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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 August 18, 2021

UPDATE      The Friday Night Concert will be on the Main Stage

at Bowers Mansion instead of Davis Creek as in past years!!!      UPDATE

Friday Night Concert: 7:00 p.m. Southwestern Pilgrimage featuring Randy Brooks


Enjoy the festival on Saturday at Bowers Mansion\


and come back on Sunday Morning for a Worship Service ala Bluegrass at Davis Creek

Sunday Morning: 10:00 featuring Sunday Go To Meeting


Saturday, August 21

Saturday's Festival Lineup

10:30 Monday Night Volunteers

11:30 The Notables                  .

12:15 The Reno Swing Set       .

1:00 Southwestern Pilgrimage   .

(Featuring Randy Brooks)

2:00 The Sonoran Dogs           .

3:15 Crying Uncle                     .

4:15 Raffle                               .

4:45 Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley .



All you NNBA Members and Friends,


First and Third Wednesday NNBA jams are happening!!!!


7:00PM at the First Congregational Church

627 Sunnyside Drive, Reno, NV.


 Of course, we have a few different rules to follow due to current circumstances, please see below:

1. Participants need to bring their own chairs. This is a change from our old jams, as of this time we are not allowed to use the chairs in the jam space.

2. We ask all attendees to wear a mask (that covers both your nose and mouth) if you are NOT fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus or have NOT completed the two-week waiting period after being vaccinated.

3. Please do NOT attend the jam if you are feeling unwell or have recently been caring for someone that is unwell.

4. During the jam, be as respectful as possible of others' space and where possible try to maintain 3 feet of space between members while sitting in the jam circle.

5. Attendees are asked for a voluntary $2.00 donation; this helps us pay for the space we use.


Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!! Let's Pick!!!!

If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way at all feel free to contact Russ Davies.

He can be reached by emailing nnbamailbox@gmail.com.



• The 2021 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival: August 20 - 21 - 22


• The 2021 Millpond Music Festival, at Bishop, CA, September 17-19.



Please let me know if you have a gig or event, you want the NNBA membership to know about.  I usually like to get the e-mails out within the week of performance.  Any earlier and the notice seems to get lost in the shuffle. I 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.


Eric Lovejoy

NNBA Membership Coordinator


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Donate to NNNBA!

Organizations such as the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association exist through membership, funds and monies received from activities and concerts, and donations from a generous public.

We rely on the goodness of your heart and pocketbook to continue our work.

Please consider supporting this wonderful organization through you donation.


Click here to go to the Membership/Donations page.


Bluegrass on the tube

Bluegrass treasures on YouTube.

Sign up or search at bluegrassonthetube.com

Carl Carlson searches YouTube so you don’t have to, for some bluegrass standards you’re sure to know and some unusual ones you’ll wonder how come you never knew.

Every several days he sends out a link for you to check out.



Click here to download

The August NNBA Stringbuster Newsletter



Submit your articles, news, photos


to nnbamailbox@gmail.com



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.


Here's the June 2021 CBA Bluegrass Breakdown Newsletter

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

and right full of cancellations.

Once it's safe to travel, most of these events are an easy reach from

the Reno area and the home of many NNBA members.



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:

7 July, 2021             Wednesday

21 July, 2021           Wednesday

4 August, 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


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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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