• Bill Monroe Centennial site goes live

    The effort from all corners of the bluegrass world to memorialize the Bill Monroe centennial in 2011 is getting an assist from the bluegrass state's Owenboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. They have launched a new web site, billmonroe100thbirthday.com, to

  • Dare to Be Different – Bell Buckle TN 9/26/10

    This post is a contribution from Terri Holloway, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See her profile here. This is the fourth year for this “different” festival (Dare To Be Different Showcase). The Bell Buckle Cafe and Banquet Hall opens up

  • All Things Considered remembers Big Mon

    September 9 marked the 14th anniversary of Bill Monroe's passing , and NPR's All Thing's Considered took the occasion to remember Big Mon in a piece about the Bluegrass Boys reunion at the International Bluegrass Music Museum earlier this summer. NPR's

  • IBMM: Bill Monroe Exhibit

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum is celebrating Bill Monroe's birthday early. Actually, they are simply taking two years to celebrate his 100th birthday as part of a worldwide Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration. The IBMM has three exhibits planned as part of the

  • Call for submissions to bluegrass film festival

    Attention independent documentary filmmakers... The Northern California Bluegrass Society is accepting submissions for their 4th annual NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival through October 25, 2010. The film festival is held in conjunction with the Bluegrass On Broadway Festival, a

  • Monroe Exhibit to open soon at Bluegrass Museum

    On September 10, the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY will open the second of three Bill Monroe exhibits as part of the ongoing two-year observation of his 100th birthday (9/13/11). The first exhibit, The Bill Monroe Centennial Art Exhibit

  • Owensboro site plans include the IBMM

    The city of Owensboro continues with its commitment to promote bluegrass music and the International Bluegrass Music Museum as part of its efforts to rebuild the riverfront and historic downtown districts. Scheduled for completion by 2013, the downtown/riverfront update will include

  • Katy Daly at ROMP

    Our good friend Katy Daley from WAMU's Bluegrass Country is at the 2010 River Of Music Party (ROMP) in Owensboro, KY. ROMP is sponsored by the International Bluegrass Music Museum. She sent along a number of photos she took with her

  • IBMM joins Blue Star Museums

    If you checked in with your local news last night or this morning, you may have seen information about Blue Star Museums, a joint initiative of Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts to offer free admission

  • Owensboro seeks to raise profile of Bluegrass Museum

    The Associated Press is reporting that the city of Owensboro has a new mission to raise the international profile of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. When city officials began planning a new convention and events center for Owensboro, they visited Dubuque,