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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 Indiana

1st Thurs. Wakarusa Jamboree, Northwood Middle School, 301 N Elkhart St, Wakarusa, IN 46573 Sept. - May this location 6:30-9p 574-862-2200

1st Fri. Bluegrass jam monthly, Bacon's Rhythm & Brews, 7954 S Wayne St., Hamilton, IN 46742 7pm 260-488-4001

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

10/21 Carolina Chocolate Drops; The Vogue, 6259 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 317-259-7029

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

2015

01/23/15 Balsam Range; Indiana University SE, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, IN 47150 Tickets 812-941-2526 7:30p $28 students $10

01/24/15 Balsam Range; Pruis Hall, Ball State, Muncie, IN 47306 765-285-5524

06/13-15 The Grascals, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Bluegrass Martins, Double Strung, Yodeler Aaron Stutzman Band; Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival, 66425 SR 19 S, Wakarusa, IN 46573 574-825-1874 $15 Veterans w/Military ID & Children 12 and under - FREE.

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2014

10/17 Company of Strangers; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

10/18 Roy Cobb, Dana Cupp, Mitch Manns & the Coachmen; Huron Valley Eagles #3732, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

10/24 Fulton County; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

10/25 Ronny Bloomfield Band; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

11/07 Kevin Prater Band; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $8

11/08 Blue Water Ramblers; Zellie’s Opry House, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032 7p doors 6p 8

11/14 Ron Bloomfield; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

11/17 Hot Rise reunion tour;  The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM $35

11/21 Knuckle Head; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

11/21 RFD Boys; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM $11/10

11/28 Bobby Hutch; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

12/05 New County Grass; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

12/06 Out of the Blue; Zellie’s Opry House, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032 7p doors 6p 8

12/12 North End String Band; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

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Bluegrass events in Ohio  Like us on Facebook!

Every Fri. & Sat. Hud Haley & Friends; New Lois Mann’s Restaurant, 1904 S. High St., Columbus, OH 6-9p. 614-443-6910

10/17 Newgrass Station; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

10/18 Black Diamond; Shalersville Town Hall, 9090 SR 44, Shalersville, OH 44266 7p 330-325-7867

10/18 Kevin Prater, Wildwood Valley, Robin Tackett, Sugar Creek; Theatre, 8805 Ohio River Rd., Wheelersburg, OH 45694  $25 door, 740-641-7884

10/18 The Wayfarers; Roscoe Village, Coshocton OH 10:30a & 3:30p

10/18 New Mountain Heritage; Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 SR 66, Oakwood, OH 45873 7p 419-594-2816

10/24 Carolina Chocolate Drops;  Miami U., 1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011 513-785-3000

10/25 Wayfarers Band; Village Inn & Suites, 115 N Water St., Coshocton, OH 43812 7-9p 740-498-8456

10/25 Doyle Lawson; Impact Worship Center, 160 Woodruff Rd., Mansfield, OH 6p 419-602-7471.

10/31-11/02 Sugar Creek, Wills Creek, Farm Hands Quartet, Evan Lanier, Chestnut Ridge, Cedar Hill, Kevin Prater, Two by Two Gospel; Bluegrass Spooktacular; Friendly Hills Camp Ground, 5880 Friendly Hills Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701 740-452-0016

11/07 Little Roy & Lizzie; Crossroads Church, 11784 Marne Rd., Newark OH  43055 $12 adv. $14 door, 7:30p 740-641-7884

11/07-08 Joe Mullins, Ralph Stanley II, Russell Moore, Bill Yates, James King, Flatt Lonesome, Special Consensus, Crowe Brothers, Larry Stephenson; Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, Roberts Center, 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177 937-372-5804

11/08 Kevin Prater; The Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 ST RT 66, Oakwood, OH 45873 7PM 419-594-2816

11/08 Black Diamond Bluegrass; Chapparells Community Center, 2418 S. Arlington Rd., Akron, OH 7p 330-592-5684

11/08 New Mountain Heritage; Opera House, 5 South Clay St., Clifton, OH 7:30p

11/09 Kevin Prater; Methodist Church, 3345 Prospect Church Rd, Dresden, OH 10a

11/09 Kevin Prater; SW Christian Baptist Church, 8577 Watkins Road SW, Pataskala, OH 6:30p

11/13 Wild Carrot; Midland Theater, downtown Newark, OH 7p 740-345-Live

11/13 Jay Unger, Molly Mason; Miami U,. 1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011 513-785-3277 free

11/15 The Wayfarers; Twin City Opera House, 15 W. Main St. McConnelsville, OH 7p 740-962-4909

