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
Tickets are $25 at the Gate
Children 12 & under - FREE!
Here's what is happening this week at the Mountain Music Parlor: The Mae Trio, Saturday August 12, 2017, 7:30PM ~ Maggie, Anita and Elsie are multi-instrumental talented young ladies who are commanding attention with their stellar harmonies and their creative Traditional Folk music. They've just released their 3rd album, with guest artists like Darrell Scott. The trio members are also offering an intense Harmonies Workshop geared for those with some singing experience and can hold a part. This is a must take Workshop, you'll have 3 professional teachers at once! Get your tickets soon, as MMP fills up fast! See what else is going on at the MMP at
Some news from our NNBA member Jim Dunn from Markleeville: Next weekend on Sunday the 13th, Beans Sousa and Slade Rivers with the Slade Rivers Band will be playing for Music in the Park 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. These guys do mostly bluegrass and will be promoting their new album "Honky Tonk Highway".
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.
Calling All Volunteers!
We are asking for volunteers for the 2017 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.
We are looking for people to help with the NNBA booths (t-shirt sales, water, raffle, etc) and Security.
If you are a member current with dues and put in 4 hours of volunteer service
you will get free entrance to the festival!
Plus, the general good feeling of helping out a great organization
with an awesome festival!
Please contact Zona Hairgrove at email@example.com or 775-771-6347
to volunteer or for more info.
Please contact Steve Gallagher at (760) 709-0181 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer security duty or for more info.
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
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 16, 2017
Wednesday, September 7, 2017
To contact the NNBA, please email: email@example.com
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?
Monday Night Volunteers
Contact Steve Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass & Root Music Jam - Susanville
Saturday, August 26, 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
September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Second Sunday of every month
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3pm
Old Time Jam
Second Wednesday of every month
Next: September 13, 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
August 12, 7:30
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!!
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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