NCBS/SCBS 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Is May 14 At Duck Pond Stage

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society’s 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held on May 14, 2016 at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park. FREE and fun!

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Discount Advance Tickets For The August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Are Now On Sale

bglogoDiscount Advance Tickets for the August 11-14, 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival are now on sale on this website.

Northern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount.

Non-Members receive a discount.

Purchase here:

Discount Advance Online Tickets


Bent With Honey Set For 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair May 14

Bent With Honey

Bent With Honey

Bent With Honey (Sheila Golden & Will Fourt) will perform at the 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 14.

The FREE Noon-6:00pm concert in the park will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

The spring gathering is the longest-running event presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

Bluegrass Fair Line-Up

NCBS 2016 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Official Flyer

Here is the 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival flyer.

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Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Continue Thursday Bluegrass Series At The Summit House

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at the Summit House.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers at the Summit House.

bglogoThe Wildcat Mountain Ramblers will continue the Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series on April 14, 2016. The series is presented by the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The series has been a hit since it started in January. Here is the rest of this month’s schedule.

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21 — Kitchen Help

28 — Hidden Still

The FREE shows run 6:00-8:30pm on Highway 17 between Los Gatos and Scott’s Valley, where the view is endless and the food and drink is memorable. Robert Cornelius organizes the performances.

Cousin Al Knoth To Broadcast Farewell Bluegrass Radio Show On Sunday, April 10

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Cousin Al Knoth

Cousin Al KnothBluegrass radio host

Al Knoth will end a legendary 46-year career with a Farewell Broadcast of Cousin Al’s Bluegrass Show, set for Sunday morning, April 10, 2016, 10:00am-Noon on KPIG Radio.The live in-studio musical line-up will include Peter Rowan, Bean Creek, Matt Knoth & Skillet Licorice, andLone Prairie.

Al’s many friends, fans, and fellow bluegrass DJs will join the celebration. A formal presentation will be made at approximately 10:30am by Michael Hall for the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The California Bluegrass Association will also honor Al.

The man and his bluegrass record collection.

The man and his bluegrass recording collection.

Cousin Al hosted bluegrass on radio stations KTAO, KFAT, KHIP, KPIG and KKUP. The West Coast bluegrass radio pioneer recently retired his two active shows, “Cousin Al’s Bluegrass Show” on KPIG and “Monday Night Bluegrass” on KKUP.

al-knoth-emcee-onstage-outdoorsThe historic broadcast can be heard at 107.5FM in the Monterey Bay Area, 94.9FM on the Central Coast, and Streaming Online.

Thanks to Dave Bob Nielsen, the program’s producer.

Al Knoth live on the KPIG airwaves.

Al Knoth live on the KPIG airwaves.


Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project Set For April 16 Redwood Bluegrass Associates Concert

Jayme Stone

Jayme Stone

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project in concert at the Mountain View Masonic Hall on Saturday evening, April 16.

The Mountain View Masonic Hall is located at 890 Church Street, Mountain View, near many restaurants in the downtown area.

An Open Jam will begin at 5:00pm. Then, doors will open at 7:00pm with the concert beginning at 7:30pm.

The program is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The final RBA concert of the 2015-2016 season will be held on May 7 with The Tuttles With A. J. Lee.

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NCBS To Present The 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Hosted By SBCHS At Historic Park, Tres Pinos

Tres Pinos, CA

Tres Pinos, CA

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, which will be hosted by the San Benito County Historical Society.

The gathering will take place next door to Bolado Park at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister.

The festival will run August 11-14, 2016. Ticket sales will begin shortly. NCBS Members will receive a deep discount on advance tickets, while non-members will receive a discount. Now is a good time to renew your NCBS membership or join the organization. Thanks for your support!