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Bluegrass On Broadway Festival This Weekend, FREE, RWC

Postby hallmw » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:46 pm

The Northern California Bluegrass Society presents:
The Bluegrass On Broadway Festival
Downtown Redwood City, California
February 14-17, 2008
Concerts – Workshops – Film Festival – Lectures – Special Programs
All programs are free and open to the public. Info: (650) 596-9332

Redwood City's "Bluegrass On Broadway" Festival Is This Weekend,
February 14-17, Free To Public

The "Bluegrass On Broadway" Festival in downtown Redwood City will run
this Thursday-Sunday, February 14-17, 2008. The free event is
presented by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The complete
festival schedule can be found at . All events are free
and open to the public.

The Society's Bluegrass On Broadway Festival received principal
financial support from the City of Redwood City's Civic Cultural
Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, and the Peninsula
Christian Center.


Senior Valentine's Day Concert

"Bluegrass On Broadway" will begin with a lively Valentine's Day
Senior Bluegrass Concert on February 14. The senior program will be
held at the Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center, 2600 Middlefield Road,
Redwood City, beginning at 11:30am with an optional Valentine's Day
lunch ($5.00, or $2.50 for those ages 65 and up). Lively Valentine's
Day Bluegrass Music will begin at 11:45am with Redwood City's own
"Autumn and the Fall Guys." The show is free and everyone is welcome,
whether enjoying lunch or not.

The Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center accommodates everyone
regardless of physical condition. Plenty of disabled parking is
available for those holding appropriate permits. The luncheon and
concert are open to all ages.


Noon Office Worker Concert

Day Two of the festival will begin with a free lunchtime concert for
Redwood City's downtown offices workers on Friday, February 15. The
Stoney Mountain Ramblers from Menlo Park will take the stage from
noon to 1:00pm, playing traditional bluegrass music with an original
twist. The band is a crowd favorite at bluegrass festivals around
California and is no stranger to Redwood City library patrons, having
played popular concerts there over the past summer.

Attendees can bring a lunch or buy food to go from nearby Redwood City
downtown restaurants and enjoy their lunch while listening to the
music. In case of rain, the show will go on inside the library.

A Special Evening Of Bluegrass Dining

"Bluegrass On Broadway" will feature a special evening of bluegrass
dining on Friday evening. Patrons will enjoy some of downtown Redwood
City's best restaurants while enjoying a variety of musical offerings
along with their meals. There is no cover charge.

Reservations are recommended, but not required, for these popular places:

7:00-9:00pm – Harmon's Peak (Old Time, Sunnyvale), Little India
(Indian – Moderate) Reservations: (650)
361-8737, 917 Main, Redwood City.

7:30-9:30pm – Cabin Fever (Bluegrass, Mountain View), Bob's Courthouse
Café & Coffee Shop (American – Moderate),
Reservations: (650) 368-6833, 2198 Broadway, Redwood City.

7:30-9:30pm – Seraphim (Folk, Santa Cruz), Angelica's Bistro (American
– Moderate), Reservations: (650) 365-3226, 863
Main, Redwood City.


Northern California Bluegrass Awards And Concert

The First Annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards are set for
Saturday, February 16, in downtown Redwood City, part of "Bluegrass On
Broadway." The free awards program and accompanying concert will be
held at the Peninsula Christian Center Main Hall, 1305 Middlefield
Road. The line-up: 11:00am – Jayme Kelly Curtis & Friends, Noon –
Autumn & The Fall Guys, 1:00pm – Dulcimer Girls, 2:00 – Sidesaddle &
Co., 3:00 – Alhambra Valley Band, 4:00 – Northern California Bluegrass
Awards, 5:00 – Sidesaddle & Co., 6:00 – Bean Creek.

The main concert will be preceded by a Breakfast Show at Main Street
Coffee Roasting Co., 150 Elm Street, Redwood City, 9:00-10:00am, with
the Dulcimer Girls, and by a short 10:00am lecture: "Enjoying &
Understanding Bluegrass Music" at the PCC.


