Resources

In addition to our events calendar to help you find live shows, festivals, and jams, we want to help you keep up with bluegrass in other ways. That’s what the Resources area is all about.

News

IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Retreat Set For North Carolina April 24-26

Michael Hall

Northern California Bluegrass Society President Michael Hall will help lead the International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Retreat to be held at the Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC on April 24-26, 2017. The retreat will intensively examine issues that currently face the bluegrass music world.

Interested NCBS Members are encouraged to apply for the Leadership Bluegrass Class held every March in Nashville. Class graduates are invited to the retreats, which are held in the spring of each odd-numbered year, in addition to other alumni events.

The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA. Hall is a member of the Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2003.

Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Is Now Accepting Donations For The Fall 2017 Camp

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations for the Fall Camp, which will be held September 28-October 1, 2017 at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Ingrid Noyes runs the camp.  Fall Camp Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses 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.

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

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Awards Tuition Assistance To Bluegrass Family For Spring Camp

The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund has awarded tuition assistance to help a musical family attend the April 7-10, 2017 camp near Petaluma. The NCBS scholarship will assist a 14-year-old boy (mandolin student) to join his 13-year-old sister (fiddle student) and their father (mandolin student) at the camp.

Thanks to the generous donors and to the NCBS committee that manages this project. The fund will soon begin collecting donations to help deserving students who want to attend the Fall 2017 camp, set for the second weekend of October.

Thanks for your support of music education in our area!

A family recital at the Walker Creek Music Camp

Last Chance To Donate To The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For Spring

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now accepting donations. This week is your last chance to donate in time for the Spring Camp, which will be held April 7-10 at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma. Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses 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.

The Walker Creek Ranch, near Petalima.

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

NCBS Information Booth Set To Begin 2017 Season In Northern California

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Information Booth will be at events all during the 2017 Live Music Season in Northern California.

The booth will have flyers and sage advice about ALL area festivals, concerts, and workshops (including those events presented by the NCBS itself). The first festival outing for the 2017 season will be the March 10-12 Brookdale Bluegrass Spring Festival in Felton. The booth will appear at approximately 25 events this year (about every two weeks or so).

The service is FREE to both music presenters and music fans.

Now is the time for promoters and bands to send flyers for distribution. Send flyers at any time to:

Michael Hall
610 Island Place
Redwood City, CA 94065

There is plenty of great bluegrass music coming to our area this year and NCBS will help find the perfect events for you and your friends. Come by and say “hello” to our friendly booth volunteers!

NCBS Information Booth