Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Bluegrass legends digging in the dirt

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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At yesterday’s official groundbreaking for the new headquarters of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, bluegrass royalty was on hand to help disturb the soil. Jesse McReynolds, Larry Sparks, Del McCoury, Eddie Adcock, and J.D. Crowe donned their work clothes and turned over […]

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Instrument Petting Zoo in Charlotte, MI

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Wednesday at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival saw the debut of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association’s “instrument petting zoo.” The “kids of all ages” ranged from a few months to – let’s just say well past a few months! SMBMA has had a goal of encouraging […]

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IBMM groundbreaking June 23

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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After several years of planning and fundraising, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY is ready to break ground for their new facility along the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled on June 23 at noon with the museum staff, Owensboro Mayor […]

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IBMA accepting Board of Directors nominations

| June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Have you ever considered getting more involved with the International Bluegrass Music Association, the only trade organization dedicated to bluegrass music and the business of bluegrass? If so, now may be the right time to act. The IBMA is seeking candidates for as many as […]

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IBMA Health Fair at WOB 2016

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association will once again host a Health Fair during World of Bluegrass, their annual convention scheduled for September 27 – October 1 in Raleigh, NC. Recognizing that many professionals in the bluegrass world are self-employed and may have limited access to […]

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IBMA Board Band at The Station Inn

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In what is becoming a tradition during the annual Board of Directors meeting for the International Bluegrass Music Association, a performance has been scheduled for Sunday, June 5 by the official IBMA Board Band at Nashville’s Station Inn. Composed entirely of IBMA Directors, the band will […]

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Moving day for IBMA

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting in Owensboro, KY and in […]

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Curly Strings takes first at EWOB ’16

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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This report on last weekend’s 2016 EWOB festival in Europe is a contribution from Jos van der Lelie, host of the All Around Bluegrass and Master’s Garden programs on The Bluegrass Mix. At the annual European World Of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, Curly Strings of […]

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Calling all youth bands – to Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The IBMA Youth Council is on the hunt for ten young bands to showcase at their Youth Stage during this year’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Festivities will run September 30 and October 1 and a special outdoor stage will be provided for young […]

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Time to submit IBMA Special Awards recommendations

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting recommendations for their 2016 Special Awards, to be presented during their upcoming World of Bluegrass convention in September. These are designated as “special” as they are not selected by a member ballot, but chosen by a committee set […]

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