Bluegrass Film Festival

The film portion of the festival will be held at the Redwood City Main
Library at 1044 Middlefield Road, beginning Sunday, February 17 at
noon. Films topics include: Vern Williams, Ola Belle Reed & Family,
Jake Quesenberry, The Goins Brothers, and the Bluegrass Ramble Picnic.
The late Williams and Quesenberry were pioneer leaders who shaped the
Bay Area's bluegrass music community.

Three of the films come from the IBMM's "Bluegrass Master's
Documentary series, one comes courtesy of the Reed family, and one
film was made by WCNY, the Syracuse, New York public television
station. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located in
Owensboro, KY.

IBMM Trustee Carl Pagter of Walnut Creek will emcee the Sunday film
program. A local group of bluegrass jammers known informally as "Jed
Zeppelin" will entertain between films.


THURSDAY, February 14
Valentine's Day Senior Concert
Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center, Redwood City
11:30am-1:00pm. FREE.

11:30am -- Optional Valentine's Day Lunch $5.00/$2.50 Seniors 65 & Up
11:45 – Autumn & The Fall Guys -- Lively Valentine's Bluegrass Music!


FRIDAY, February 15

Noontime Office Workers Concert
Redwood City Main Library Front Steps, Redwood City
(inside the library in case of inclement weather)
Noon-1:00pm. FREE.

Noon – The Stoney Mountain Ramblers -- Bluegrass Goes Downtown!

A Special Evening of Bluegrass Dining
In Various Downtown Redwood City Restaurants
Evening shows. No cover charge. Reservations recommended, but not required.

7:00-9:00pm -- Harmon's Peak (Old-Time) Little India (Indian –
Moderate), (650) 361-8737.

7:30-9:30pm – Cabin Fever (Bluegrass, Mountain View), Bob's Courthouse
Café, (American – Moderate), (650) 368-6833.

7:30-9:30pm – Seraphim (Folk, Santa Cruz), Angelica's Bistro (American
– Moderate), (650) 365-3226.


SATURDAY, February 16

Breakfast Show at Main Street Coffee Roasting Co.
9:00am – FREE

Dulcimer Girls -- Sweet old time music in the morning!
Bluegrass Concert & Awards Show
Peninsula Christian Center Main Hall, Redwood City
10:00am-7:00pm -- FREE

Emcee: Michael Hall, NCBS President

10:00am -- Lecture: Enjoying & Understanding Bluegrass Music
11:00 – Jayme Kelly Curtis & Friends
Noon – Autumn & The Fall Guys
1:00pm – Dulcimer Girls
2:00 – Sidesaddle & Co.
3:00 – Alhambra Valley Band
4:00 – Northern California Bluegrass Awards
5:00 – Sidesaddle & Co.
6:00 – Bean Creek


SUNDAY, February 17

International Bluegrass Music Museum
Bluegrass Master's Film Festival
Redwood City Main Library, Redwood City

Emcee: Carl Pagter, International Bluegrass Music Museum Trustee & Treasurer

Jake Quesenberry (2007) – Traditional bluegrass singer and band leader
of both Pikeville, Kentucky and Morgan Hill, California (IBMM).

Ola Belle Reed & Family (2007) – The "Banjo Pickin' Girl," a pioneer
bluegrass star who inspired later female performers and also led a
multi-generation family of bluegrass songwriters.

The Goins Brothers (2007) – Pikeville, Kentucky's "other" bluegrass
stars spent a half century on the road playing bluegrass music (IBMM).

Bluegrass Ramble Picnic (2007) – Bill Knowlton's classic August
gathering in Syracuse, New York is now 3 decades old.

Vern Williams (2004) – The Father of California Bluegrass Music came
from Arkansas to make California bluegrass traditional (IBMM).



Peninsula Christian Center Main Hall, 1305 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
Fair Oaks Intergenerational Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
Main Street Coffee Roasting Company, 150 Elm Street, Redwood City
Little India, 917 Main, Redwood City
Bob's Courthouse Café, 2198 Broadway, Redwood City
Angelica's Bistro, 863 Main, Redwood City

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