Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From Your NCBS Friends!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends in the Northern California Bluegrass Society!

One Week Reminder: December 31 Is Deadline For Main Stage Band Applications For 2018 Good Old Fashioned Festival

One Week Reminder: December 31, 2017 is the Band Application Deadline for bands wishing to play the Main Stage at the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for August 9-12, 2018 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Application

2017 Tax Planning May Be Your Last Opportunity To Make A Donation To Support Local Bluegrass Music

Your 2017 year-end tax planning may be your last opportunity to include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716. Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.

The Blue J’s Set For Thursday, December 28 At The Summit House In The Santa Cruz Mountains

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House in the Santa Cruz Mountains will present The Blue J’s on December 28th.

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill has FREE bluegrass each week from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served. All performances are presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Blue J's

Ten Day Reminder: 2018 GOF Festival Band Applications Due On December 31, 2017

Ten Day Reminder: December 31, 2017 is the Band Application Deadline for the 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, set for the second weekend of August, 2018.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Band Application


11th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Coming January 26-28, 2018

The 11th annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held January 26-28, 2018 in Redwood City. The festival has been presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society each year since 2008. Principal financial support for the festival comes from the Redwood City community, including the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Now Collecting Donations

The Spring Walker Creek Music Camp at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma will be held April 12-15, 2018The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help. Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Blue Summit Bluegrass Music At The Summit House This Thursday Evening

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the top of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains, will bring us AJ Lee & Blue Summit to perform on December 21st.

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill has FREE bluegrass each week from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served.

All performances are presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.