Wednesday, July 06, 2005

All You Need To KNow To Go To The GOF This Weekend!

The NCBS Bluegrass News_________________________ 7/6/05
GOF Special Edition:
All You Need To Know To Go To The
12th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival
July 8-10, 2004 -- Bolado Park, Hollister, CA.
- Have Fun! - Tickets - Camping - Band Schedule - Great Weather (High 77-82 Degrees) - Directions - NO DOGS -- NO PETS -- NO DOGS - Bring Your FM Radio - Bring Your Computer With Wi-Fi - See You This Weekend!
--- Have Fun At The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival ---
The Northern California Bluegrass Society's Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is small, close-in, down home, relaxed and fun! The Friday-Sundaygathering this weekend features 27 great California bluegrass bands on the main stage and 25 more bands on the famed GOF 'tweener stage, an openmike opportunity that alternates with the main stage.
The GOF offers 100% flushy restrooms, hot showers, free Wi-Fi service, shade in the audience area, a low-power FM broadcast of the stage to the camp, excellent sound, shaded tent camping, plenty of convenient, close-in RV camping with many hook-ups, children's activities, a raffle, the NCBS election, food and craft vendors, and easy handicapped access.
Bolado Park is set in a beautiful rural valley with sharply-defined hills above.The GOF is 12 years old this year and is a benefit for the hundreds of events and services the NCBS supplies each year to the bluegrass community of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas.
--- Tickets ---
There will be plenty of tickets at the gate. Cash or checks may be used tobuy your tickets at the gate.
3-Day Adult $652-Day 501-Day Sat. 351-Day Fri or Sun 25
Youths (Ages 13-17) 50% discountSeniors (65 & above) $2 per day discountChildren (12 & under) FREE
--- Camping ---
Camping is free with all multi-day tickets.
RVs that are hooked up to electricity pay $15 per night.
--- Thursday Night Camping ---
For the first time this year, ticket buyers can come to the festival on Thursday AFTER NOON (ONLY) by paying an extra $10 for Thursday night camping. Please help by staying out of the way of our hardworking set-up crew.
-- Band Schedule ---
3:00pm -- Barefoot Nellies4:00 -- Grassfault5:00 -- Stoney Mountain Ramblers6:00 -- Bill Evans' Banjo In America7:00 -- REO Haywagon8:00 -- Bean Creek9:00 -- Circle R Boys
9:00am -- Mighty Crows10:00am -- Wild Oats'n Honey11:00 -- Sibling BrothersNoon -- Abbott Family Band1:00pm -- Faux Renwahs & Special Guest Yodeling Lady Lolita (2:15 -- Workshops)3:00 -- New Five Cents4:00 -- JEDD5:00 -- Birch Lake Ramblers6:00 -- Highway One7:00 -- Dark Hollow8:00 -- Alhambra Valley Band9:00 -- Sidesaddle & Co.
9:00am -- Smith Brothers10:00 -- Windy Ridge11:00 -- Courthouse RamblersNoon -- Earthquake Country1:00pm -- Kids On Stage2:00 -- Mr. Banjo & The Lonesome Wailers3:00 -- Grizzly Peak4:00 -- Fog Valley Drifters
--- (Great!) Weather Forecast ---
Hollister, California --Sunny and Pleasant All Weekend!
Friday: High 82, Low 52Saturday: High 79, Low 52Sunday: High 77, Low 52
--- Directions ---
From The Bay Area:
South on Highway 101 to just past Gilroy.Exit right, then left over bridge on Highway 25 and go southeast towards Hollister.(Follow signs to Pinnacles National Park.)Go through Hollister, then continue south on 25.
From The Central Valley:
Exit I-5 at Highway 152 (Pacheco Pass) and go west towards Gilroy.Turn left on Highway 156 just past Casa de Fruta and go south towards Hollister.Go through Hollister, then continue south on Highway 25.
From The Central Coast:
Take either Highway 101 (or Highway 1 to Highway 129 to 101) north & east towards San Juan Batista.Turn on Highway 156 near San Juan Batista and go east towards Hollister.Go through Hollister, then continue south on Highway 25.
Drive south on Highway 25, following signs to the Pinnacles and Bolado .Park
Bolado Park, The San Benito County Fairgrounds, is 7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25 (and 2 miles south of the town of Tres Pinos).
Enter the festival at Gate 1.
Gas stations, food stores, etc. are plentiful in Hollister and limited in Tres Pinos. The closest ATMs are in Hollister.
--- Festival Rule Change From Last Year ---
NO Pets:
Last year's one-time experiment with "pets allowed" did NOT work. So, once again, the rule is:
This means: NO DOGS ALLOWED.
The rule in detail: Do NOT bring your dog. Your dog will NOT be allowed into the festival. There are NO exceptions to this rule. The fact that last year, we conducted an experiment allowing dogs does NOT mean dogs can come again this year. Your dog CANNOT COME to the GOF.
This means: NO DOGS ALLOWED.
--- Bring Your FM Radio ---
KBUD radio will provide a low-power broadcast of the stage to the camp at 89.3 FM. Bring a standard FM radio to enjoy this service.
--- Bring Your Wi-Fi Equiped Computer ---
NCBS will provide free wireless internet access. Bring along your computer with an internal Wi-Fi card or an external adapter.
All of your friends will be there! We look forward to seeing you!
Michael Hall Discover Bluegrass!

GoOFy Goes Wireless

We have some exciting last-minute NEWS about the GOF -- Please make
sure the Camp Howdy people know about it!

The GOF will be the FIRST EVER bluegrass festival to have Wi-Fi for
all attendees.

Of course, they need to know to bring their computers (with either
with an internal wireless internet access card or an external card).

The service provded by NCBS is FREE.

Thanks and seeya this

So, setup your streaming audio and fill their pipe with that high lonesome sound while I travel out to Sunny, Exotic Oklahoma.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Thanks Joni

Steak, salmon, whore dervies, FOJs, pickin', salmon, squarsh, sangin'. That was beautiful.

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