NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Brings A FREE Weekend Of Bluegrass Fun To Redwood City Beginning This Friday

Big Saturday Concert

This weekend will be full of FREE bluegrass fun in Redwood City. The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, and on Monday, January 30 at various venues all around town.

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

The 10th Annual event will include the Northern California Bluegrass Awards on Saturday and the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival on Monday. There will be a big all-day Saturday concert and evening entertainment on Friday & Saturday. All events are free and open to the public.

Complete Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Schedule

The festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and by support from the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services and the Redwood City Public Library. Additional support comes from Redwood City area businesses and individuals.

Finalists For Best Bluegrass Band At The Northern California Bluegrass Awards On Saturday, January 28 In Redwood City

These bands are the finalists for Best Bluegrass Band at the 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Awards. The Awards Show will be held on Saturday, January 28, 3:00-5:00pm, at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Threatre, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City, as part of the FREE weekend-long NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, January 27-28 & January 30.

Complete Weekend Festival Schedule

Bean Creek

High Country

Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

Windy Hill


Schedule Announced For 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the schedule for the 10th Annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival in Redwood City, January 27-28 and January 30, 2017.

All festival events are FREE and held in Redwood City.

FRIDAY, January 27

8:00-10:00pm — Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

SATURDAY, January 28

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert

10:00am-5:00pm — Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theatre, 1455  Madison Avenue.

10:00am — Special Film Presentation: The Waltz To Westphalia (Joe Weed, CA)

11:00 — 35 Years Of Trouble

Noon — The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers

1:00pm — The Blue Js

2:00pm — Bean Creek

3:00-5:00 — Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show with additional musical performances.

6:00-8:00pm — 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway.

8:00-10:00pm — Edgewood Mountain Boys, Freewheel Brewing Company, 3737 Florence Street.

MONDAY, January 30

NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

6:30-8:30pm — Community Room, Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.

Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)

How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)

The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)

Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert, FREE, Set For Saturday, January 28 In Redwood City

The 10th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The FREE program will be held at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center Threatre, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City.

The line-up will be announced shortly. The awards show will be held from 3:00-5:00pm.

The show is part of the FREE weekend-long Northern California Bluegrass Society Bluegrass On Broadway Festival at various venues in Redwood City. The festival receives principal financial support from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers Set For The Summit House On January 26

The Summit House Thursday Bluegrass Series will present a performance by The Stoney Mountain Ramblers on January 26. The series is presented by the Summit House and welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

The FREE show is from 6:00-8:30pm at the Summit House Beer Garden & Grill, located six miles south of Los Gatos on Highway 17.

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

Brookdale Bluegrass Announces Initial Spring Line-Up For March 10-12 Festival

Brookdale Bluegrass has announced the initial line-up for the March 10-12, 2017 Spring Festival. An extra day has been added to the event, which will be held for the first time at the Mt. Cross Camp in Felton.

The Bands: Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Faux Renwah, Coffee Zombie Collective, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Toby Gray & Hiway Budda, and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band. More bands will be announced.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes the festival to our area.

10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival Line Up Announced For January 30 In Redwood City

The Northern California Bluegrass Society has announced the line-up for the 10th Annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival in Redwood City on Monday, January 30, 2017.

The FREE program will begin at 6:30pm at the Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road in the Community Room.

Banjos Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers (Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films, CA)

How To Make A Guitar In Two Minutes (Herb Moore, CA)

The Whippoorwill’s Cry (Curtis Leslie, CA)

This portion of the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival was originally set for Sunday, January 29, but was rescheduled for the next day due to a venue scheduling conflict. The festival is supported by a base grant from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and by other agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals in the Redwood City area. The FREE weekend event will be held on Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28 and on Monday, Janaury 30, 2017.

Final RBA Concerts Coming Up This Spring In Mountain View

Peter Rowan in the days of yore.

Redwood Bluegrass Associates has set the organization’s final concerts this spring at the Masonic Hall in Mountan View. They are:

January 21 — Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

February 18 — Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

March 18 — John Reischman & The Jaybirds

April 22 — Final RBA Concert With Performers To Be Announced

This is the last season in the 25-year run of these concerts, all welcomed throughout the years by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes