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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

08/09 Ronnie Stewart & the Boxcars, Cowen Creek Boys, Tony Rothrock and Friends, Linda Smith and Band and more; Schwartz Family Restaurant, 6738 W Governors Trce, Eckerty, IN 47116 812-338-9000 Noon

08/09-10 New Outlook, Kim Robbins, Blue Mafia, Corn Fields and Crossroads; Carl Hammond Bluegrass Festival, Fountaintown, IN 46130 317-509-1657

08/11 Area Code 812, Blue Mafia; Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville,IN 47448 812-988-6555 7:30p $10+fees

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.

08/18 David England, Frest Gras Experience; Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-6555 7:30p $10+fees

08/22-24 Marty Raybon, Grass Cats, Clay Hess, Flatt Lonesome, Branded Bluegrass, Blue Mafia, Bahler-Graber, Alec Hurtubise, Cowboy Church, Cumberland Gap; Winding Creek BGF, 9980 County Road W 100 S Russiaville, IN 46979 wknd $40  rough camping free 765-438-1050

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

08/29-09/01 Earl Park IN community festival with bluegrass; Kenny Stone 708-774-7059 kennystone@sbcglobal.net

08/30-31 Various local artist; Metamora IN Music Festival 765-647-1212

08/30-09/01 Special Consensus, The Howlin’ Brothers, Blue Moon Rising, Town Mountain, Blue Highway, Rambling Rooks, SteelDrivers, IIIrd Tyme Out, The Boxcars, Claire Lynch, Lonesome River;Holiday World, 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus IN 47579 park admission required 800-467-2682

09/01 Jim Ryser, Chuck Wills & Kara Barnard; Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-6555 7:30p $10+fees

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

09/22 Foster Jones, Shelflife;Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St., Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-6555 7:30p $10+fees

09/24-27Allstar lineup; Uncle Pen Days, 5163 ST 135N, Bean Blossom, IN 46160 4 day $90 + camping 800-414-4677

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

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

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2014

08/08-10 Detour, other eclectic bands; Great Lakes Folk festival, Michigan State University Museum, 409 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824 517-355-2370 free will offering

08/14-16 Bobby Hutch, Dale Ann Bradley, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Detour, Feller & Hill, Flatt Lonesome, Grascals, III Tyme Out, Joe Mullins, Larry Efaw, Lorraine Jordan, Nothin' Fancy, , Out of the Blue, Rhonda Vincent, Spinney Brothers, Volume Five, Wendy Smith, Wendy Miller; Milan BGF, KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd., Milan, MI 48160 734-439-1076 adv $75 gate $85 camp $12/day at festival

08/24 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM $15

08/24 Deepwater Bluegrass, Fossil Creek, Hand Hewn, Clark Brothers, New Outlook, Fiddlers ReStrung, Bridge County, Bill Bynum, Nitro Hill; Bachmayer Park, 223 W. Adrian St., Blissfield, MI 49228 11a-8p Free

09/05 Sarah Jarosz; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM $25

09/06 Special Consensus, Clare Lynch, ??; Civic Center Park, 1827 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 248-370-9353 noon-7:30p

09/06 New Outlook; Zellie’s Opry House, 230 E. Edgerton, Howard City, MI 49329 zelliesopryhouse @ gmail.com 616-260-3032 7p doors 6p 8

09/10 Leftover Salmon;The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 doors open 7:30 PM, show at 8 PM $25

09/19 Eddie Adkins; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132

09/19-20 Dog 1, Schlitz Creek, BlueTown, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Deadwood, Dueling Banjos, Hawks and Owls, Luke Lenhart Family & Friends;  Fallfest, Lowell, MI 616-914-4282 $20 wknd

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

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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

08/09 Adam Schlenker; Trek, 13250 SR664, Logan, OH  7p. 740-777-2579

08/10 Doyle Lawson, Comet Bluegrass Allstars, Nightflyer; A Taste of Clermont, Main St., downtown Batavia, OH noon free

08/15-16 Sugar Creek; Amish Country Theater, 3149 OH Rt. 39, Walnut Creek, OH 3 & 7p daily 614-561-8055

08/16 Jake Young; Trek, 13250 SR664, Logan, OH  7p. 740-777-2579

08/21-23 Dale Lykins, E. Fork Junction Dixie Ryders, Ma Crow & Lady Slippers, III Tyme Out, Missey Warner, NightFlyer, Adkins & Loudermilk, Feller & Hill, James King, Marty Raybon, Samantha Patrick, Hammer Towne, Idle Tymes, Hart Brothers, Higher Vision, Clay Hess Band, Joe Mullins, Darrell Webb; Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown, OH 513-752-2747

08/22 The Wayfarers; Roscoe Village, 600 N Whitewoman St, Coshocton, OH 43812 8:30-11:30p.

08/22-23   Remmington Ryde, New Outlook, Safire Sun, Ottawa County, Safire Sun, Ottawa County, Harbour Town, Adkins and Loudermilk, Lonesome River Band; KOA, 2311 Cleveland Road, Sandusky, OH

08/23 Black Diamond, Coshocton Village Inn, 115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 7-9p. 740-498-8456 duane1000 @ roadrunner.com

08/23 True Blue, Tyler Ashcraft; Trek Theatre's 13250 SR664, Logan, OH  7p. 740-777-2579

08/28-30 Marty Raybon, Larry Sparks, Don Rigsby, Evans Brothers & Dave Evans, Hershel Blevins, Blanton Family, Whitaker Brothers, Buck & Company, Harold Hamilton, Caney Creek, Ottawa County, Kentucky Border, Riverbend reunion; Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Road, Mansfield, OH.  4p daily proceeds to Nationwide Childrens Hospital wknd $50, electric $8/day

