Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Elections Due By June 1, 2015

bglogoThe annual election for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors will be held at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm, and by mail.

Candidate Statements are due to  (Linda Descoteaux) lindadakota (at) gmail (dot) com, editor of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine, by June 1, 2015, for publication in the July-August issue.

Statements are limited to 100 words and submission of a picture is optional. Information: (559) 222-1468.

NCBS Welcomes The Tuttles With A. J. Lee To San Jose Concert At St. James Church

A. J. Lee

A. J. Lee

Jack Tuttle

Jack Tuttle

The Tuttles With A. J. Lee (Palo Alto) will perform at a Woodshed Music & Arts concert at St. James Church, 1565 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. The Saturday evening May 23 program will begin at 7:30pm.

The three-year old Woodshed series brings a variety of musical styles, including bluegrass, to the South Bay.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this show.

St. James Church, San Jose

St. James Church, San Jose

Naked Bootleggers, True Life Troubadours, Eddie DuCommun Set For May 2 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

The Naked Bootleggers

The Naked Bootleggers

Eddie Ducommun

Eddie Ducommun

The Naked Bootleggers, The True Life Troubadours, and The Eddie DuCommun Band will perform at the 2015 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair on Saturday, May 2. Five Bands will fill the afternoon line-up.

The FREE gathering at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

The 29th annual fair, which features music, food, grass, trees, spring weather, and friends, is the kick-off for the outdoor bluegrass music season in Northern California.

The True Life Troubadours

The True Life Troubadours

Three Month Reminder: Good Old Fashioned Discount Advance Ticket Sales End July 22

Three Month Reminder: Discount Advance Ticket Sales for the 2015 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival end on July 22. The 22nd annual festival will be held August 6-9 at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos (7 miles south of Hollister).

Official GOF Festival Flier

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Donations Now Being Collected For Fall Camp

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Walker Creek Ranch

ncbs-plain-logoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, is now collecting funds from donors for the NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund for students at the upcoming Fall 2015 Walker Creek Camp set for October 8-11.

The fund, which is managed by a NCBS committee, accepts tax-deductible donations and disburses scholarships for deserving music camp students.

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

Donations to the NCBS 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 seek a tax deduction may make donations directly to the camp.

Ingrid Noyes, not NCBS, runs the music camp, which is held at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma.

Walker Creek Music Camp

The NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival To Present The Stoney Mountain Ramblers August 6-9

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will present The Stoney Mountain Ramblers (Menlo Park) at the Bolado Park Event Center, Tres Pinos.

The 22nd annual festival will run Thursday through Sunday, August 6-9, 2015. The GOF is a showcase of top California bluegrass bands.

GOF Festival Flier

GOF Volunteer Form

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Stoney Mountain Ramblers

The Down Beets & Eddie DuCommun Band To Play At May 2 Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair

Eddie DuCommun

Eddie DuCommun

bglogoThe Down Beets and the Eddie DuCommun Band will play on Saturday May 2 at the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair.

The relaxed afternoon concert at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park next to the courthouse in Santa Cruz will feature 5 Bands. The fair is presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society.

The gathering is a Rite Of Spring celebrating the opening of the outdoor bluegrass season in Northern California.

Enjoy!

The Down Beets

The Down Beets

Della Mae Will Perform At May 2 RBA Concert In Mountain View

The First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View

The First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View

Della Mae will appear in a Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert in Mountain View on Saturday Evening, May 2.

The show at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View will conclude the current season. The monthly series will return in the fall.

All RBA concerts are welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

An open jam at the church will begin at 5:00pm. Concert doors will open at 7:00pm for the 7:30pm show.

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Della Mae

Della Mae