Kitchen Help Headed For Tres Pinos For 23rd Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival August 11-14

Redwood City’s Kitchen Help is headed to Tres Pinos for the 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival which will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park.

The new place (next to Bolado Park) offers improved facilities in the same small, beautiful valley as past festivals (7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25).

The August 11-14, 2016 festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands and is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, which supports bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and all of Northern California.

Discount Advance Tickets are available on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount, while Non-Members receive a discount.

Kitchen Help

Kitchen Help

Tres Pinos in 1891.

Tres Pinos in 1891.

Advance Online Tickets

NCBS Membership

GOF Flyer

Pacifica’s Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Welcomes The Return Of The Stoney Mountain Ramblers On May 21

The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

The Surf Spot, Pacifica.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers (Menlo Park) will return to the stage of the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Pacifica on Saturday, May 21. The FREE event will be held 11:00am-6:00pm at The Surf Spot near Rockaway Beach.

The first NCBS-welcomed Foggy Mountain festival was held last September and was a big success. The plan (pending continued good bluegrass fan attendance) is to hold the outdoor festival each May & September. The venue is a beautiful place for music and good food and drink will be available.

The line-up for spring also includes Foggy Coast Kids, True Life Troubadours, Dim Lights, Redwood Ramblers, The Blue J’s, & Sara Rodenburg.

Thanks to The Surf Spot Restaurant for presenting bluegrass music on the coast!

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The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Three Great Northern California Bluegrass Society Events With Top Area Talent Are Coming Up In May

Outdoor performance area at The Surf Spot.

The Surf Spot

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society will help bring great bluegrass shows featuring top area talent on the first three Saturdays in May. This will be a great way to start off the summer season of bluegrass!

Mountain View Masonic Hall

Mountain View Masonic Hall

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7 — The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, Redwood Bluegrass Associates, Masonic Hall, Mountain View. (NCBS-welcomed) Tickets

14 — Historic 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, Duck Pond Stage, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz. FREE. Line-Up

21 — Spring Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, The Surf Spot Restaurant Patio Stage, Pacifica. FREE. (NCBS-welcomed) Line-Up

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair (Illustration by Linda Descoteaux).

The Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair at the Duck Pond Stage (Illustration by Linda Descoteaux).

The Redwood Ramblers Set For NCBS Spring Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival On May 21

Michelle Haft of the Redwood Ramblers

Michelle Haft of the Redwood Ramblers

surf-spot-logoThe Redwood Ramblers (San Francisco) will perform at the Spring Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 21.

The FREE event will be held at The Surf Spot in Pacifica.

bglogoOther Bands: Foggy Coast Kids, True Life Troubadours, Dim Lights, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, The Blue J’s, & Sara Rodenburg.

Good food and drink will be available.

redwood-ramblers-posed-heads-bwThe new festival started last September and will be held each spring & fall. The event is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Thanks for your support!

Joseph Shipp of the Redwood Ramblers

Joseph Shipp of the Redwood Ramblers

The Abbott Brothers Set For May 14th Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair At The Duck Pond Stage

The Abbott Brothers

The Abbott Brothers

NCBS/SCBS Bluegrass Fair

NCBS/SCBS Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Abbott Brothers are set to perform at the FREE 30th Annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Complete Bluegrass Fair Line-Up

The historic Noon-6:00pm concert in the park is the oldest outdoor music event in Santa Cruz and will be held at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

The relaxed afternoon of music and friends is the traditional kick-off for the outdoor bluegrass season. Food and a raffle will be available.

The event is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Is Set For August 11-14 At The San Benito County Historical Park In Tres Pinos

The San Benito County Historical Park

The Historical Village of The San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The 23rd Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held next door to Bolado Park (which was the event’s home 1994-2015) at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister). The new place is beautiful, has more grass and shade, and offers improved facilities.

The fun August 11-14, 2016 gathering is a benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society, which supports bluegrass music in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey Bay Area, and in all of Northern California.

Discount Advance Tickets are available on this website. NCBS Members receive a deep discount.

Non-Members receive a discount.

The view to Bolado Park from the next door San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

The view to Bolado Park from the next door San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos.

Discount Advance Online Tickets

Northern California Bluegrass Society Membership

GOF Festival Flyer

Historical Park Location Map

Tres Pinos Location Map

Main Stage Line-Up

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Redwood Bluegrass Associates To Present The Tuttles With A. J. Lee On May 7 In Mountain View

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee

Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present The Tuttles With A. J. Lee in concert on Saturday, May 7 at the Masonic Hall in Mountain View. The show is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The 7:30pm concert will be preceded by an open jam beginning at 5:00pm. Pie and coffee will be available. The program will conclude the 2015-16 RBA concert season.

The Mountain View Masonic Hall is at 890 Church Street, near downtown restaurants. There is plenty of parking in the Masonic lot, the nearby public library lot and on the street.

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The True Life Troubadours Headed For The Surf Spot In Pacifica On May 21

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

bglogoThe True Life Troubadours (Boulder Creek) will perform at the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 21, 11:00am-6:00pm. The fun, informal gathering will be held at The Surf Spot near Rockaway Beach in Pacifica.

Other bands include The Foggy Coast Kids, The Dim Lights, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, The Blue J’s, Redwood Ramblers, & Sara Rodenburg.

The FREE outdoor festival is presented by The Surf Spot Restaurant and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Good food and drink will be available. Last fall’s inaugural event was a huge success!

The True Life Troubadours

The True Life Troubadours