• It’s Michael Cleveland Day!

    Charlestown, IN, the hometown of celebrated bluegrass fiddler and bandleader, Michael Cleveland, has designated today (February 5, 2020) as Michael Cleveland Day. The honor was presented to him earlier today by Charlestown Mayor Treva Hodges, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Coomer, to recognize

  • IBMA Foundation announces $14,000 in 2020 grants

    The IBMA Foundation, the charitable arm of the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced the recipients of their 2020 grants. The Foundation functions as a bundler for donors who wish to make contributions to further the growth of bluegrass music, but

  • 2020 SPBGMA Award winners

    The 2020 Awards ceremony for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America were held tonight at the Music City Sheraton in Nashville, TN. Amid performances by The Grascals, Nothin’ Fancy, Lonesome River Band, and The Farm Hands, awards were announced

  • SPBGMA Nashville 2020 Kickoff

    Like any bluegrass event, the first night is a little slow with vendor setup, friends getting reacquainted, scattered jamming, and shortened exhibition and concert hours. The 46th Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & 37th National Convention & Band Championship in

  • Gospel bluegrass focus starting at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has offered a degree program in Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, and Country Music Studies for several years now. For maybe two decades before granting the degree, the program existed as a study focus

  • Wes Corbett to Sam Bush Band

    The Sam Bush Band has announced that Wes Corbett will join the group on banjo. He steps into the spot filled by Scott Vestal this past 15 years. The native of Bainbridge, Washington comes to Bush after an already stellar career