How to Grow Bluegrass

I’m currently working with a regional bluegrass society in the South to develop ideas for growing bluegrass.  This group is uncomfortably aware that its core membership and audience is aging and seeks ways to broaden its constituency.  It is exploring such things as loaning instruments to interested students in the schools and seeking grant money to support increased attendance at concerts and events it sponsors. I’d be interested in hearing from those of you out in the bluegrass world about ways you have approached this problem.  Be assured, I’ll pass your ideas along, with credit to you, to the decision makers in this group.  Please either post in response or e-mail me through the B.  – Ted