Riverdance Farms To Host Pick & Gather Festival On Memorial Day Weekend In Livingston

Riverdance Farms will host the Pick & Gather Festival on Memorial Day Weekend in Livingston (near Merced).

The May 26-28 festival will feature bluegrass & more, plus blueberries, cherries, and strawberries for the picking, while camping is available.

The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Transit at the Pick & Gather Festival.

NCBS Welcomed Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Set For May 18-20 At Freight & Salvage

Freight & Salvage

The May 18-20 Berkeley Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this event.

More details will be announced soon.

Heathen Hill Set To Play At The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series On March 22

Heathen Hill (Santa Cruz) is set to play the FREE Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House at the top of Highway 17 on March 22.

The bluegrass music venue in the Santa Cruz Mountains is 6 miles south of Los Gatos and 9 miles north of Scott’s Valley.

The music will run from 6:00-8:30pm. The show is presented by The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Good food and drink will be served and the mountaintop views are astounding.

NCBS Now Accepting NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Donations For April 12-15 Spring Camp

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is now collecting donations for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund to assist students who need financial help for the Spring camp.

NCBS will make the awards soon, but there is still time for donations to benefit deserving campers at the April 12-15, 2018 camp, which is run by Ingrid Noyes at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Information: Spring 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

Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

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

Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Set For Sunday Afternoon, May 6 At San Lorenzo Park

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Duck Pond Stage at the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society has announced that the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held on SUNDAY, May 6, 2018. (Note new date.)


Blue Summit Set To Play At The Summit House On Thursday, March 15

Blue Summit (Santa Cruz) will play the FREE Thursday Bluegrass Series at The Summit House on March 15, 2018. The bluegrass music venue in the Santa Cruz Mountains is 6 miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17. The performance is presented by The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The music will run from 6:00-8:30pm. Good food and drink will be served and the view is endless.

Blue Summit

Congratulations To Berkeley’s Kara Kundert And The Rest Of The Leadership Bluegrass Class Of 2018

Congratulations to the International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2018!

New graduate Kara Kundert of Berkeley is the Bay Area’s representative.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA and NCBS Members are encouraged to apply for the next class, set for March 2019 in Nashville.

The Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2018: Front row: Greg Blake, Jessica Grossman, Stacy Chandler, Patricia Ann Eaves, Cathy Fink, Jeff Miller Second row: Scott Napier, Mollie Farr, Katie Keller, Landon Elmore Third row: Maria Ivey, Patricia Imbrogno, Emma John, Ivy Shephard, Jef Walter Fourth row: Adam Kirr, George Jackson, Bil VornDick, Brett Martin, Kara Kundert, Matt Miller Back row: Patrick M’Gonigle, Dan Eubanks, Lenny Nichols, Jeffrey Ludin (Photo: Alane Anno)

Official Upcoming Key Northern California Bluegrass Society Events

Here are the Official Upcoming Events for the Northern California Bluegrass Society:

March, 9-11, 2018  – Brookdale Spring Bluegrass Festival, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos. (NCBS welcomed)

May 6 – NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE.

May 18-20 — Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley. (NCBS welcomed)

May 25-27 – Pick & Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms, Livingston. (NCBS welcomed)

July TBA – Sonoma State University Bluegrass Festival, Green Music Center, Rohnert Park. (NCBS welcomed)

August 9-12 – NCBS 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

August 30-September 2 – Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy. (NCBS welcomed)

September 25-29 – International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. (NCBS is a longtime organizational member of IBMA.)

October 7 – Mountain Music Festival, Prusch Park, San Jose. FREE. (NCBS welcomed)

December 7-9 – Brookdale Winter Bluegrass Festival, TBA. (NCBS welcomed)

January 25-27, 2019 – NCBS 12th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, various venues, Redwood City.