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This page is updated around the second Sunday of each month or as info comes in. Drop us a mail us at NIBGA, 5034 Wapiti Court, Ft. Wayne, IN 46804-4946 or call 260-918-4790 or (don't forget a subject) about your event if it is within 150 miles of Fort Wayne, Indiana. We sometimes list events that are further away. Always check to be sure the event is still being held. Call listed numbers for more information. If you would like your events listed here fill out this form.

"Many summer festivals that are run by clubs or associations offer a $2 discount on a weekend ticket to members of Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association. Show your membership card and ask if they will give you a discount. As noted, some festivals sell advance (adv.) tickets. Call the event producer for details. Be sure and tell them where you saw their event!"

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Bluegrass Events by state, by date

2014

05/17 Steep Canyon Rangers w Della Mae; Hatfield Hall, 5500 Wabash Ave. - CM17, Terre Haute, IN 47803  7:30p $10-27 812-877-8875

05/17 Harness Family Band, Blue Mafia, Vernon McIntyre's Appalachian Grass, Cumberland Gap, Common Ground;  Matthews Covered Bridge BGF, 11000 S 990 E, Upland, IN 46989 Jay Buffington 765-506-3916 jjbuffington @ gmail.com

05/22-23 Buck and Co, Echo Valley, Nightflyer, Tommy Brown, New Outlook, Northwest Territory, Blue Mafia, Pickin Up Speed ; Tri-State Bluegrass Festival, 580 Fair St., Kendallville, IN 46755 260-918-4790

05/29 Old Crow Medicine Show; Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 tickets 800-745-3000 $24.50 $34.50

05/29-30 Infinity, Pete & Jessie, Grandview Junction, Leatherwood Valley, Swango Family, Mathis Family, Norman Station, Mount Liberty Way, Liberty Hill, Central Foundry Time, New Terrain, Lost River Risin', Blue Grass Zone, Dillard Creek, Limestone Ramblers, Baker Family; Little Grantville BGF, 4Mi east of Bedford IN on Rt 50. Right on Shawswick School rd.,( south ) Ferrell Gas on corner, 1/4 mile on left follow signs 812-797-0268

05/29-31 Peter Rowan, The Keels, Danny Barnes, Pert Near Standstone, Bawn In The Mash, Betse Ellis, Crunchy Western Boys, Huckleberry Green, John Till, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Sloppy Joe, Whipstitch Sallies, Scenic Roots, Worley Boys, Branded Bluegrass, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Pokey LaFarge, HillBenders, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Mike Compton, Chicago Farmer, ClusterPluck, Eric Lambert & Friends, Hickory Robot, Jalan Crossland, Ray Lawrence Jr., New Old Cavalry, Leadfoot, Julia Belle Swain, White Lightning Boys, Old Salt Union, O Bardo e o Banjo, Great American Taxi, Henhouse Prowlers, Jamie Hartford & Friends, Leroy Troy, Haunted Windchimes, Flatland Harmony Experiment, Woodstove Flapjacks, Alex Riffle & The Stiff Riffs, Colin O'Brien with Sam Grisman, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Freight Hoppers, Aching Hearts, Downtown County Band, Indiana Boys, Maria Carrelli; John Hartford Fest., 5163 SR 135 N, Bean Blossom, IN $115-125 + camping

06/06 Steep Canyon Rangers w Steve Martin; 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117 8p $49.50-79.50 + Tax & Fees 800-745-3000

06/13-15 Larry Sparks, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Special Concensus, Rusty Nail Crossing, Calabogie Road, Heartstrings, banjo workshop, band scramble; Wakarusa BGF, 66425 SRF 19 S., Wakarusa, IN Sat: door $15, vets free, adv. $12 SASE to WBGF, PO Box 12, Wakarusa, IN 46573, F/Su free

06/25-28 Gateway Park Festival, 19067 HWY 52, Metamora, IN 47030

07/11-12 Jeremy Morris, Blue Mafia, Circle City BGB, Audie Blaylock, Karl Shiflett, Coffee Brothers, Branded Bluegrass ;Sheridan BG Fever, $0, Sheridan IN Veterans Park 46069

08/15-17 New County Grass, Cornfields and Crossroads, New Outlook, Eagle Creek, Lonesome Meadow, Hickory Holler, Echo Valley, Up Hill Climb, Deadwood. Osceola IN Bluegrass Festival, Fern Hunsberger Park 46561 6pm Fri, 11am Sat., 10:30am Sun.

