Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund For April 2018

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations for the Spring 2018 Camp, set for April 12-15, 2018 (Thursday-Sunday).

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Information about the music camp, run by Ingrid Noyes (not NCBS) and set for the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma, can be found at Walker Creek Music Camp.

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.

Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series Brings AJ Lee & Blue Summit To The Santa Cruz Mountains

AJ Lee & Blue Summit at The Summit House

The Thursday Bluegrass Series at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill at the top of Highway 17 will present AJ Lee & Blue Summit (Santa Cruz) in a FREE show on October 19.

The 6:00-8:30pm performance is presented by the The Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Highway 17 leads to the Summit House and bluegrass music!

The place offers a great view of the Santa Cruz Mounatins and will serve good drink and good food during the performance.

The top of the mountains venue is six miles south of Los Gatos.

There is a great bluegrass band every Thursday night.



One Week Reminder: Nominations For The 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Are Due On Saturday, October 21

One Week Reminder: Band And Individual Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on this coming Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

The Jones Gang Added To FREE Sunday SFBOT Closing Concert In McLaren Park, San Francisco

The Jones Gang is a last minute addition to the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Closing Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park, San Francisco. This is a FREE afternoon-long bluegrass celebration with great bands in a beautiful location!

SUNDAY, October 15

Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE CONCERT.

The Jones Gang

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

5:00 –  The Jones Gang

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event founded by Michael Hall) runs Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town.

Weekend events include a women’s showcase, an open jam, a dance, and the closing concert. Enjoy!

Complete Festival Information is available on the Official SFBOT Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

NCBS Volunteer Party Set For This Saturday October 14

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Volunteer Thank You Party is set for this Saturday, October 14 at an undisclosed location.

Invitations have already been sent to all volunteers. If your’s hasn’t arrived, contact NCBS Volunteer Party Chair  (Michael Hall) hallmw (at) gmail (dot) com.

Ten Day Reminder: October 21 Is Deadline For Northern California Bluegrass Awards Nominations

Ten Day Reminder: Nominations for the 11th Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are due on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Nomination Information

San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival Is Wednesday-Sunday This Week

The revival of the San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival (2000-2013, formerly an NCBS event) will run Wednesday through Sunday, October 11-15 at various venues all around town. Complete information is available on the Official Website.

The new event is a project of several bluegrass organizations, including the California Bluegrass Association, and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

WEDNESDAY, October 11

8:00pm — The Bow Ties, Good Not Great, The Lost Church.

THURSDAY, October 12

8:00pm — Evie Ladin, The California Tallboys, The Lost Church.

FRIDAY, October 13

7:00pm — The Handsome Ladies Variety Show, SOMA StreatFood Park. FREE.

SATURDAY, October 14

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators Open Jam, Jane Warner Plaza (Castro and Market Streets). FREE.

7:00pm — SFBOT Square Dance With KC & The Moonshine Band, St. Mary’s Park.

SUNDAY, October 15

Concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre, McLaren Park. FREE.

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis To Headline FREE Sunday Closing Concert For 2017 San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old Time Festival is back after a four-year hiatus! Events will happen all over San Francisco on Wednesday-Sunday, October 11-15, 2017.

A FREE Sunday Closing Concert is set for October 15 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in McLaren Park. Here is the line-up:

SUNDAY, October 15

Noon — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

1:00pm — The Beauty Operators

2:00 — The Crooked Jades

3:00 — Rusty Stringfield

4:00 — The SF Bluegrass All Stars Featuring Laurie Lewis

(Concert ends at 5:15pm)

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day of music in the park!

The original SFBOT festival (with a 14-year run starting in 2000) was organized by a quasi-independent committee of the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The revival is a project of several area bluegrass organizations including the California Bluegrass Association, and is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.