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
Here it Comes!! This year’s Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) Post 1864 Veteran Fundraiser,
The 2017 Tartan Day Ceilidh. Sage Creek will perform at this year’s fundraiser;
It will be held on Saturday April 8th from 5pm until 9pm at the VFW California Building (75 Cowan Drive, Reno NV …. Located in Idlewild Park); This Scottish party will have Celtic & Bluegrass music performances, grilled bangers & burgers, other pot luck food items, a bonnie knee contest, raffle drawings,
a SAMS Medal presentation, and much bravado. Visit the NNBA Events page for more info!
Here's what's coming up at the Mountain Music Parlor:
Saturday, April 8 ~ Joe Craven concert (If you didn't get tickets by now, it's too late. He's sold out!)
and Special Play Well With Others Workshop.
Sunday, April 9 ~ Bluegrass JAM - all levels.
Check out the NEW location and day for the NNBA Intermediate/Advanced Jam.
3rd Monday of the Month at the Ceol Irish Pub, 538 S. Virginia!
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. Any earlier and the notice seems to get lost in the shuffle. 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.
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, April 5 & 19, 2017
Wednesdays, May 3rd & 17th, 2017
Ceol Irish Pub Jam
3rd Monday of every month, 7-10 pm
NEXT: Monday, April 17, 2017
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
Monday Night Volunteers
Contact Steve Gallagher at email@example.com
Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 5pm - 8pm
Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,
Susanville, CA 96130
Did y'all know there's another great local Bluegrass Festival! In addition to our own Bowers Bluegrass Festival, thar's one comin' up in Susanville! June 23-25, 2017!
Go to https://lassencountyfair.org/interim-events/bluegrass-festival/ for info!
735 South Center Street
Second Sunday of every month
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3pm
Old Time Jam
Second Wednesday of every month
Next: April 12, 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: April 19, 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
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
What's the difference between a fiddler playing in "D" and a locksmith?
A locksmith knows how to change keys, and can get paid for it !
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 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,
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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