08/28-31 Missy Werner, Bull Harman, Trinity River, Stockdale Family, Kim Robins, Atkinson Family, Diamond Hill Station, more; Tri-State Bluegrass Festival, 580 Fair St., Kendallville, IN 46755  260-918-4790

09/04 Rhonda Vincent; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 $44 w dinner $59

09/20 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725

09/27 Riders in the Sky; Bluegate Theatre, 175 Van Buren St., Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725  2 & 8p

10/16 Doyle Lawson; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725

10/24 Dailey and Vincent; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725

10/30-11/01 Dr. Ralph Stanley; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725

12/31 Dailey and Vincent, more; Bluegate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725

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2014

04/18 Bluegrass Echoes $7 ;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

04/19 Roy Cobb, Dana Cupp, Mitch Manns & the Coachmen $7; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, MI 48134 8-11:30p 586-754-6955

04/25 Bridge County Bluegrass Band $7 ;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

04/26 Ole Fashion Opry $10 (tickets on sale 2/1), Gary Fountain, our “Front Man” for the evening, Missy Armstrong, Isaac Smith, Nick Deaton, Nick Griffith, Dave Dekema, Mark “Foose” Zickefoose, Danny “Steel” Hullihen, Marty Roberts, Miss Minnie; Zellie’s Opry House, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032 usually sells out so call for tickets

05/02 Harbourtown Bluegrass $10 ;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

05/03 Volume 5; Corsair Concert Series, Tawas United Methodist Church Family Center, on highway M-55, in Tawas City, MI 48763 Showtime 7:30p. Gary Nelkie 989-362-2001 $15

05/03 New County Grass;  Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, MI 48134 8-11:30p 586-754-6955

05/05 Steep Canyon Rangers w Steve Martin; MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 866-752-9622 8p $45-85 21 only

05/09 Company of Strangers $7 ;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

05/10 Wendy Smith and Blue Velvet $7; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, MI 48134 8-11:30p 586-754-6955

05/16 RFD Boys, The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-761-1800 $11/10

05/16 Stay Tuned $8;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

05/17 Oscar McKinney & Downriver Grass $7;  Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, MI 48134 8-11:30p 586-754-6955

05/23 Ron Bloomfield BGB $7;  Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

05/29-06/01 Niles MI Bluegrass Festival

05/30 Old Crow Medicine Show; Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, MI

05/31 Old Crow Medicine Show; FirstMerit Bank Event Park, Saginaw, MI

05/31 Roy Cobb, Dana Cupp, & the Coachmen; $7;  Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd., Flat Rock, MI 48134 8-11:30p 586-754-6955

06/01 Old Crow Medicine Show; Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI

06/07 Michigan Mafia String Band w Mark “Foose” Zickefoose; Zellie’s Opry House, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032

06/27-28 Junegrass, Lowell, MI 616-914-4282 $25 wknd

07/21-26 Jr. Sisk, James King, Kentucky Border, Wildwood Valley Boyes, Out of Mind, Bluegrass Echoes, New Outlook, Breakline, Echo Valley, Deadwood, Schlitz Creek, Great Lakes Grass, Foxtail Grass ReunionMarshall BGF, 720 Fair, Marshall, MI 49068 wknd adv. $0 camping $14/day

09/19-20 Fallfest, Lowell, MI 616-914-4282 $20 wknd

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Bluegrass events in Ohio  Like us on Facebook!