11/15 Lonesome Meadow; Clifton Opera House, 5 S. Clay St., Clifton, OH 7:30p

11/16 Black Diamond; Marysville Library, 231 S. Plum St., Marysville, OH 2p

11/21 Grassahol; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9p

11/21 Fox & Hounds, Tillers, Hocking River String Band, Death by Banjo; Woodlands Tavern, West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 9p

11/21 Hot Rize Reunion Tour; Kent Stage, 175 East Main St., Kent, OH 8p 330-677-5005

11/22 2nd Chance Bluegrass; Village Inn & Suites,115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 7-9p 740-498-8456

11/22 Hot Rize Reunion Tour w Red Knuckles; Miami U., 4200 N. University Blvd. Middletown, OH 45042 7:30 pm

11/22 Larry Centers & Centerline; Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 SR 66, Oakwood, OH 45873 7p 419-594-2816

11/30 Grassahol; Ty's Fine Furniture, 106 E. Moler St, Suite 1A, Columbus, OH 43207 5-7P 614-929-5255

12/05 Grassinine; Woodlands Tavern, West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 7:30p 614-299-4987

12/06 Goldwing Express, Patrick Family; Western Brown HS, Mt. Orab, OH 7p 513-684-4342

12/06 Northwest Territory; Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 SR 66, Oakwood, OH 45873 7p 419-594-2816

12/11 The Steeldrivers; Taft Theater, 317 East 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 8:30p 800-745-3000

12/12 The Steeldrivers; Park Street Saloon, 525 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215 9p 614-220-9151

12/12 Mark Brink Brinkman, Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley; Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Rd, Newark, OH 43055 $12 adv. $14 door, 7:30p 740-641-7884

12/13 The Steeldrivers; Barn Full of Tunes, 31950 Krebs Rd, Avon Lake, OH 44012 8p

12/13 Grassahol; Moe’s, 128 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43203 8P 740-920-9002

12/27 TBA; Village Inn & Suites,115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 7-9p 740-498-8456

2015

01/09-10 Rhonda Vincent, Lorraine Jordan Jesse Alexander, Harbourtown, Bemington Ryde, Ottawa County, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Idle Tymes; Winterfest, Holiday Inn Fench Quarters, Perrysburg, OH 330-645-1542

02/28 Balsam Range, Helen Highwater; Miami U,. 1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011 513-785-3277

03/14 Carlos Nunez, April Verch;  Miami U., 4200 N. University Blvd. Middletown, OH 45042

04/11 Travelin' Mc Courys, Gibson Bros.;  Miami U., 4200 N. University Blvd. Middletown, OH 45042

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Bluegrass events in Illinois  Like us on Facebook!

11/01 Missy Armstong & Detour; American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL 60204

11/22 Rebecca Frazier & Hit & Run; American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL 60204

11/23 Hot Rise Reunion Tour; City Winery, 1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, 60607 312-733-Wine

12/13 Flatt Lonesome; American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL 60204

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Bluegrass events in other places Like us on Facebook!

11/20 Hot Rise Reunion Tour; Stoughton WI Opera House 53589

Kentucky Friends of Bluegrass, Meadowgreeen Park Music Hall, 303 Bluegrass Lane, Clay City, KY  40312 606-663-9008 Winter schedule for 2014/2015

10/18 Grascals, Southern Blend $15

10/25 Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, Chester Crabtree & Northfork $12

11/01 Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain also Cane Run Bluegrass $12

11/08 New Coon Creek Girls, Kirby Knob $10

11/15 Farm Hands Quartet, Dove Creek $12

11/22 Southland Drive, Stone Cold Grass $10

11/29 Wendy Miller & Country Grass, Stone Cold Grass $10

12/06 Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express, Good Ground w Dean Osborne $15

12/13 Club Christmas Party

2015

01/03 Custom Made Bluegrass, Blue River $10

01/10 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, ??? $12

01/17 lllrd Tyme Out, Johnny Browning & Cornbread Express $20

01/24 Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Mountain Melody $10

01/31 Dove Creek, Common Ground $10

02/07 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Wilderness Trail $20

02/14 Johnny Browning & Cornbread Express, Stone Cold Grass $10

02/21 Mclain Family Band, Morehead Student Band $12

02/28 Larry Stephenson, Common Ground $12

03/07 Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Southland Drive $20

03/14 Lost & Found, ??? $12

03/21 Moron Brothers, Dean Osborne $10

03/28 Dale Ann Bradley, Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers $12

04/04 Wilderness Trail, Kirby Knob $??

04/11 Boxcars, Custom Made Bluegrass $15

02/05-08/2015 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards & 32nd National Convention
& Band Championship Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN 660-665-7172

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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

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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

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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, October 15, 2014 10:20


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