Fundraising extended for bluegrass music center in Owensboro

ibmcWith the fundraising deadline having been extended to August, bluegrass music enthusiasts continue raising money for the proposed new International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro, KY.

The extension in time means that the museum can continue to accept donations.

Staff members say that about $6.5 million of the total $9.5 million has been raised so far.

The plan is to turn the old state office building on West Second Street into the International Bluegrass Music Center. It will give the museum scope to expand and add some a performance space.

With all the recent riverfront development, Executive Director Gabrielle Gray believes that the center is the only thing that’s missing, as she tells 14WFIE television…

If you would like to donate you can do so by visiting the bluegrass museum web site.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.