About Us


San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Club (NCBFC) offers a variety of activities, events and benefits for members:

First Tuesday Music Nights: free, open to members and the general public, offering live bluegrass and folk music beginning at 7 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. We meet at Round Table Pizza, on the corner of Ash & Washington Streets in Escondido. See the Music Night page of this website for info on next month's featured band.

Campouts: two campouts per year, usually held the third weekend in April and July. Lots of jamming, casual music workshops, potluck dinner, and an evening concert or band scramble or jamming opportunity for campers and the public. A chance to relax, meet new folks, and practice your music skills or learn new ones in a casual setting. Visit our camping page for current info.

Concerts: NCBFC sometimes produces concerts of local or touring artists around San Diego County. We also help publicize concerts and festivals sponsored by other associations who support bluegrass and folk or acoustic music. Look on the Special Events page for any upcoming concerts sponsored or promoted by NCBFC.

Acoustic Jams are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Round Table Pizza, Washington & Ash Streets, where we also hold our 1st Tuesday night live events. The jam starts at 6:30pm and lasts several hours.

Festivals: In 2003 NCBFC co-created (with SDBS) a new event - Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival - now held every August in Vista CA. See the Summergrass website for up to date information on the Festival. From 1999-2002, we also produced the Julian Bluegrass Festival.

Publications: Our club newsletter, The San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Broadcast, is published 12 times a year. Our entertaining and informative newsletter is emailed just prior to the next monthly meeting. Filled with news of local happenings, artists, album reviews and sources for supplies, etc, the "Broadcast" also includes a detailed multi-page listing of folk and bluegrass music events, festivals, appearances and other things to do in and around Southern California. This is emailed to members and selected supporters and media.

see sample newsletter pages

Our emailings are generally accompanied with festival and concert flyers from various promoters in California, Arizona and Nevada who know that our members enjoy these events. For a sample newsletter copy, including a membership application, please contact us with your request and include your email address. Or pick up a sample copy at one of our events!

Volunteers are always welcome! We have a variety of ways you can participate. Join us for some fun! Visit the volunteer page or contact us for more info on having fun volunteering.

Our events are typically open to the public, but becoming a club member offers you some special benefits and opportunities, plus a chance to support the organization with nominal dues. YOU can support the music by joining! Household Memberships are only $20 per year. Please visit our Membership webpage to sign up. We'd love to have you join the fun!



Our Purpose

San Diego North County Bluegrass and Folk Club was formed in 1989.
NCBFC is an affiliate of "Folk Routes, Inc.," a non-profit corporation promoting bluegrass and folk music in the North County area. We are an ALL Volunteer organization!

Our specific purpose is to promote the enjoyment, education and charitable participation in the American folk and bluegrass tradition of music.

As a 501 (c) (3) corporation, contributions to Folk Routes, Inc. or the San Diego North County Bluegrass and Folk Club are deductible under section 170(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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