Welcome to the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association. The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass, old-time, traditional and related folk music - acoustic music from a common American heritage - in the Northern Nevada area. For more info email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join us for the bi-monthly
NNBA Bluegrass Workshop/Jam
held at the First Congregational Church of Reno.
627 Sunnyside Drive, Reno, NV 89503
The jams are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Upcoming Jam/Workshop dates:
Wednesdays, March 1st & 15th, 2017
Wednesdays, April 5 & 19, 2017
Blind Onion Jam
2nd Monday of every month, 7-10 pm
NEXT: Monday, 13 March, 2017
Blind Onion Pizza and Pub, 834 Victorian Square, Sparks
This is an intermediate/advanced jam. Pickers are expected to know the tunes and play up to speed.
One bass player at a time (take turns).
Beginners are welcome to play along, but perhaps sit outside the main circle or just come and listen.
For more information
contact Neil Linden at (925)550-8694
Monday Night Volunteers
Contact Steve Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville
Saturday, 25 March, 2017, 5pm - 8pm
Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,
Susanville, CA 96130
735 South Center Street
Second Sunday of every month
Sunday, 12 March, 2017, 3pm
Old Time Jam
Second Wednesday of every month
Next: 8 March, 2017 at 7:00
Hosted by Joyce Furlong of Hwy 40 Band. Joyce is a clawhammerin’, song slingin’, power house, doing the best Appalachian style this side of granny’s corn pipe!
Third Wednesday of every month
Next: 15 March, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
Hosted by Tex Weir. A true Texan with a 200 year frontier family history! His songs and yarns are quite the treat (if ya believe him!) He’s partnered with MMP to teach y'all the real Cowboy songs
Aloha Ukulele Club
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Grab your ku'uipo (sweetheart) and enjoy making island music with new friends!
CONCERTS & EVENTS
March 2, The Railsplitters
March 7, Sean Nos Irish Dance Class
March 12, Leprechaun Run - 8 am
April 8, Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Western Folklife Center Jam
Western Folklife Center, Pioneer Saloon, 501 Railroad Street, Elko
The Western Folklife Center hosts "Jam On!", a monthly jam session
for all musicians, from beginner to professional.
Spectators are welcome, and the Pioneer Saloon will be open.
Join us for some old-time, country, western, and Celtic music jamming
from 6-8 pm every second Wednesday of the month in 2017.
For more information please visit
NNBA Events Calendar
About the NNBA
The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving bluegrass, old-time, traditional and related folk music - acoustic music from a common American heritage - in the Northern Nevada area.
The NNBA conducts a variety of activities for its members and the general public, including but not limited to: hosting informal potluck dinners to encourage musicians to play together; publishing an informational and educational newsletter; sponsoring and conducting related workshops, jams, special presentations and educational sessions; and sponsoring and conducting the Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.
A large number of NNBA members volunteer many hours of their time throughout the year for various fund-raising events that support other non-profit organizations, City and County Parks and Recreation Departments, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities.
Our 2016 NNBA Board of Directors
2016 NNBA Board of Directors
Back row - Eric Lovejoy, Ray Hopper, Russell Davies, Jerry Robinson
Front row - Martha Greene, Rick Sparks, Zona Hairgrove
Board of Directors Contact Information
To contact the NNBA or anyone associated with the organization,
President: Rick Sparks, (775) 233-0122
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Jerry Robinson, (775) 376-8423
Treasurer: Ray Hopper, (775) 384-2403
Membership Coordinator: Eric Lovejoy, (775) 742-7431
Activities Coordinator: Martha Greene, (775) 626-3266
Newly Elected at 2017 NNBA Annual Meeting
Board Members, Emeritus
Annie Pinkerton, (775) 225-9462
Kathi Scott, (775) 322-5039
Webmaster (Not a member of the Board): Ray Ritch, (775) 527-7870
Plan now to attend
The 32nd Annual
Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival
18-20 August, 2017
This fantastic festival always features
top nationally-recognized bluegrass bands,
as well as the best in the region.
Plan now to attend!!
Keep watching this site for more information
as plans and commitments are made.
This festival is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Copyright 2017 by Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association.
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