IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention Set For September 25-29, 2018 In Raleigh, NC

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that the 2018 World Of Bluegrass Convention will be held Tuesday-Saturday, September 25-29 in Raleigh, NC.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

Many NCBS Members and other California bluegrass fans attend this major gathering each year. More details will be announced early next year.

NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page Is Available On This Website

The NCBS National Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page is linked off the left column on this website. This is a FREE service for both theft victims and used instrument buyers that provides a central reporting location for the recovery of stolen or lost bluegrass instruments.

Musicians should immediately SELF POST information about stolen instruments. Instrument buyers should CHECK the page prior to purchase of any used instrument. The page is searchable.

Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival Set For March 9-11 At Mount Cross Camp In Felton

The Spring Brookdale Bluegrass Festival will be held March 9-11, 2018 at the Mount Cross Camp in Felton.

The festival is presented by Brookdale Bluegrass & welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers Set For Thursday October 26 At The Summit House

The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill will present The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers (Santa Cruz Mountains) in a FREE show on October 26.

The 6:00-8:30pm performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The place is 6 miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17 and offers a great view, good drink, and good food.

One Day Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Due On October 21

One Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

(E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended.

Nomination Information

2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Set For Last Weekend In January

The 2018 Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held the last weekend of January at various venues in Redwood City.

The FREE festival is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society with principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

Three Day Reminder: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations Are Due On Saturday October 21

Three Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017. (E-Mail) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com submissions are recommended as the deadline is near.

Complete Nomination Information

Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For April 2018

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the Spring 2018 Camp, set for April 12-15, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday).

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.

Information about the music camp, run by Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) and set for the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attn: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.