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.
The program we previously used to design the website is no longer available.
Check back frequently as the new site takes form.
In the meantime, here is a tasting of the regular workshops and jams in the area.
Remember to check out:
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:
Wednesday October 19th, 2016
Wednesday November 2nd & 16th, 2016
Wednesday December 7th & 21st, 2016
Blind Onion Jam
2nd Monday of every month, 7-10 pm
NEXT: Monday, 14 November
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
Monday 10/17/2016 7:00-9:00
Contact Steve Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville
Saturday, October 22nd, 5pm - 8pm
Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,
Susanville, CA 96130
735 South Center Street
Second Sunday of every month
Sunday, November 13 November, 3pm
Old Time Jam
Second Wednesday of every month
Next: October 12 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: September 21 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
2nd Annual BOOGRASS Event
Friday , October 28, 7:00.
Battle of the Bands - limit 4 members - PRIZES!
Costume contest - PRIZES!
Cover charge - $10.00, kids $5.00
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 2016.
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 - Annie Pinkerton, Kathi Scott, Martha Greene, Eric Lovejoy
Front row - Ray Hopper, Rick Sparks, Jerry Robinson
Board of Directors Contact Information
President: Rick Sparks, (775) 233-0122
Vice President: Kathi Scott, (775) 322-5039
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Jerry Robinson, (775) 376-8423
Treasurer: Ray Hopper, (775) 384-2403
Outreach Coordinator: Annie Pinkerton, (775) 225-9462
Membership Coordinator: Eric Lovejoy, (775) 742-7431
Activities Coordinator: Martha Greene, (775) 626-3266
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.
All rights reserved.