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.


Stolen & Missing Instrument Page Is A Free NCBS Service On This Website

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society National Stolen & Missing Instrument Information Page can be used to announce the theft or other loss of musical instruments, updates on subsequent investigations, and news about the recovery of instruments.

This is a FREE NCBS service.

The searchable page is listed under Resources in the left column on this website. The forum is HTML-enabled, so that links may be added to other websites that contain pictures and other detailed information about the instruments.

Musicians should immediately post about the loss of an instrument.

Used Instrument Buyers should check the page prior to purchase.

Please post again when instruments are recovered.

Breaking News: King’s River Festival Returns, IBMA Seeks Youth Bands

kings-river-bluegrass-festival-logoHere is the breaking news in the world of bluegrass music:

King’s River Bluegrass Festival To Return September 13

The California Bluegrass Association has announced that the King’s River Bluegrass Festival will return as a one-day event on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at The Grove in Sanger. Interested bands should contact Festival Director Stan Allen before July 30.

IBMA Seeks Youth Bands For World Of Bluegrass In Raleigh

The International Bluegrass Music Association is seeking Youth Bluegrass Bands (ages 5-25) to perform at the World Of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC, on the IBMA Youth Council StageOctober 2-3, 2015. Contact (Taylor Coughlin) taylor (at) ibma (dot) org at IBMA before August 3 to apply.

NCBS is a longtime organizational member of IBMA.

NCBS is a longtime organizational member of IBMA.

NCBS Info Booth At Clovis Concert In The Park & Dawg Day Afternoon Bluegrass Festival At Sonoma State University This Weekend

NCBS Information Booth

NCBS Information Booth

bglogoThe NCBS Information Booth will be out this weekend with information about all area bluegrass events, including the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. The booth is a free service to music promoters and fans from the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Stop by and say hello!

FRIDAY, July 10: Bluegrass In The Park, Clovis Veterans Memorial Park, Clovis. FREE, 6:30-8:30pm. Band: Sagebrush (Doc Wilcoxson, Darryl Cornell, Melissa Blas, John Cooper).

SUNDAY, July 12: Dawg Day Afternoon Bluegrass Festival, Weill Hall & Lawn, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park. Admission, Doors open at 1:00pm, Music begins at 3:00pm. Bands: The David Grisman Sextet, The Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas Presents The Earls of Leicester.

Fall Walker Creek Music Scholarship Donations Now Being Accepted By NCBS

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now collecting funds from donors for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund for students at the upcoming Fall 2015 Walker Creek Camp set for October 8-11. The fund, which is managed by a NCBS committee, accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

Walker Creek Music Camp Faculty Recital

Walker Creek Music Camp Faculty Recital

Donations to the NCBS fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716.  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.

Donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

Walker Creek Fall Music Camp 2015

Walker Creek Music Camp Website

Alabama Bow Ties Set For Good Old Fashioned; On KKUP Monday Night Bluegrass June 8

The Alabama Bow Ties (San Francisco) are set to play at the August 6-9 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos. The 22nd annual festival is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass SocietyAdvance Tickets are on sale through July 22.

The band will perform on Monday Night Bluegrass on KKUP Radio, 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas, 6:00-9:00pm on June 8. The hot new traditional bluegrass band will talk live in the studio about the GOF and the other festivals on their summer schedule. Janet Thompson and Mike Thompson will also play live. And…Max Schwartz of the OMGG Reunion band will call in for a live interview. Mike Russell hosts the show and Michael Hall will do the interviews.

The Alabama Bow Ties

The Alabama Bow Ties