On Sunday (4/8), Best Of Bluegrass on Radio Bluegrass International will air a special program recalling the Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY in September 2011.
The show airs from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (EDT), streamed live from the IBMM web site.
Best Of Bluegrass host Bob Mitchell provided this description of Sunday’s program:
On September 12, 13, and 14, 2011, The International Bluegrass Music Museum hosted a Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration. The historic – once in a lifetime – three day event celebrated the 100th anniversary of Monroe’s birthday by featuring performances from members of the Hall of Fame as well as artists designated as “legends” or “pioneers.”
This program is an hour by hour account of the celebration held in Owensboro, Kentucky. The show contains CD selections from featured performers and honored musicians; biographical information; names of all honored artists; a summary of Pete Wernick’s tribute to the late Earl Scruggs; and songs from an original musical about the life of Bill Monroe.
If you were unable to attend the event or if you were there and want to relive this historic celebration, be sure to tune in.
Mitchell also provided us a number of photos he took during last year’s Monroe Celebration.