Jams, Workshops, Festivals,

Concerts, Get-Togethers

and anything else

that'd be fun to go to

Yup! That's

Sage Creek a playin' in the background!

This page is the place to get all kinds of information about happenings in the area. We'll keep you up-to-date with details, flyers, locations, and contact information for anything we hear about!

Come on out and join in for Jams, Workshops and Festivals. Keep an eye on the Calendar on the Home Page for specific dates and times.

(Page background music is Gotta Travel on by Sage Creek.

Check out the video below and visit a jam, soon!)

When you hear about something coming up, feel free to let us know about it.

Annie Pinkerton, (775) 225-9462

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. These jams are for players at all levels and experience.




NNBA Intermediate/Advanced Jam

Ceol Irish Pub

NEXT:  Check the NNBA Calendar

Ceol Irish Pub, 538 S. Virginia St., Reno

 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


The Monday Night Volunteers is Northern Nevada's oldest and most respected bluegrass band.  These musicians have given tirelessly of themselves to Reno and neighboring communities, bringing music and smiles to listeners for many years.


The MNV will entertain you with plenty of stories, laughs and lots of good, toe-tappin' music!


For bookings, contact Tex Tankersley: ditextank@att.net


Follow their schedule

on the NNBA Calendar


Bluegrass & Root Music Jam Susanville

Monthly Jams are held at the Arts Council, 807 Cottage St., Susanville, CA on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. In the winter, hours are 1:00 - 5:00pm. In the summer, hours are 5:00 - 8:00pm. Contact Suzanne McDonald at (530) 375-0199, or msuzanne75@gmail.com each month for info and directions.

All instruments and abilities are welcome.

Lassen County Arts Council Inc, 807 Cottage St,

Susanville, CA 96130

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



Let's start out with our own

2017 Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

18-20 August, 2017

Cartoon by Larry Brennan

The Lost River Bluegrass Festival

is just over the border into Oregon.

No passports needed!


This is a brand new festival and is looking to be a good one.


Nevada's own local band "RICOCHET"

is on the Marquee for this one.


NNBA President Rick Sparks will be doing one of his

Wernick Method Jam Camps for this festival. Always fun and a great learning experience


Looks like fun! Click on the poster at left for more information!


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