The Bluegrass Trust Fund, managed by the International Bluegrass Music Association, is available for direct assistance to people who work in the bluegrass industry and have been affected by the recent flooding. This trust is funded primarily by a portion of the IBMA Fan Fest proceeds each year, and by donations of all sizes from all over the world.
IBMA Executive Director Dan Hays encourages those who qualify for assistance to take advantage of this program.
“For those involved professionally in the bluegrass world, let me make special note of the Bluegrass Trust Fund which was established in 1987 to help in times of emergency need. Its resources are not limited to only helping those impacted by the floods in Nashville, but it is the type of emergency that the Trust is well suited for.
If you know a bluegrass professional (artist, broadcaster, publicist, label employee, merchandiser, etc) personally in need of assistance, please encourage them to contact the Bluegrass Trust Fund to apply for assistance. All inquiries and applications are treated with complete confidentiality to protect the privacy of those in need.”
The Bluegrass Trust Fund is also a fine suggestion for bluegrass fans who would like to help “our people” in Tennessee, and IBMA would be delighted to accept any donations you may wish to send. Since its inception, over 99% of donations have gone directly to beneficiaries.
Hays can be reached by phone (888-438-4262) or email, and donations can be sent to…
Bluegrass Trust Fund
2 Music Circle South – Suite 100
Nashville, TN 372031-888-438-4262
More details about the Trust Fund can be found on the IBMA web site.