NCBS Welcomes The Naked Bootleggers & Brookdale Bluegrass Band March 6-8 To Springfest 2015

Eric Burman of the Brookdale Bluegrass Band

Eric Burman of the Brookdale Bluegrass Band

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes The Naked Bootleggers and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band to the Springfest 2015 at its new location high in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Complete Festival Band Schedule

NCBS welcomes all RBA concerts.

NCBS welcomes all Brookdale festivals.

The festival has been presented by Brookdale Bluegrass since 1998 at various Santa Cruz area venues. All of the gatherings have been welcomed by the NCBS.

The March 6-8 festival will be held at The Great Room between Soquel and Los Gatos (off of San Jose-Soquel Road) with three days of stage performances, workshops, camping, and jamming.

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Will Return To Bolado Park Event Center August 6-9

Updated_version 9:19The 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will return to the newly-renamed Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos Thursday-Sunday, August 6-9.

The festival has been held at the venue since 1994 — for 22 years.

The GOF is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Fun at Bolado Park in the olden days.

Some Good Old Fashioned Fun at Bolado Park in the early days.

The NCBS Information Booth Collecting Materials From Presenters, Ready For 2015 Events

NCBS Information Booth

NCBS Information Booth

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Information Booth is gearing up for the 2015 live music season all around the state. The booth will have information about ALL area festivals, concerts, and workshops, including those presented by NCBS.

The booth will appear at approximately 25 events this year. The service is FREE to both promoters and fans. Area promoters and bands should send fliers for distribution to:

Michael Hall
610 Island Place
Redwood City, CA 94065

The next stop for the booth will be at the Rita Hosking Trio Woodshed Music & Arts Concert on February 28 in San Jose. The next festival will be the March 6-8 Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Everyone is welcome to stop by, say hello to our friendly booth volunteers, and check on the bounty of great bluegrass music coming to our area. See you where the music is!

Stop by and say hello at festivals and concerts all year long!

Stop by and say hello at festivals and concerts all year long!

Camping Available At Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest In Santa Cruz Mountains

brookdale-bluegrass-springfest-15-final-posterCamping will be available at the March 6-8 Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015. The festival will be held at The Great Room in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Soquel.

Musical performances will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, March 6 and end at 3:00pm on Sunday, March 8.

Performance Schedule

Camping will begin on Thursday afternoon, March 5, and end on Sunday afternoon, March 8.

The weekend camping fee is only $10 per night for tents and RVs.

Online Festival Tickets

ncbs-plain-logoThe festival is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

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Rita Hosking Set For Woodshed Concert In San Jose February 28

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The Rita Hosking Trio

The Rita Hosking Trio

Woodshed Music & Arts will present the Rita Hosking Trio of Davis in an intimate concert at St. James Church, 1565 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed show will begin at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

There is plenty of street parking near the church, which is just south of the restaurants of San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood. Eat before you come to the concert, as there will be no food at the church.

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KKUP Bluegrass Marathon This Weekend, New Boulder Creek Station To Include Bluegrass

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

kkup-bluegrass-marathon-logo-15The annual KKUP Radio Bluegrass Country & Folk Marathon will be on the airwaves Thursday-Sunday, February 12-16, with live in-studio performances and plenty of recorded bluegrass and related music at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay regions.

Throughout the year, the station broadcasts the most bluegrass music in the area; this weekend, it’s the good stuff all the time! The station will be raising money to stay on the air — among the premiums will be tickets to the 2015 NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Complete KKUP Marathon Schedule

Meanwhile, final preparations are underway for the launch of the new Boulder Creek community radio station KBCZ, which will include bluegrass programming. The station plans to broadcast at 90.1FM in the San Lorenzo Valley and stream online.

Area bluegrass bands can send CDs for use on air to:

(Bruce Bellochio) estates (at) brucebellochio (dot) com
KBCZ Boulder Creek Community Radio
13090 State Route 9
Boulder Creek, California 95006

or upload music to the station’s Content Portal.

Bluegrass takes to the airwaves in the San Lorenzo Valley!

Bluegrass takes to the airwaves in the San Lorenzo Valley!

A Big Valentine’s Week Of Bluegrass Around Northern California

Sidesaddle & Co. plays live on the air at KKUP's San Jose studios.

Bluegrass Marathon Time: Live music on the air all weekend at KKUP's San Jose studios.

Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers

Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers

It’s time for some high and lonesome romance, so get out and enjoy some live bluegrass music with your sweetie pie!

