2019 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards:

These artists are of interest as they have played on the NIBGA stage in the past. Joe Steiner should be congratulated on his fine eye in choose top talent for you.

  • New Artist of the Year: Billy Strings
  • Instrumental Group of the Year: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Instrumental Recording of the Year: “Darlin' Pal(s) of Mine" – Missy Raines
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Russell Moore
  • Banjo Player of the Year: Kristin Scott Benson
  • Bass Player of the Year: Missy Raines
  • Fiddle Player of the Year: Michael Cleveland
  • Guitar Player of the Year: Billy Strings
  • Vocal Group of the Year: Sister Sadie with member Dale Ann Bradley
Join us for our winter jams November 17, 2019 at the
Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Road
Ft. Wayne, IN  46899
Doors open at noon, jamming until 5p or so.
Food and drink available, no carry-ins

Someone left a medium weight jacket at the meeting. Drop me a line if you lost one.

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Great turnout today for the NIBGA Club jam!

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Next month SWCC said they would have biscuits and gravy (they do an awesome job with it) if they thought the crowd would enjoy it. Let us know here and we will pass it along.

Not shown, but this was one of the largest turn outs we have had both pickers and watchers. SWCC said they were very happy with the turn out. We arrived at 11:55a and the place filled up almost immediately! One couple was from Florida that was in the area having their truck repaired. They saw us on FB and came with her playing mandolin!

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Nice! So what is the name of this instrument?

Great friends, great food and Awesome music!

Awesome 👍

Love it

From Tim Cunningham:
Camping in our new trailer for the first time ……. Went well …… Got there on Mon. and the Camper/Festival Police were on the spot to direct us where to put in and had everything with her to pay for the fest and the camping ….. She made that easy …… Waved and smiled at people that I don't know, that were waving and smiling back, all week. We met the nicest people, from all over the states, during the shows and the jam sessions at night after the shows. ….. The shows were great …… bluegrass music everywhere you looked …….. even the performers asked permission before they sang a country song with a bluegrass flavor to it, how thoughtful. Michal Cleveland was unbelievable ….. the guy can do it all and did it all, right in front of me. The Bluegrasstranauts Were kids having fun and they were good and funny ……. got to jam with the banjo player that night …….Dave Adkins was great …… And ya just gotta have the PO BOYS there ….. Nu Blue still on top . Just had a great time ….. Greg Aldridge was a great help all week …… Even helped me set up the camper …… Had To much fun and can't wait to do it again ……. Thank you again for your entertainment and hospitality. …… And yes we are members
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Thank you for the wonderful comments and positive remarks to the club and the people volunteering to make this top notch festival what it is year after year.

yes it was fun

Kendallville has my favorite festivals.

Loved every minute of it!

Richard Martin, 269-434-8479, lost a car key remote at the festival. He was parked in the motel area. Let us know if you know of the key. ... See MoreSee Less