• Big news from IBMM

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY has just won a major vote of confidence from the city government. After a presentation this afternoon from IBMM Board Chairman, Terry Woodward, Mayor Ron Payne and the City Commissioners voted unanimously to

  • Bluegrass Today at ROMP

    Bluegrass Today will have a crew at ROMP this weekend in Owensboro, KY. They will be conducting interviews, taking pictures, shooting video and generally prowling about the grounds. If you're doing something there you shouldn't oughta, be careful - it might

  • Del McCoury on Best Of Bluegrass

    This weekend's edition of Best Of Bluegrass, airing on Radio Bluegrass International (RBI), has something special in store for all you Del-heads out there. Host Bob Mitchell tells us that he has just over an hour dedicated to Del McCoury, starting with

  • Darrell Waltrip, pickin’ and singin’

    The overlap between the bluegrass and NASCAR audience is one we have mentioned in the past, and given the size of the racing scene, bluegrass is always happy to get some attention from the motorsports community. Just last week, the folks

  • RBI retells Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration

    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

  • Photos of Pendleton Vandiver surface

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum has acquired a pair of rare photos of Pendleton Vandiver, Bill Monroe's legendary Uncle Pen, whose fiddle playing was famously remembered in the Monroe song by that name. Big Mon was quoted frequently as saying that

  • Aieieee! ROMPSQUATCH

    The guys in Monroeville have put together a clever video to promote the International Bluegrass Music Museum's annual ROMP festival in Owensboro, KY, the original home of the IBMA. It details their hunt in the Kentucky hills for the elusive ROMPSQUATCH. Funny

  • IBMM honors The Godfather

    And we're not talking pizza, or anyone in the Corleone family. The International Bluegrass music Museum has announced a partnership with the H.L. Neblett Community Center in Owensboro for the Arnold Shultz String Music Project. Shultz was a musical contemporary of Bill Monroe,

  • IBMM moving to Nashville?

    Over the weekend, I picked up a couple of startling news stories coming out of Owensboro, KY. The mayor, Ron Payne, was quoted speaking about the possibility of the International Bluegrass Music Museum moving from Owensboro to Nashville, unless $3

  • More Bearfoot in the schools

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum sent along another set of photos from Bearfoot's two week residency at the museum in Owensboro, KY. The guys and gals were in town to give presentations to school kids in Western Kentucky, something for which