Pick & Gather Festival Is This Weekend At Riverdance Farms In Livingston

Our Pick & Gather Farmer Host Cindy Lashbrook.

The 14th Annual Pick & Gather Festival is this weekend, May 26-28 in Livingston. The Memorial Day Weekend bluegrass music (and beyond) and farm-to-table gathering will be presented by Riverdance Farms. Livingston is on Highway 99 near Merced in the great Central Valley Of California.

The relaxed weekend will feature a wide variety of music along with the chance to pick blueberries, cherries, and strawberries at low prices. Camping is available in the farm’s walnut orchard, while swimming and other Merced River activities will be available.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this event. The NCBS Information Booth will be there with flyers for all the upcoming summer bluegrass events.

The Merced River at the Pick & Gather Festival.

Green Music Center At Sonoma State University To Host July 15 Bluegrass Festival

Weill Hall & Lawn

The on-campus Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park will present its 4th Annual Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, July 15.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this rare wine country bluegrass gathering.

The Bluegrass & Craft Beer Festival will feature Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, and Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers.

The relaxed afternoon of music will take place at SSU’s Weill Hall & Lawn.

Two Month Reminder: Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Tickets To The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is July 22

Two Month Reminder: The deadline to purchase Discount Advance Tickets to the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is July 22.

The 25th Annual event will benefit the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society in promoting bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

The fun, relaxed gathering will be held on August 9-12, 2018 at the beautiful San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Discount Advance Ticket Information

The Purple Mountain Majesty Boys Set For Thursday May 24 At The Summit House Near Los Gatos

The Purple Mountain Majesty Boys will play the FREE Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series near Los Gatos on May 24 from 6:00-8:30pm.

The Summit House Beer Garden & Grill is at the top of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the views are endless.

Each week, the Summit House presents this great bluegrass show and serves fine pub food and drink.

The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Pick And Gather Festival Is Memorial Day Weekend In Livingston

Wading in the Merced River at the Pick & Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society will welcome the 14th Annual Pick & Gather Festival, set for May 26-28 in Livingston (near Merced). The Memorial Day Weekend bluegrass music (and beyond) and farm-to-table gathering will be presented by Riverdance Farms.

A kayak lesson on the Merced River.

The relaxed weekend will feature a wide variety of music along with the chance to pick your own blueberries, cherries, and strawberries. Camping in the walnut orchard is available, while swimming and other Merced River activities will be available.

The NCBS Information Booth will be there with flyers for all the upcoming bluegrass events. Stop by and say hello to our friendly volunteers!

The Pick & Gather Festival & River Fair

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Discount Advance Ticket Deadline Is July 22

The Historical Village Plaza, San Benito County Historical Park

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, a popular benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society since 1994, will be held for the 25th time on August 9-12, 2018 in Tres Pinos.

The deadline for Discount Advance Tickets is July 22. NCBS Members receive a Deep Discount on advance tickets, while Non-Members receive a Discount.

Molly Tuttle To Headline Saturday, Darol Anger Sunday At Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle will headline this Saturday evening at the Third Annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Meanwhile, Darol Anger will do the honors for Sunday evening’s closing show. The festival enjoyed a successful kickoff on Friday with Laurie Lewis as the evening’s headliner.

Here is the weekend line-up:

SATURDAY EVENING, May 19 — Molly Tuttle Band, Phantoms of the High Country, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado (plus Bluegrass Pride).

SUNDAY EVENING, May 20 — Darol Anger’s Blur-Grass All-Stars, The Get Down Boys, The Page Turners with Bill Evans and Max Schwartz (plus North Country Blue).

The East Bay’s only currently active bluegrass festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Discount Advance Tickets Are Now On Sale For The 25th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 9-12

Discount Advance Tickets are now available on this website and by mail for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival to be held at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos on August 9-12, 2018.

NCBS Members receive a Deep Discount on advance tickets. Non-Members receive a Discount.

The festival benefiting the year-round work of the Northern California Bluegrass Society was started at Bolado Park in 1994.

NCBS uses the proceeds to further bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area and throughout Northern California.

FREE camping for tents and RVs is included in all multi-day tickets. There will be jamming, children’s activities, open mike stage, shade over the audience area, food & drink, late night shows, a raffle, the annual NCBS elections, and much more!