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.


KKUP Monday Night Bluegrass To Feature Bill Evans & The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers in the wild.

new-kkup-logo-2NCBS-related events and musicians will be featured on Monday Night Bluegrass for November 9, 2015. The KKUP Radio program will run 6:00-9:00pm at 91.5FM in the South Bay & Monterey Bay Areas and will be Streamed Live at <>.

KKUP Bluegrass, Country & Folk Marathon

KKUP Over The Air

Mike Russell is the show’s host and Michael Hall will interview the bands for the live performance portion of the long-running bluegrass radio broadcast.

Bill Evans of Richmond will bring his banjo to play some tunes live in the studio and talk about this week’s California Banjo Extravaganza shows in Santa Cruz, Winters, Palo Alto & Berkeley.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the Extravaganza’s Saturday evening Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert in Palo Alto.

Later in the evening, NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair Chair Ona Stewart will bring his Santa Cruz-based band, The Naked Bootleggers to KKUP for a live in-studio performance and an update on the band’s busy schedule.

The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza line-up.

The 2015 California Banjo Extravaganza line-up.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Is On Facebook

The NCBS Facebook Page!

The NCBS Facebook Page!

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is on Facebook — now, that is something you can Like!

NCBS Facebook Page

NCBS Members Are Encouraged To Apply For IBMA Leadership Bluegrass Class

ibma-logo-black-yellowbglogoNorthern California Bluegrass Society Members are encouraged to apply for the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Leadership Bluegrass Class, set for March 21-23 in Nashville. The selective class is for aspiring bluegrass leaders at the international, national, regional, and local levels in any area of the bluegrass world, including associations, bands, agents, recording professionals, media, and other roles.

The application deadline is November 15, 2015.

The NCBS is a longtime organizational member of the IBMA.

NCBS Collecting Donations For Spring 2016 WCMC Sessions April 8-11

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is collecting donations for deserving students at the spring 2016 camp, set for April 8-11.

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

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships to assist camp students. 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.

Camp Information: Walker Creek Music Camp

NCBS Stolen Instrument Page Is A Free Online Service

bglogoThe 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. Please post again when instruments are recovered.

How it works: Musicians should immediately post about the loss of an instrument. Used Instrument Buyers should check the page prior to purchase.