Here are the upcoming dates and deadlines for Northern California Bluegrass Society members & their friends:
4 — Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz.
19 — RBA Presents The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View (NCBS-welcomed).
1 — NCBS Board Elections Candidate Statements Due.
1 — Last Day For NCBS Members To Register With IBMA Member Advance Discount For International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass.
13 — Boulder Creek Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival, various venues, Boulder Creek (NCBS-welcomed).
15 — Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Tickets To Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
6 — Last Day For Mailed Ballots To Be Received For NCBS Election.
8-11 — 20th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
10 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election At GOF Festival.
The last Redwood Bluegrass Associates jam for this season will be held before The Tuttles With A. J. Lee concert on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The FREE open jam will begin at 5:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View, at the corner of Cuesta and Miramonte in southern Mountain View.
Ed Cirimele will host the jam, which will run until the concert begins at 7:30pm that evening.
The NCBS welcomes all RBA events.
Jamming Before An RBA Concert
The Earl White Band (Santa Cruz) will bring a touch of old-time music to the 28th Annual NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
The FREE afternoon of music will run Noon-5:00pm at the Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, 134 Dakota Avenue, Santa Cruz.
Also on the bill: Harmony Grits, Homefire, Bean Creek.
This beloved Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society “Rite Of Spring” will offer free music, a great raffle with festival tickets, food & drink, and a look ahead to the coming outdoor bluegrass season.
No dogs or alcohol, or smoking, please.
The Circle R Boys (Berkeley) will bring their traditional bluegrass sound back to the main stage of the 20th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, August 8-11, 2013.
The festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
The jam-friendly event is held at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). Tickets are now on sale.
Northern California Bluegrass Society President Michael Hall will help lead an International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Retreat April 19-21, 2013 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee.
The retreat will focus on some key long-range issues facing the IBMA organization and the bluegrass music community. Participants will represent associations, artists, agents, record companies, music retailers, publicists, teachers, festival and concert promoters, songwriters, print and electronic journalists, and broadcasters from around the world.
Hall is a Class Of 2003 Leadership Bluegrass graduate and a longtime IBMA volunteer. The NCBS is an organizational member of IBMA.
The Tuttles With A. J. Lee (Palo Alto) will appear in a Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert on Saturday evening, May 18, 2013.
The concert is the last of the 2012-13 season and will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View. The Northern California Bluegrass Society-welcomed series will return in the fall.
Showtime is 7:30pm. The concert will be preceded by an open jam starting at 5:00pm.
San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz
San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz, will welcome the Saturday, May 4, Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair. The FREE event will take place at the Duck Pond Stage from Noon-5:00pm.
The Bands: Bean Creek, Earl White Band, Harmony Grits, & Homefire.
A raffle will feature tickets from the upcoming bluegrass season festivals. Food and drink will be available. Please do not bring dogs or alcohol. Bring a a blanket or chair for lawn seating.
Page Brownton & Sidetrack are headed for the 20th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August, 8-11, 2013 at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.
Page Brownton & Sidetrack
The festival features excellent jamming and performances by popular California bluegrass bands. Tickets are now on sale on this website. NCBS members receive a deep discount on advance tickets while non-members receive a discount.