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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

NNBA News and Info

for October 5, 2021

Drop by on the First and Third Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. for the

NNBA Bluegrass Workshop/Jam

held at the First Congregational Church of Reno.

 627 Sunnyside Drive, Reno, NV 89503.


A quick note from Rick Sparks, our President:

"Karen and I invite everyone to Skipolinis Restaurant this coming Thursday, October 7th.  We will be performing from 6-9pm at the indoor lounge unless the weather warms up.  Lots of food and wonderful music with perhaps a guest or two sitting in with us.

Hope to see you there and thanks for supporting our musical efforts."


As we receive news for coming activities, we'll post that here. To submit info, send it to nnbamailbox@gmail.com

See you, soon!

Eric Lovejoy

How about a local radio show? Join Jim Davidson for Roots Junction

on KWNK Radio 97.7 FM

Friday Mornings at 10:00 and Sunday Afternoons at 3:00

Also available live on kwnkradio.org

Some more Bluegrass on the radio for you:  The Bluegrass Cafe is on The Bluegrass Jamboree

Join Terry Brewer as he brings The Bluegrass Cafe to the airwaves, Sunday at 3 - 5 pm Pacific only on TheBluegrassJamboree.com with a mix of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel live from the Streets of Bakersfield.

Check out The Bluegrass Jamboree website and if you can help us out by adding links on your website or newsletters.


About Terry Brewer:  He is currently a member of the California Bluegrass Association, IBMA, and the Southwest Bluegrass Association. Webmaster for the Southwest Bluegrass Association website at www.southwestbluegrass.org and The Bluegrass Jamboree at www.thebluegrassjamboree.com  Editor for the Southwest Bluegrass Association Newsletter, The Bluegrass Soundboard.


California Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Breakdown

These monthly newsletters cover events (festivals, concerts, camps, jams, etc.) in Northern California,

Most of these events are an easy reach from

the Reno area and the home of many NNBA members.

Most months we keep a link to their newsletter here.



NNBA Beginning/Intermediate/Advance Jams

 at the Mountain Music Parlor

 735 S. Center Street, Reno, NV

Beginning Bluegrass Jam/Lesson

4th Wednesday 6:00

1 hour of learning the Bluegrass character,

licks and songs.



Intermediate/Advanced Jam

Fourth Wednesday of the month 7-10 P.M.

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 The Mountain Music Parlor




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:

6 October, 2021             Wednesday

20 October, 2021           Wednesday

3 November, 2021       Wednesday

Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville

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

Lassen County Arts Council Inc

807 Cottage St, Susanville, CA 96130


Monday Night Volunteers

Contact Steve Gallagher at baconrinds@yahoo.com

735 South Center Street

Reno, Nevada


Mountain Music Parlor Events


See narrative below schedule for latest information on

Reno's Premiere Music Experience!


OPEN Thursday & Friday 10-6

Saturday 10-5


        Welcome to Mountain Music Parlor!

Open Thursday & Friday 10 - 6 / Saturday 10-5

Reno’s first ever Folk Music House where music is made and friends gather.

We're open again and ready to support your music needs.

Give a call to 775/843-5500 for the current news!

We’re Three (3) business’s in one:

Music Lessons, Folk Music Store & a Listening Room which is kind of like a mini concert hall < Amazing!

NEED something or want an instrument to play? We’ve got the best & most unique selection in Northern Nevada! From Native American Flutes, banjo’s & fiddles to Harps, Irish Bodhrans & Ukulele’s!

Please come and shop local. Will make all the difference to our survival.

Call for your Private Shopping experience 775/843-5500


For more information


The Mountain Music Parlor

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 2019 !


 For more information please visit


It's time to break out Bluegrass humor again!


How do I know the toothbrush was invented by a banjo player?


If it had been invented by anyone else it would be called the "teethbrush"!

NNBA Events Calendar


nvartscouncil.org                                                                     www.arts.gov

The Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,

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







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