Bluegrass On Broadway Festival Stomps Into Redwood City Tonight

Three days of Bluegrass concerts, films and awards.

The seventh annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival opens Jan. 24   Patch file photo
The seventh annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival opens Jan. 24 Patch file photo

[Editor's Note: The following information was received by Patch from the City of Redwood City, and is reprinted here.]

The seventh annual Bluegrass On Broadway Festival will have Redwood City on its feet this weekend, starting with an evening show at Little India Friday night, followed by a daylong concert Saturday and the nation's only Bluegrass film fest on Sunday. In addition, bluegrass bands will be playing each evening in local venues. All events are free. 

Bluegrass music is family-friendly, acoustic music played on banjos, guitars, mandolins, fiddles, Dobros, and acoustic bass fiddles, and features heart-felt harmonies. The festival will bring Northern California's best bluegrass bands and musicians to Redwood City, and is a great way to get to know this original American art form. 

Friday, Jan. 24

6:30-9pm: Dusty Moon, Little India, 917 Main Street, Redwood City. 

Saturday, January 25

Main Event: Northern California Bluegrass Awards Show & Concert 

Veterans Memorial Senior Center Theater, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City

10am: Special Film Presentation: Peter Feldmann: 50 Years In The Bluegrass, Blue Dalmatian Productions (CA). PERSONAL APPEARANCE by Peter Feldmann.

11am: Bean Creek (Santa Cruz)

Noon: Dark Hollow (San Francisco)

1pm: Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players (Stockton) 

2pm: Blaine Sprouse & Peter Feldmann (Los Olivos) 

2:30pm: A. J. Lee & Tommy Mizzone (Tracy) 

3-5pm: Northern California Bluegrass Awards, With Performances By: Regina Bartlett, Bean Creek, Peter Feldmann, Avram & Dana Frankel, Steve Palazzo,and Yoseff Tucker.

Sunday, January 26


Redwood City Main Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

Sunday will be devoted to new documentary films about bluegrass music with the NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival.

  • Making History With The Pioneers Of Bluegrass, James Reams, Mountain Redbird Music (AZ) PERSONAL APPEARANCE by Filmmaker James Reams.
  • The Tao Of Bluegrass: A Portrait Of Peter Rowan, Christine Funk, South 40 Films & Floating Records (CO) PERSONAL APPEARANCE by Associate Producer Rand Crook.
  • Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B, Rick Bowman, Backyard Green Films (CA) PERSONAL APPEARANCE by Filmmaker Rick Bowman.

Evening shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Friday, January 24, 6:30-9pm: Dusty Moon, Little India, 917 Main Street, Redwood City. 

Saturday, January 25, 6-8:30pm: 27strings, Gourmet Haus Staudt, 2615 Broadway, Redwood City. 

Sunday, January 26, 6:30-8pm: ark Hollow, Woodside Road Youth Choir, Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City.

The entire event is FREE and open to the public. Principal support for Bluegrass On Broadway comes from the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation and Community Services, the Redwood City Public Library, and John Dabney, with additional support from other Redwood City businesses and organizations. 

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