08/30 Chase Potter & friends; Trek Theatre's 13250 SR664, Logan, OH  7p. 740-777-2579

09/05-06 Mountaineers, Sugar Creek, Kevin Prater, Chestnut Ridge, Cedar Hill, Turning Ground; Crossroads Church, 11784 Marne Rd., Newark OH  43055 $various, 740-641-7884

09/05-06 7 bands; Bluegrass in the Grove; Lincoln Way Auction, 2817 SR 602, Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-4363 free camping

09/07 Claire Lynch other non-bluegrass bands; Black Swamp Arts Festival, 174 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH

09/11-13 Missy Werner, Spinney Brothers, Hillbilly Gypsies, Sugar Creek, Special Consensus, Northwest Territory, Night Flyer, Helen Highwater Stringband, Dale Ann Bradley; Mohican BGF, 22462 Wally Road, Glenmont, OH 44628 740-599-6741

09/12 Gipson & Fitz; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

09/13 John Cowan, John McFee; Miami University’s Hamilton. OH, Parrish Auditorium 7:30 pm

09/19-21 Cedar Hill Bluegrass, Out of Mind, Open Highway, Dan Crabtree, Billy Reiter, Hard Tyme, Lewis Pride, Timberline, Lukas Harlan, Wayfare’s, Frosty Morning, Sod Busters; Thornville Backwoods Festival, 8572 High Point Rd., Thornville, OH 9a daily 740-346-4709

09/19 Grassahol; Byrne's Pub, 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 614-486-4722

09/20 Grassahol; Clintonville Farmer's Market, 3519 N. High St, Columbus, OH 9:30-11:30 A

09/20 Doyle Lawson; H.S., 140 N Munroe Rd, Tallmadge, OH 44278 330-620-4303

09/20 Feller & Hill, Black Diamond; Marysville Veterans Memorial Hall, 233 W. 6th St., Marysville, OH 8p 937-642-6279 or tknotts @ unioncounty dot org

09/20-21 Glenn Parks, Mad River Railroad, Sugar Creek Bluegrass, Grassahol, Daniel Dye & the Miller Road Band and Muleskinner; Pottersburg Covered Bridge, 17141 Inskeep-Cratty Road, North Lewisburg, OH 8a-5p Sat. Noon-4p Sun.

09/26 Strung Up; Westerville OH City Hall 6-9 pm

09/26 Slate Ridge; Byrne’s Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9p

09/27 Deep Water; Coshocton Village Inn, 115 N Water St, Coshocton, OH 43812 7-9p. 740-498-8456 duane1000 @ roadrunner.com

09/27 Grassahol; Evans Park, Pataskala, OH Noon-2p 740-927-5757

09/28 Appalachian Grass, Apple Fest, Farm Park, 1582 Slabtown Rd., Lima, OH 45801 1 & 4p

10/10-12 Ralph Stanley, Hillbilly Gypsies, Joe Freeman Band, The Roys, Vern McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, Open Rail, The Wayfarers, Rachael Burge and Blue Dawning, Adkins and Loudermilk, Johnny Staatss; Bob Evans Farm, Rio Grande, OH 11a Fri, 10a Sat 11a Sun

10/10 Hammertowne; Crossroads Church, 11784 Marne Rd., Newark OH  43055 $12 adv. $14 door, 7:30p 740-641-7884

10/11 Lonesome River, Don Rigsby, Dappled Grays, Andy Carlson, Dennison University BGB, local favorites; Main Street, downtown Newark, OH noon-11p

10/11 Nothin’ Fancy, New Mountain Heritage; Western Brown HS, Mt. Orab, OH 7p

10/11 Kevin Prater; Fairborn Opry House, 23 E. Main St., Fairborn, OH 7p

10/11 Sugar Creek; Downtown Waynesville, OH Noon-2p

10/12 Kevin Prater; Church of Christ, 900 Orange St., Chillicothe, OH 10:30a

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 http://www.roscoevillage.com

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 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

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

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

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Bluegrass events in Illinois  Like us on Facebook!

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

08/16-17 The Bankesters; Tommy Brown & County Line Grass; Trinity River; Potters Wheel; Chris Talley Trio; Cornfields & Crossroads; Burie Family; and Dog 1; Rockome Gardens, 125N CR 425E, Arcola, IL 61910 217-268-4106

08/22-24 David Davis, The Bankesters; Calico Creek; Firebox; Mackville, The Baker Family; Memorial Park, 100 W. Boone St., Salem, IL 62881 877-725-3611

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

09/25-27 James King, Doyle Lawson, Little Roy & Lizzy, Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Bobby Osborne, Living Water, Mackville, Prairie Grass, Dixie Ryders; Threshermen's Park, 14975 E. 2200 North Rd., Pontiac, IL 61764 wknd $45

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08/02 Fiddle contest, registration 1:00pm, junior class 2:00pm. The open class contest will follow the junior class. Expo Center (south end of fair park) Activity Stage, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8100 W. Greenfield Ave. West Allis, WI 53214-0990 Danny Nimphius (414) 248-4150

08/15-17 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Mountain Faith, Unseen Strangers, Rescue Junction, Clean Sweep Revival, Marc Roy & Friends, All Day Sunday Gospel Music; Conestoga Trail Bluegrass & Gospel Festival, 325 Hwy 2, RR1, Princeton, Ontario N0J 1V0 519-458-4515

09/16-20 Poppy Mountain BGF Morehead, KY Don McBrayer 606-784-2277 poppymtn@yahoo.com poppymountainbluegrass.com

09/30-10/04 World of Bluegrass, Raleight, NC see web site for hundreds of details

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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.

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

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