• Ralph Paige passes

    It is with great sadness that the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association announces the passing of Ralph Paige, who died on October 24, 2017. Ralph was a pioneer in Michigan’s bluegrass music. He was a founding member of the R&L Express,

  • Friday night with The Kentuckians of Michigan

    The Kentuckians of Michigan, located in Romulus, Michigan, opened their bluegrass season on Friday night with the debut of the Huron River Band. The band formed from six seasoned musicians having fun jamming together. The band consists of Burl Stevens

  • Big doin’s at Milan 2016

    Friday at the 2016 Milan Bluegrass Festival saw a brief rain shower in the morning, but the sun was shining brightly by the time the first band took the stage. The Crowe Brothers made their first appearance at Milan in

  • Milan Bluegrass Festival getting ready to go

    Sunday saw the influx of early campers for the Milan Bluegrass Festival held at the KC Campground in Milan, Michigan. Those campers we treated to a delightful sunset. Monday and Tuesday are relaxed days for campers, who can be found picking at numerous

  • Instrument Petting Zoo in Charlotte, MI

    Wednesday at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival saw the debut of the Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association's “instrument petting zoo.” The “kids of all ages” ranged from a few months to – let’s just say well past a few months! SMBMA has had