Every Fri. & Sat. Hud Haley and Friends (featuring Randy Thomas, Marty Townsend, Eddie Townsend); New Lois Mann’s Restaurant, 1904 S. High St., Columbus, OH 6-9p. 614-443-6910

04/16 Cedar Hill; Tee Jaye's, 1601 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130 740-681-1205 6:30p

04/19 The Bartley Brothers; Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 SR66, Oakwood, OH 7p 419-594-2816 

04/25 Junior Sisk, Danny Davis BGB; First United Methodist Church Burnside Family Center, 207 South Court St., Marysville, OH 7p 937-642-4712

04/26 Inside Track, New Basics Brass Band, Relentless Mules; Lincoln Theater 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 8p

04/26 Open Highway, Max Hardesty (one man band); Village Inn & Suites, 115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 6-9p 740-498-8456

05/02 Larry Cordle, Troubled Souls BGB; Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Road, Newark, OH 7p 740-641-7884

05/02-03 James King, Larry Cordle, Nothin' Fancy, Bobby Osborne, True Gospel, Spinney Brothers, Cantrell Family, Earl Wiseman; Red Barn Bluegrass Festival, Winchester, OH 45697 800-823-9197

05/03 Paul Bryant & Kentucky Border; Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 State Route 66, Oakwood, OH (Paulding Co) 7:00 pm. Info: 419-594-2816

05/03 Bluegrass Express, New Grass Station; Genoa Middle School, 5948 S. Old 3-C Hwy, Westerville, OH 6p 740-965-2877 www.centralohiobluegrass.com

05/05 Appalachian Grass; Miami U, Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011 7-9p

05/09-11 Bluegrass, folk, crafts Appalachian Festival, Coney Island, Cincinnati, OH 513-623-5373

05/14 Appalachian Grass; Music w Lunch, 965 Forest Ave., Glendale, OH 45246 noon-12:30p

05/16 Dailey and Vincent; Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 8p 740-753-1924

05/18 Appalachian Grass; Eagles, 509 Sports St., Fairborn, OH 45324 1p-? $10

05/22-24 Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, Dixie Ryders, Joe Mullins, Nightflyer, Evan Lanier, Haddox Family, Larry Stephenson, Big Country BGB, Tony Hale & Blackwater, Spinney Brothers,  David Adkins, Goldwing Express; Amvets Rocky Fork Lake, Hillsboro, OH Events begin at 1p daily 937-763-6666

05/24 Willis Creek, Max Hardesty (one man band); Village Inn & Suites, 115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 6-9p 740-498-8456

05/28 Grassahol; Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, 5601 N. High St., Worthing, OH 43085 8-10p 614-436-2625

05/31 Grassahol; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 614-486-4722 7-9 pm

05/30 Travelin' McCourys, Gibson Brothers, Jim Lauderdale, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Ramblin Rooks, Hickory Robot, Hillbilly Carnival, Marshall Tucker Band, Town Mountain, Junior Sisk, Melvin Goins, Moonshine Crossing; Appalachian Uprising 1175 Twp. Road 225, Scottown, OH 45678

05/31 Grassahol; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 614-486-4722 7-9 pm

05/31 Billy 2 Shoes; Captain Jacks, 1314 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH 43056 740-281-0700

06/08 Appalachian Grass; Crown Pavilion, New Bremen, OH 45869 6:30p

06/22 Appalachian Grass; Bluegrass Brunch, Arcana Restaurant, 109 W. George St., Arcanum, OH 45304 11a-2p

06/22 Appalachian Grass; Memorial Park, Chestnut & South St., St. Marys, OH 45885 7p

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Bluegrass events in Illinois  Like us on Facebook!

  8p; American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60204

05/17 Balsam Range, James King Band, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Mackville & Firebox BGB; Chet Kingery Memorial BGB, Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106 11a $15

05/18 Steep Canyon Rangers; The City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 8p $25-40 312-733-9463

05/25 James King 3p; Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106

06/07-08 Gebhard Woods Dulcimer festival, Goold Park, Morris, IL

08/14 Tony Holt; Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106

08/16-17 Festival; Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106

08/25 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers; Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106

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Bluegrass events in other states  Like us on Facebook!

07/10-13 Remington Ryde BGF, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania web site

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Clubs with Bluegrass venues for bands to get gigs

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Indiana Bluegrass Clubs:  Like us on Facebook!

