SPBGMA in Nashville this weekend

spbgmaThis weekend, Nashville will host the annual convention of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America, which goes by the tongue numbing acronym, SPBGMA (spigma).

Like the Fall convention hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Association, SPBGMA holds an awards show and offers a vendor exhibit hall during their 4 day event, but unlike the IBMA, it is a privately held business and anyone can vote for the award winners.

We’ll have a number of correspondents roaming the halls of the Music City Sheraton where the festivities will be held, and they’ll be reporting back as their situation allows.

One of them, Daniel Mullins shared this just now, a chance to hear some free bluegrass this afternoon downtown. Who doesn’t like free bluegrass?

 “If you happen to be in Nashville tomorrow (which I’m sure many of you will due to the SBGMA Convention and Awards), make sure you stop by the Ernest Tubb Record Shop on Broadway for a special Rebel Records showcase.

This free concert will begin at 2PM with Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, followed by labelmates Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers. Mullins and Jones will also be performing at the SPBGMA Convention on Friday as well.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see some great bluegrass for free at the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop.”

Keep an eye on Bluegrass Today through the weekend for SPBGMA updates.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.