Redwood City. (Canceled due to illness)

2 – Barwick & Siegfried, The Monkey House, Berkeley.

plough-stars-sign2 — Sonoma Mountain Music Celebration, Five Springs Farm, Petaluma.

2 — Sierra Mountain Band, Dardanelle Resort, Dardanelle.

2 — The Mountain Men, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

2 — Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

2 – David Grisman Sextet, Yoshi’s, Oakland.

3 — Peter Rowan, Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio.

3 — Santa Clara Valley Fiddler’s Association, Rose Garden Park, San Jose.

3 — Nervous Pinatas, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

3 – Boulder Creek Block Party, Joe’s Bar Parking Lot, Boulder Creek.

monkey-house-logofreight-sign3 — Ventucky String Band, Sierra Nevada Resort, Mammoth Lakes.

3 — Dark Hollow, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.

4 – Edgewood Mountain Boys, Woodside Junior Rodeo, Woodside.

4 — Bill Evans & Friends, Memorial Park, Albany.

4 — Bean Creek, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing. (Canceled due to holiday)

4 – The Dim Lights, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

4 — Young & Lowe, Alba Schoolhouse 121st July 4th Celebration, Ben Lomond.

4 – All American Music Festival, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

4 – City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, El Cerrito.

sams-bbq-pig-cook-logo4 – Genoa Americana Celebration, Mormon Station State Park, Genoa, NV.

5 — Bean Creek, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

5 — Slide Road, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

6 – Slaid Cleaves, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

6 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

6 — Bean Creek, Music In The Park, Stafford Park, Redwood City.

6 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

7 — Goat Hill Girls, Summit House, Los Gatos (NCBS welcomed)

7 — Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

cheese_board_collective_logoatlasfront17 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Cheese Board Pizza Collective, Berkeley.

7 — The Kentucky Twisters, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

7 — Slaid  Cleaves, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

7 — Marty Cohen & The Sidekicks, Fox & Goose, Sacramento.

8 — Hilltown, Pajaro Bar & Grill, Salinas.

Sam Bush

Sam Bush

8 – Barwick & Siegfried, Center For The Arts, Grass Valley.

8 — Sam Bush, Crest Theatre, Sacramento.

8 — The Grass Less Traveled, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

8 — The Roustabouts, Temblor Brewery, Bakersfield.

8 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Tompkins Front Porch, Lemoore.

8-9 – Yosemite Music Festival, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

9 — Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

9 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Sebastopol Community Center, Sebastopol.

9 – Sam Bush, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

9 — Shasta String Summit, Kenneth Ford Theatre, College of the Siskiyous, Weed.

9 — Bearcat Duo, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

9 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Lucca Bar & Grill, Benecia.

9 — Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Dusty Green Bones, Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol.

9 — One Grass Two Grass, Chimayo Grill, South Lake Tahoe.

10 — Green Music Center Bluegrass Festival, Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. (NCBS welcomed)

10 — Barwick & Siegfried, Banner Mountain Boys, Auburn Garden Theater, Auburn.

jupiter-pub-sign-neon-brick-wall10 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Jupiter Pub, Berkeley.

10 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Split Rock Ranch, Ukiah.

10 — Larry Keel, One Grass Two Grass, Moe’s, Tahoe City.

10 — Peter Rowan, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Keith Greeninger, (Ginny Mitchell Benefit House Concert) Ginny.thrive (at) gmail (dot) com, Santa Cruz Mountains.

10 – Lucky Drive Bluegrass Band, Rocker Oysterfeller’s, Valley Ford.

The Bow Ties

The Bow Ties

11 — The Bow Ties, Amnesia, San Francisco.

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

12 — Carolina Special, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

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

summit-house-front-signs-sunset-orange-clouds13 — Jeff Austin Band, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

13 — Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

13 — Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

13 — Scott Nygaard, Matt Flinner & Sam Bevin, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

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

The T Sisters

The T Sisters

14 – The Sedgwick Brothers, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco.

The Redwood Ramble

The Redwood Ramble

14 — T Sisters, SFJAZZ, San Francisco.

14 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

14 — Rainy Escobar, Hughson Farmer’s Market, Hughson.

