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
or Snail Mail: PO Box 3177, Reno, NV 89505
Tickets for the 32nd Annual
Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival
Pre-Sale: $20 (Children 12 & under - FREE!)
AFTER AUGUST 12, TICKETS ARE $25
2017 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival Adult Ticket
Pre-sale Total Price - $20 + $1 Paypal Fee = $21 total
Make sure you print out your receipt and bring it to the festival!!! It's your Entrance Ticket!
Suspect Terrane will be playing this Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 5 to 7PM in the
Markleeville Park next to the library on Montgomery Street for the Music in the Park
2017 series in Markleeville, CA. Markleeville is a totally neat place to visit. Well off the
beaten path, 20 miles south of Minden off Highway 88, on Highway 89. The series is
sponsored by, among others, Alpine County Friends of the Library. There is no cover
charge but Donations to the Friends of the Library are welcome.
Bring a picnic, the family, and a blanket or chair. This is a tobacco free event.
Here's what is happening this week at the Mountain Music Parlor: Cowboy Song & Lore Gathering: Wednesday July 26, 2017, 6:00PM ~ Bring your instruments to enjoy learning the old songs of the trails! Saturday July 29, Special BIG ALOHA Concert with Keiki and Leo from the Big Island! The Finest Slack Key guitarists this side of the California Coast! Original Hawaiian songs, creative and beautiful music making you'll love! PLUS they're giving Workshops in Slack Key and Ukulele! But you must sign up right away. Your participation always makes a difference! Come hungry because the Aloha Shack Food Truck will be there ready to serve you! See what else is going on at the MMP at
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.
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?
To contact the NNBA, please email: email@example.com
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, August 2, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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
Monday Night Volunteers
Contact Steve Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5pm - 8pm
Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,
Susanville, CA 96130
If you haven't planned to attend the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival,
August 18-20, 2017, Where in the world have you been?
Go to http://www.nnba.org/bowers-mansion.html for info
$5 drop in, beverages provided
Celtic Slow Session
Second Thursday of every month
Auugust 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Second Sunday of every month
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 3pm
Old Time Jam
Second Wednesday of every month
Next: August 9, 2017 at 7:00
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!
Fourth Wednesday of every month
Next: August 23, 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
735 South Center Street
Aloha Ukulele Club
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month
Grab your ku'uipo (sweetheart) and enjoy making island music with new friends!
CONCERTS & EVENTS
Mele u’hane JULY 29
Father and son Duo unlike anything you’ll ever experience. Keiki and Leo bring the beautiful spirit of Hawaii to you with amazing talent and love.
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 banjo player and a savings bond?
A savings bond eventually matures and earns money.
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
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
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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