Contra Dance, First United Methodist Church, 215 South 5th St., Goshen, IN 46526; 1st Sat., General Public: $7, Members $6, Students: $4, Student members $3, Children under 12: free, Family maximum cost: $18. 7:30p beginner lessons, 8-11p dance 574-533-9906 year around

Fiddler's Hearth is South Bend's local public house -- a gathering place for Celtic artists and the public at large, regular weekly jams, acoustic and Irish. 127 North Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601 574-232-2853 Old Timey jam every Tuesday evening year around

Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383 8 PM 219-464-4700 year around

Opera House, 7th & Brook St., PO Box 37, Mitchell, IN 47446 812-849-2337 unknown

Ohio Bluegrass Clubs: Like us on Facebook!

Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 OH-66, Oakwood, OH 45873-9357 1 mile N of Oakwood, OH in Paulding county or 14 miles south of Defiance, OH  419-594-2816 shows 7p with opening band. Price is around $10. Jam every Tuesday at 6 pm until ? winter series

Kent Stage, 175 East Main Street, Kent, OH 44240330-677-5005 See web site for times and prices no bluegrass generally winter series

Pennyroyal Opera House Bluegrass - The Place Where Bluegrass Happens!! Located on Interstate 70 at Fairview, OH 43736 Exit 198 between Cambridge, OH & Wheeling, WV - Rich or Carol Smith 740-695-6291 Cafeteria opens at 5p Shows start at 7p $10 winter series

Harry Whiting Brown House CC, 34 Village Sq., Glendale, OH 2nd Sa - Midwest Bluegrass Assoc., 7p, $5 member $6 n-member M. Couch 513-772-1595 year around

Miami University Artist Series, 1601 University Blvd.. Hamilton OH 45011 Parrish Auditorium, $3 charger per order 513-785-1968 (new number) or epsteihr at muohio.edu, season pass, seniors & student/children tickets available; single event tickets sold after season tickets, prices vary $18-22, season tickets senior $150, regular $160 winter series

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Corsair Concert Series, Tawas United Methodist Church Family Center, on highway M-55, in Tawas City, MI 48763 Showtime 7:30p. Gary Nelkie 989-362-2001 Presented by the Corsair Trail Council, proceeds from the concert series are used to maintain and operate the Corsair Skiing and Hiking Trails in the Huron National Forest winter series

Huron Valley Eagles #3732, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 8 - 11:30 PM Dana Cupp Jr. President, 586-754-6955, Roy Cobb (VP - Entertainment & Booking Agent) 313-381-7751. $10 except as noted The bluegrass program on Saturdays will be discontinued for the summer until September 9, 2013.

Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 S I-94 at Bredow Rd between Middlebelt and Inkster Rds near Romulus, MI 734-782-0132 $8 buffet @ 7 PM, admission varies. Keith Jason 734-484-1480 or Jean Campbell 734-269-6602 to play; winter series

Music Show at Historic Charlton Park Held the 4th weekend of every month throughout the summer. Admission is $5 adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. 2545 S. Charlton Park Rd. Hastings, MI 269-945-3775 summer

Niles Riverfront Park, Downtown Niles, MI 574-272-2001 6p opening act 7p main act; free (not all bluegrass) Weekly Niles Bluegrass summer

Oakland Community College, Royal Oak Campus, 739 S. Washington Royal Oak, MI 48067 248-246-2400 7:30p $20 winter series

Ten Pound Fiddle, 431 Gainsborough Dr, East Lansing, MI 48823 517-337-7744

The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM unless noted year around

Zellie’s Opry House, PO Box 332, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032 7p doors 6p mostly winter series

Illinois Bluegrass Clubs: Like us on Facebook!

American Legion, 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL 847-573-0443shows at 8 PM $20 donation adults, $15 seniors, kids 16 & under Dates may change (and have). Check their web for latest info.

Wisconsin Bluegrass Clubs: Like us on Facebook!

Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211 414-967-0302 (progressive to traditional)

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Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:13

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