Blue Sun & He Brews Coffee Will Be Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Food Vendors

He Brews Coffee

He Brews Coffee

Blue Sun Cafe (Boulder Creek), the most popular food vendor in the 21-year history of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, will be back this year.

He Brews Coffee (Oregon) will also return.

So, plenty of good food will await us August 7-10, 2014 at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Free camping for tents and RVs is included with all multi-day tickets. There is an extra charge for RVs hooked up to electricity.

Information: Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Flier

Blue Sun plays it cool at Strawberry.

Blue Sun plays it cool at Strawberry.

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.

Red Dog Ash Set For Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Performance August 7-10 In Tres Pinos

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Eli Arrigotti of Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash (Turlock), a bluegrass band with a name drawn from deep in mining lore, is set to perform on the Main Stage at the 21st Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). This will be the band’s first appearance at the August 7-10 festival.

The friendly, relaxed gathering of California bluegrass bands and their fans is the annual benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s many music projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

mining-equipment-relief-carvingThe event features camping, jamming, three stages, food and craft vendors, a low-power broadcast of the main stage to the camp, shade over the audience, nominations for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards, the NCBS board election, and restrooms and showers.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the gate.

Red Dog Ash

Red Dog Ash


Looking Ahead To The August 2014 Bluegrass & Beyond Festivals

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 7-10, Tres Pinos.

Kenney Grove

Kenney Grove

August will be a busy month for Northern California Bluegrass Society Members and their friends as we fan out to festivals all around California and beyond.

Please come out and join us at the 21st annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and other gatherings!

Here are the festival choices for this month:

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Summergrass San Diego

Summergrass San Diego

AUGUST

2 – Petaluma Music Festival, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma.

2 — Arizona Bluegrass Film Festival, American Legion Hall, Chandler, AZ.

2-3 — The Inside Track Music Festival, Prospect Theatre, Modesto.

3 – Bear Valley Music Festival — Iron Horse Concert, (Festival dates in July & August), Bear Valley Village, Bear Valley.

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Some early arrivals at the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival near Carson City, NV.

7-10 – NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

string-threads-2014-poster8-11 – Dead On The Creek, Uncle John’s Camp, Willits.

9 – Photosynthesis, A Music & Photography Festival, Annenberg Space For Photography, Century Park, Los Angeles.

15-17 – Summergrass San Diego, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista.

15-17 – Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, Bower’s Mansion Regional Park & Deer Creek Park, Carson City, NV.

21-24 – Golden Old Time Campout, Lake Sonoma, Sonoma.

bear-valley-map25-31 – Siskiyou Strings And Threads Bluegrass Festival, Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, Yreka.

29-31 – Four Corners Folk Festival, Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, CO.

29-31 – Kenney Grove Bluegrass Campout, Kenny Grove Park, Fillmore.

san-francisco-folk-music-club-logoAugust 29-September 1 – San Francisco Folk Music Club Labor Day Campout, Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, Boulder Creek.

Note: The Fall Strawberry Music Festival, previously held on Labor Day Weekend, will take place September 11-14 at a new location, the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

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One-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is GOF Festival Cheap Ticket Deadline

One-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Online orders and mail order tickets (postmark) are now due.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Festival Flier

Ventucky String Band To Make First Appearance At Good Old Fashioned August 7-10

The Ventucky String Band (Ventura) will make its first appearance at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos this August 7-10.

The 21st annual festival, held 7 miles south of Hollister, is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The friendly camping and jamming gathering is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands. Discount Advance Tickets are on sale through July 22 on this website and By MailNorthern California Bluegrass Society Members receive a deep discount by purchasing advance tickets. Non-Members receive a discount.

NCBS Membership

Online Ticket Order Form

The Ventucky String Band

The Ventucky String Band

Three-Day Reminder: Tuesday July 22 Is Deadline For Discount Advance Good Old Fashioned Tickets

Three-Day Reminder: The Discount Advance Ticket deadline for the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Festival Flier

All You Need To Know To Go To the Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival This Saturday

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the first annual Freemark Abbey Bluegrass Festival.

Here is all you need to know to go to this first annual event:

Festival: The wine country gathering will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, Noon-6:00pm at the historic Freemark Abbey Winey in St. Helena (in the Napa Valley).

Tickets: Tickets are $65 and include music, barbecue, and a glass of Freemark Abbey wine. There will be plenty of tickets at the door.

Schedule:

SATURDAY, July 19

Noon — Open Jam Session

1:15pm — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena

Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena

2:30 — Molly Tuttle & John Mailander

3:45  — The Faultliners

5:00 — Peter Rowan

Food & Drink (included) served 1:00-4:00pm. Festival ends at 6:00pm.

Menu:

Passed Hors d’oeuvre:

Deviled Eggs
Fried Pickles
Corn Soup

Buffet:

BBQ Tri-tip
Kobe Hot Dogs
Macaroni Salad
Carolina Coleslaw
Cornbread with Estate Honey
Romaine Salad, Cucumber, Pickled Onion, Herbed Ranch
Dessert

Directions: The Freemark Abbey Historic Winery is located at 3022 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, 2 miles north of St. Helena on Highway 29 (at Lodi Lane).

From the East Bay/Sacramento:
Interstate 80 to Hwy 37 W
Right on Hwy 29 N (at Vallejo)
Follow signs towards Calistoga

From the North Bay/San Francisco:
US 101 North to Hwy 37 E
Left on Hwy 29 N (at Vallejo)
Follow signs towards Calistoga

Jamming: The festival’s official jam session will run Noon-1:15pm to start the music for the day.

Weather: Perfect! Sunny, High 81, Low 58.

See you there!

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.