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

Breaking News: Strawberry Is Back This September, JD Rhynes’ Bluegrass Cookbook Funding Deadline

Here is the breaking news in the world of California bluegrass:

nevada-county-fairgrounds-signStrawberry Music Festival Is Back In September; Tickets On Sale

The Strawberry Music Festival, to say the least, faced some adversity over the past year but is now back — big time! The Fall event will be held September 11-14, 2014 (new dates) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley (new location). Tickets have gone on sale, so after two missed festivals, your ‘Berry fix is now available. For the first time ever at this festival, RV hook-ups are offered (via an August 1 lottery). We like it when quality area festivals roar back to life…thanks for your support!

jds-bluegrass-kitchen-logoAugust 11 Funding Deadline For J.D. Rhynes’ “Bluegrass Kitchen” Cookbook

California bluegrass icon and bluegrass cook J.D. Rhynes‘ popular, homey and tasty recipes published over the years in the CBA’s Bluegrass Breakdown will be collected into the “JD’s Bluegrass Kitchen” cookbook if a Kickstarter fundraising campaign is successful. The deadline is August 11, 2014. Plus, the accompanying CD will set some of the dishes to bluegrass music — besting that “potato salad”  thing tuning forks down.

NCBS Scholarship Donations For Walker Creek Now Being Accepted

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now accepting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students. A NCBS committee manages the fund. Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014.

Music students gather at Walker Creek.

Music students gather at Walker Creek.

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

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

Donations for the NCBS fund 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

Ingrid Noyes, not NCBS, runs the camp.

Walker Creek Music Camp

NCBS Bluegrass Stolen Instrument Page Is Free Service On This Website

bglogoThe 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.

Donations Now Being Accepted For NCBS Scholarship Fund For Fall Walker Creek Music Camp Students

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is currently collecting donations to the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The fund accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students. A NCBS committee manages the fund.

Current donations will be used to assist students at the upcoming Fall 2014 camp near Petaluma, set for October 9-12, 2014.

Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisers. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

walker-creek-child-fiddlersDonations for the NCBS fund 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

Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) runs the camp itself. Information: Walker Creek Music Camp.

NCBS Website Found Not Vulnerable To “Heartbleed” Security Bug

The diagnostic tools supplied by Norton By Symantec have found that the Northern California Bluegrass Society Website is not vulnerable to the widely-publicized “Heartbleed” security bug.