Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

Hall exhibit opens at IBMM

| July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened their special Tom T. and Dixie Hall exhibit, which will remain open at the museum through June of 2017. It includes artifacts from the private collection of Tom T. and his late wife, Dixie Hall, […]

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IBMA extends Momentum Award nominations

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has extended the deadline to submit names to be considered for their 2016 Momentum Awards. These annual awards are designed to highlight bluegrass artists and industry people in the early years of their musical careers, and recognize them for their achievements. The […]

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Country Music HOF to feature Seckler book

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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On July 22, 2016, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will feature a discussion with Penny Parsons, author of Foggy Mountain Troubadour – The Life and Music of Curly Seckler. The book, recently published by the University of Illinois Press, covers […]

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Help the Ralph Stanley Museum stay afloat

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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As the bluegrass world has mourned the loss of a titan in the form of Ralph Stanley, a topic on many people’s minds has been the preservation of his music and the possible loss of his distinctive mountain sound against the backdrop of a modern […]

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Songwriter Showcase participants announced for WOB ’16

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in its 2016 World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. Each year the ten best songs from the dozens submitted for consideration are selected, and the writers are invited to perform them during IBMA’s annual convention before an […]

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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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