Picking on Hate | Kathy Kallick & The Picks | Bluegrass Benefit Concert for ILRC
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Picking on Hate | Kathy Kallick & The Picks | Bluegrass Benefit Concert for ILRC

The Picks will be backing up the fabulously handsome Kathy Kallick at a show benefiting the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. This is an annual benefit concert put on by Pickin' on Hate and also features Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band, plus The Town Howlers. All proceeds will go directly to ILRC and be matched by Home Music Project.

Check out Ashkenaz for advanced tickets! 

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The Great 48 Jam
Jan
11
to Jan 14

The Great 48 Jam

  • 801 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA, 93301 United States (map)
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Bluegrassers from all over the country, including beginners to advanced, make the annual trek to Bakersfield, California to experience hours of jamming, workshops, showcase bands and a band scramble, not to mention bluegrass camaraderie with new and old friends.

The Great 48 Jam

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The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Handsome Ladies Variety Showcase: SFBOT Night #3

Tonight we celebrate women songwriters and/or songs made famous by women performed by a variety of singers and musicians backed by The Picks, a Handsome Ladies pick-up band. Featuring Bay Area local legends and talents Mary Gibbons (guitar), Martha Hawthorne (bass), Amy Scher (fiddle), Hailey Pexton (mandolin) and The Handsome Ladies' own, Yennie Brecheisen (banjo), the evening is sure to be one for the ages.

We're pleased to announce that the following members of our broader bluegrass community have been selected to perform in our variety showcase:

Krishna Feeney
"Miss Leo" Matthews
Betty Bugaj
Ryan Breen
Jody Richardson
Hideaki Mizuno
Kara Kundart
Ricki Shore

The evening will be emcee'd by "The Facilitator" Jessica Furui with a special intermission performance of the Loud Ladies Foot Patrol.

Show starts promptly at 7pm. Come one, come all! 

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NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
Aug
10
to Aug 13

NCBS' Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

  • San Benito County Historical Park (map)
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The Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.

The festival takes place on the second weekend in August at San Benito County Historical Park, just south of Hollister.  Tickets here.

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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival
May
19
to May 22

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

It’s almost time for the second annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Three days and nights of concerts, jams, free workshops, student performances, and an all around good time. Featuring Robbie Fulks, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, The Bow Ties, Lonely Heartstring Band, Keith Little & Little Band, Bean Creek, and many more, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it!

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