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: nnbamailbox@gmail.com

or Snail Mail: PO Box 3177, Reno, NV 89505

 

  Plan now to attend the 33nd Annual

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival August 17-19, 2018

We'll keep you up to date over the year on the festival!

Already Slated to appear!!

 

THE SONORAN DOGS

 

They've appeared previously

and are one of our favorites at the show!

Coming Events

 

No band events that I have been apprised of this week.

 

Mountain Music Parlor:  For Classes, Workshops and New items in the Folk Shoppe check the Mountain Music Parlor out at http://www.mountainmusicparlor.com/.

 

 

 

Please let Eric Lovejoy know if you have a gig you want the NNBA membership to know about.  He usually likes to get the e-mails out within the week of performance.   He will continue sending out weekly updates with new events but you can catch a look-ahead by going to the calendar on our NNBA website at http://www.nnba.org/index.html#calendar.

 

If you haven't planned to attend the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival,

August 17-19, 2018, Where in the world have you been?

Go to http://www.nnba.org/bowers-mansion.html for info

 

Why did the Boy Scout take up the banjo?

They make good paddles.

 

Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville

Saturday, Second and Fourth Saturdays, 1pm - 5pm

Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,

Susanville, CA 96130

Jams

$5 drop in, beverages provided

 

Celtic Slow Session

Second Thursday of every month

 

Bluegrass Jam

Second Sunday of every month

 

 

Old Time Jam

Second Wednesday of every month

 

Hosted by Joyce Furlong of the Hwy 40 Band. Joyce is a clawhammerin’, song slingin’, power house, doing the best Appalachian style this side of granny’s corn pipe!

 

Cowboy Jam

Fourth Wednesday of every month

 

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

735 South Center Street

Reno, Nevada

 

Mountain Music Parlor Events

Aloha Ukulele Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month

Grab your ku'uipo (sweetheart) and enjoy making island music with new friends!

 

CONCERTS & EVENTS

 

STUDENT RECITAL

Saturday, December 9th  5 p.m.

 

Followed by by the

Annual MMP Christmas Jam

 

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 2017-18

 

 For more information please visit

http://www.westernfolklife.org/Events/jam-on.html

Ceol Irish Pub Jam

  3rd Monday of every month, 7-10 pm

NEXT:  See NNBA Calendar for date

Ceol Irish Pub, 538 S. Virginia St, Reno, 89501

 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

 

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.

Here's the songlist.

 Upcoming Jam/Workshop dates:

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 10, 2017

Monday Night Volunteers

Contact Steve Gallagher at baconrinds@yahoo.com

Check out the NNBA Calendar below for dates and times and the Events page for in-depth info.

To contact the NNBA, please email: nnbamailbox@gmail.com

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.

 

Click to view or download the NNBA Bylaws

 

Our 2017 NNBA Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 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,

please email:

nnbamailbox@gmail.com

 

 

President: Rick Sparks, (775) 233-0122

 

Vice President: Zona Hairgrove, (775) 771-6347

 

Secretary/Newsletter Editor:  Jerry Robinson, (775) 376-8423

 

 Treasurer: Ray Hopper, (775) 384-2403

 

 Outreach Coordinator: Russ Davies, (775) 219-3333

 

 Membership Coordinator: Eric Lovejoy, (775) 742-7431

 

Activities Coordinator: Martha Greene, (775) 626-3266

 

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 33rd Annual

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

17-19 August, 2018

Reno, Nevada

 

This fantastic festival always features

top nationally-recognized bluegrass bands,

as well as the best in the region.

 

Plan now to attend!!

 

The Sonoran Dogs are gonna be here! You should, too!

 

Click here to go the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival Page

This festival is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,

and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

Have you read the latest issue of The Silver State String Buster???

It's the NNBA newsletter! You really don't want to miss it.

Here ya go?

 

NNBA Newsletter Summer 2017

 

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