14-17 – Redwood Ramble, Camp Navarro, Navarro. (Sold out)

14-17 — Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY.

14-17 – California Worldfest, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

15 – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands,  (House Concert) info (at) spruceandmaplemusic (dot) com, Oakland.

Blue Mountain Quartet

Blue Mountain Quartet

15 — Sidetrack, Lulu Carpenter’s, Santa Cruz.

15 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

15 — Blue Mountain Quartet, National Hotel, Jackson.

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis

15 — Uncle Ephus, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

16 – High Country, The Back Room, Berkeley.

16 – Shasta String Celebration, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

16 — Montara Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Bela Fleck & Chris Thile

Bela Fleck & Chris Thile

16 – Slaid  Cleaves, Harlow’s, Sacramento.

16 — Bluegrass In The Valley, The Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park.

16 — Footprint, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

17 — Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, (House Concert) spalazzo (at) cruzio (dot) com, Santa Cruz.

17 — Circle R Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

17 — T Sisters, Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, Morgan Hill.

17 — Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach.

17 — Mountain Fire Band, Black Pug Cafe, Alameda.

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Caitlin Jemma

Caitlin Jemma

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

18 — Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

19 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, The Bistro, Hayward.

19 — Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Fox Theatre, Oakland.

19 — Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

19 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

shut-ins-lae-poster-7211620 — Carolyn Sills Combo, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

20 — Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Heaven Lindsey-Burtch, Gottschalk Music Center, Modesto.

20 – Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, The Theatre At The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles.

21 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

21 — Achilles Wheel, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

21 — The Shut-Ins, Legal Assistance To The Elderly Benefit, Johnny Foley’s Irish Pub, San Francisco.

22 — Achilles Wheel, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

22 – Edgewood Mountain Boys, St. James Gate, Belmont.

22 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

22 — True Life Troubadours, Bocci’s Cellar, Santa Cruz.

22 — Lonesome Moon, Bluegrass In The Park, Veterans Memorial Square, Clovis.

23 — Tom Size Cancer Fund Benefit With Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & More, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

23 — Barwick & Siegfried, Yuba Theatre, Downieville.

23 – Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

23 — Summer Mountain Music & Arts Festival, Cedar Crest Vineyards, Manton.

24 — Steep Ravine, Salt Suns, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

24 — Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot, Pacifica. (NCBS welcomed)

24 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Thee Parkside, San Francisco.

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Willowbrook Ale House

Willowbrook Ale House

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

25 — The Earl Brothers, Amnesia, San Francisco.

26 — Slide Road, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

26 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, Last Stage West, Atascadero.

26 — Glad To Be Here, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

27 — Trout Farm Inn Family Fire Benefit, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek.

the-backroom-logo-an-intimate-place27 — Loganville, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

27 — Trail Rides Band, Phil’s Fish Market, Moss Landing.

27 — The New Lost City Studebakers, Ruffhaus Hot Dog Company, El Dorado Hills.

28 – Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

28 — The Hellman Family Bluegrass Band, Amnesia, San Francisco.

28 – Caitlin Jemma & The Goodness, The Argus, Chico.

29 — Ed Neff, USS Potomac, Jack London Square, Oakland.

The Napa Porchfest

The Napa Porchfest

speisekammer-german-restuarant-sign29 — The Stragglers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

29-31 – Rockygrass, Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, CO.

30 – Shepherd Canyon Band, The Back Room, Berkeley.

30 – Carolyn Sills Combo, Bean Creek, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Ed Neff

Ed Neff

30 – Jimbo Trout & The Fishpeople, Speisekammer German Bar and Restaurant, Alameda.

30 — Beargrass Creek, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

30 - True Life Troubadours, Cafe Trieste, Monterey.

30 — Misisipi Mike & The Midnight Gamblers, Bum Wagler & The Tune Wranglers, Plough & Stars, San Francisco.

30 — Tony Furtado, Bankhead Theatre, Livermore.

31 – Napa Porchfest, various front porches, Napa.

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23rd NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is August 11-14 At San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos

The 23rd Annual Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister and next door to Bolado Park.

The gathering is a benefit for NCBS and a showcase of top California bluegrass bands.

Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

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