2020 Charitable Donations

Northern Indiana Bluegrass is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Charitable  donations to the club are deductible from your taxes. The recently enacted government stimulus bill (the "CARES Act") provides some additional tax relief for donors. This makes it easier to give and save at the same time.

To encourage charitable giving in 2020, the CARES Act includes two tax provisions that reward people who donate to charity.

First, a new "above-the-line" deduction of up to $300 is allowed for cash donations to charity in 2020.  You can't claim this deduction if you itemize deductions on your 2020 tax return (i.e., you must claim the standard deduction).

For taxpayers who do itemized on their 2020 return, the 60% of adjusted gross income limit that normally applies to cash contributions is waived. That means you can deduct more of your charitable cash contributions this year.

Send contributions to NIBGA, 5034 Wapiti Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46804

If you have questions, seek help from your tax advisor.

Winter meetings

Join us for our monthly meeting/jam
Oct. 18, 2020
at the

Southwest Conservation Club,
5703 Bluffton Rd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

from 1pm until 5pm or so.
Bluegrass only Music please!

No carry-in's allowed, club rules. Full service sandwiches and drinks available.

If you have a fever, cough or other signs of Covid please do not attend. Indiana allows upto 250 attendees at an indoor event provide they practice safe distancing and wear a mask where appropriate.

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Bring back the jammin'!

Hi All,

Please join us for a fall jam on September 27th at Woldumar Nature Center from 2pm to 6pm!

We'll have two or more jam circles in an around the big barn. There is some shelter on the patio but indoor capacity is limited so this is a "weather permitting" event.

Woldumar has also offered us of the Walnut Glen Amphitheatre if any of you would like to perform (which can seat up to 100 during COVID). Let me know and I'll create a schedule. It'll likely be all acoustic. It's a bit of a stroll from the parking area, but shuttle services will be available if we have interest.

If you'd like to play or listen -- just show up! If you have questions, suggestions, or want to perform at this or a future event, please contact me (517-505-2809).

Please bring your own snacks and beverages.

Hope to see (and hear) you soon. It's been way too long!!!

-LeRoy, Henry, Kevin, and Victoria

* Woldumar Nature Center is located at 5739 Old Lansing Rd, in Lansing.
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09/05 Saturday Blue Holler Band at Potato Creek State Park, 25601 SR 4, N Liberty, IN 46554 info: 574-656-8186 
Free;  admission to park. $7/carload. 7-8:30p

1 month ago

Northern Indiana Bluegrass in Kendallville, Indiana

We are so sorry to confirm that member Gerry Parker of Howell, MI was in a collision on Aug.18 and died the following day. Her companion, Les, was slightly injured. The accident was on M-50 near Eaton Rapids.

There will be a remembrance gathering in the coming months but nothing has been confirmed.

Gerry is in the jam picture at the top of the NIBGA Facebook page in the red jacket.
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I’m so sorry to hear that I thoughts and prayers go out to their families

I met her several years ago. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

So very sad as ugh a sweet lady and phenomenal fiddle player

Condolences to all

Prayers to all

Playing her fiddle at the Tri-State festival with friends.

Gerry Parker is my aunt. I am looking for photos or recordings of her playing. If you have a photo or clip can you PM me at Rolanda Jefferson on Facebook messenger

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This Tuesday is the ONLINE FACEBOOK house concert by Mike Mitchell to support the Noble County Fair Corp.  FREE concert at 8:00.  Virtual tip jar/donations gratefully accepted.  All money goes to the Fair Corporation.  Please invite your friends!  
CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO HIS PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/mikemitchellbandpage/
The garden grows faster when Alexis Goldsmith plays fiddle for the plants!