Fincastle festival to be remembered at WOB

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Enthusiasts of bluegrass music history will have an opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Fincastle multi-day bluegrass festival at a commemorative event at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, on Saturday, October 3. Featured will be video clips from the original festival, […]


Bluegrass Museum announces new Director

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum, located in Owensboro, KY, has announced Chris Joslin of Nashville as their new Executive Director. He will assume these duties on September 1. Joslin has experience in both the worlds of business and bluegrass. Educated in Tennessee, where he received both […]


Bluegrass Music: a history with many sources at IBMM

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The  International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit, Bluegrass Music: a history with many sources. It will run for one year, chronicling the beginnings of bluegrass and pre-bluegrass music. The focus of the exhibit is the period from the early 20th […]


Delmore Brothers at IBMM

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has opened a new exhibit focusing on the life and music of Alton and Rabon Delmore, known to history as The Delmore Brothers. They were Grand Ole Opry stars in the pre-bluegrass era, but their legacy is such […]


Bluegrass Museum names new Officers

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced new leadership of their Board of Trustees following last week’s board meeting in Owensboro, KY. Elected to new one-years terms as officers are Mike Simpson (Chairman), Terry Woodward (Vice-Chairman), Rosemary Conder (Secretary), and Chris Love (Treasurer). The Board also expressed their […]


Bluegrass Museum secures final funding for IBMC

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

At a press conference earlier this afternoon in Owensboro, KY, Governor Steve Beshear committed the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide the necessary funds to complete the new International Bluegrass Music Center overlooking the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro. The center will serve as the new home […]


Bluegrass Museum benefit with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has been announced as the beneficiary of a gala event at the Owensboro Convention Center on April 17. Billed as the 2015 Mayor’s Gala, the event will feature entertainment from Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers. More than a […]


The Bluegrass Hall of Fame – Inductee Biographies 1991-2014

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every year since 1991 the IBMA initiates the induction of deserving personnel into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (first called the Hall of Honor). The Hall of Fame is situated in the Owensboro, Kentucky-based International Bluegrass Music Museum and to complement the Hall […]


IBMM launches Executive Director search

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced the official launch of their search for a new Executive Director to replace Gabrielle Gray, who had announced that she would be stepping down in December. Gray will continue to manage the organization’s annual music festival, ROMP, but […]


Gabrielle Gray departs as IBMM Director

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

IBMA isn’t the only international bluegrass organization looking for an Executive Director. The IBMM, (International Bluegrass Music Museum), located in Owensboro, KY, is also on the hunt. It was announced yesterday afternoon that Gabrielle Gray, who has served in that position for the past 12 […]