Here are the Valentine’s Week Shows (Wednesday-Wednesday) in Northern California:

WEDNESDAY, February 11

Dark Hollow, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

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

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Maverick -- A Bluegrass Duo

Maverick -- A Bluegrass Duo

LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY, February 12

Maverick — a Bluegrass Duo, Coast Cafe, Bolinas.

Mill Creek Ramblers, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Blue & Lonesome, Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma.

Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Summit House Beer Garden & Grill, Los Gatos.

Jim Lewin Band, Whale City Bakery, Davenport.

THURSDAY-MONDAY, February 12-16

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon, Live Music Schedule, 91.5FM, South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas.

moes-alley-logoFRIDAY, The 13th

Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman With Mike Witcher, First Methodist Church, Point Richmond.

Windy Hill With Special Guest Alex Leach, The California Honeydrops, Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz.

Savannah Blu, Smiley’s Saloon, Bolinas.

Misisipi Mike & The Midnight Gamblers, The Beauty Operators, The Nomads, The Creak (Hillbilly Robot Festival), Great American Music Hall, San Francisco.

Alex Muddy Smith, The Daily Grind, Fallon, NV.

The Beauty Operators

The Beauty Operators

pajaro-street-grill-outside-patio-sign-nightHilltown, Pajaro Street Bar and Grill, Salinas.

Three Times Bad, Mean Louise, Heartache Sisters, Awaken Cafe, Oakland.

Prairie, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Coffee Zombie Collective, The Bluetail Flies, Don Quixote’s, Felton.

Dirty Cello, Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael.

Amber Cross, Old Time Fiddle & Banjo Show, D’Anbino Cellars, Paso Robles.

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally, Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

VALENTINE’S DAY, February 14

Harmony Grits, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Bearcat Stringband, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

The Dim Lights, Winter’s Tavern, Pacifica.

True Life Troubadours, Red Rock Coffee, Mountain View.

Red Dog Ash, A. J. Lee, West Side Theatre, Newman.

David Thom & Aaron Redner, Hopmonk Tavern, Sonoma.

The New Bluegrass Disciples, First Amendment Brewing Company, San Leandro.

The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine, Mission Pizza, Fremont.

Houston Jones, Armando’s, Martinez.

KWMR Sweethearts Of The Radio Benefit Concert With Blue Diamond Strings, Keeley Valentino Hogan, Heidi Clare, Ron Thomason, Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center, Point Reyes.

Blue & Lonesome, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Sonoma.

Patty Castillo Davis & Trio, Barking Dog Grill, Modesto.

Cactus Bob’s Birthday & Valentine’s Day Romp, The Bixel Brewery at The St. Charles, Columbia.

10 String Symphony, Bear Valley Lodge, Bear Valley.

Michael Gaither, Steve Kritzer, Jeff Baker, (House Concert) janetromanowski32 (at) gmail (dot) com, Santa Cruz.

Suspect Terrane,  Bartley Ranch Park, Reno, NV.

The Edge Of Art, Fernwood Resort, Big Sur.

The Avett Brothers, Visalia Fox Theatre, Visalia.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash

Pescadero Community Church

Pescadero Community Church

SUNDAY, February 15

California Swampgrass Band, Morning Service, Pescadero Community Church, Pescadero.

San Bruno Mountain Boys, San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio.

Mountain Fire Band, Cato’s Ale House, Oakland.

The New Bluegrass Disciples, First Amendment Brewing Company, San Francisco.

The Shut-Ins, Mitch Polzak, JimBo Trout & The Fishpeople, Amnesia, San Francisco.

kuumbwa-jazz-center-front-sign-lightedCarolyn Sills Combo, Sherry Austin & Henhouse, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz.

Paul Knight & Friends With Yoseff Tucker, Ed Neff & Avram Siegel, Station House Cafe, Point Reyes Station.

PRESIDENT’S DAY, February 16

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

Windy Hill, Amnesia, San Francisco.

The Avett Brothers, Van Duzer Theatre, Arcata.

Glad To Be Here

Glad To Be Here

TUESDAY, February 17

Cabin Fever, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

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

Alison Steele & Sarah Farrell Mackessy, Magpie, David Beaudry & the Dead Rose Pilgrims, The Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz.

The Albatross Pub

The Albatross Pub

WEDNESDAY, February 18

Rory McNamara & Stevie Coyle, The Sleeping Lady, Fairfax.

Sidesaddle & Co, Sam’s BBQ, San Jose.

Whiskey Brothers, Albatross Pub, Berkeley.

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

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Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 Set For March 6-8 In Santa Cruz Mountains

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the Brookdale Bluegrass Springfest 2015 in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, set for March 6-8.

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