Image result for bluegrass jam iconNext winter jam, Feb. 17, 2019
Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd, Ft Wayne, IN 46809
noon-6p

Food and beverages available, no carry-in please

Club MembershipMembership Application

Join the club now through April 30 for only $5. You will receive newsletters with area jams and gigs. Find the membership form here.

Advance Camping Package

An advance camping package is available for the Memorial weekend festival that bundles one weekend ticket and the three festival weekend days camping (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) as a package for $65: a savings of $15. Additional camping days, member or non-member tickets can be purchased at the gate. Details are on our camping page.

 

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We are excited to have Audie Blaylock for the Spring Festival at TriState in May 2019.
     There are not many folks in bluegrass music who aren’t familiar with Audie Blaylock. Before stepping out on his own, he worked with some of the legends in bluegrass music: Jimmy Martin, Red Allen, Lynn Morris, Harley Allen, and Rhonda Vincent. 
 Although he started his Band, Redline, in 2004, he put the group on hiatus for a few years to join forces with Michael Cleveland in Flamekeeper. Now in his second decade as a bandleader, he can look back on IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year awards, as well as nominations for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Guitar Player of the Year. 
 True to his training with the greats, Audie has founded Redline solidly on bluegrass tradition; however, his approach is anything but a cookie-cutter tribute to those who came before. 
 Redline thrives on innovation, and this is reflected in their creative arrangements, crisp instrumentals, and powerful vocals. The current lineup is Evan Ward on banjo, Mason Wright on fiddle, and Reed Jones on bass.

 

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Sweet!

Awesome!

Can't wait to see this group!! Are u coming to IN this Memorial Day Mike Crofoot?? ( Sue Crofoot)

Great News!

Audie plays a little guitar...

We are ready!  Final band has confirmed.  Really looking forward to this year!  Do you see YOUR favorite in this line-up?

 

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Were so excited to be the on labor day weekend!

We are looking forward to joining y’all this year!

I'll be there.

Can’t hardly wait, always a great time

Edgar Loudermilk Band featuring Jeff Autry!!! Yaaay! 👍

Is Hog Slop Band entertaining?

Can u buy tickets online?

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Only 114 more days!  Let the countdown begin...

 

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But only 48 until Spring. I'll take the babysteps...

Trinity River Band?

Yadsury Phipps!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Super excited, but I need help!  Warning...long post!  But SO worth it!

The Tri-State Festival over Memorial Day weekend will be the site for a Bluegrass Kids Academy.  With the financial assistance of the TriState Kids Bluegrass School in Ohio and the IBMA Foundation, we are hosting this event and the IBMA Foundation will possibly be sending out board members to enjoy and photograph this event.  

This FREE academy will be for school-aged children who are new to bluegrass instruments.  We will accept 10 children in each instrument category and provide 10 hours of instruction in their chosen instrument.  They will perform on stage on Sunday at the festival. The classes will also have common times to work on jamming and concert preparation and surprise visits from performing bands. I am hoping to have other activities in order to provide a total bluegrass experience for these children, too.

Thats where you come in!   I need a group of people who would be willing to help plan/organize this event.  I also need people who will be willing to help with a cookout on Saturday night for all the kids and families.  I believe we can provide the food, but will need help cooking, etc.  

If you are interested in being on a committee to help with the planning and implementation, please let me know!  Any suggestions are welcome, too!   

Chris Steiner
Events Coordinator

 

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Melissa Logan we should get the kids in this! And help out of course

How much dose this coast for each kid that wants to learn

1 banjo slot filled...

If you know any of the kiddos in this picture, please tag them.

Also, if you have (or know of any) school age children that would be interested, please let me know. We will have instruction in fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin. We can only accept 10 per section, so please let me know quickly. I'm thinking these will fill up fast.

Yes. . Christine.. if I can help somehow count me in.

Dixie Roy Andres

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The award-winning Farm Hands, currently SPBGMAs Bluegrass Band of the Year, is heading your way!  Theyll be in Middlebury, Indiana; Howell, Michigan; Chelsea, Michigan; and West Unity, Ohio this weekend!  Dont miss your chance to see this great band!