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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.

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"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

Indiana

1st Thurs. Wakarusa Jamboree, Northwood Elementary School, 400 N Washington St, Wakarusa, IN 46573 Sept. - May this location 6:30-9p 574-862-2200 (June, July & August0

1st & 3rd Fri. Bluegrass jam, Bacon's Rhythm & Brews, 7954 S Wayne St., Hamilton, IN 46742 7pm 260-488-4001

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Tues. jam 6:30-8:30 Old Jail Museum jam, 121 N Indiana St., Warsaw, IN 46580 Come to back door. 260-403-5067

3rd Fri. Bluegrass, Country, Gospel Jam 7-9pm SR 14, Community Center, North Akron, IN 46910

3rd Sat. Bluegrass, Country, Gospel Jam 5:30-9:30p break at 7 for refreshments 1400 W Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580 no Jul/Aug.

08/01 Tommy Brown, Higher Ground Blackberry Jam, more: City Park, Tell City, IN 47586 812-619-6053 3-8p free

08/01 Dailey & Vincent; Community BLD., 9164 East 975 North, Oden, IN 47562 812-486-6896 7p $20

08/08 Grandview Junction;  Mitchell Opera House, 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7p (812) 849-4447

08/09 TBA; 3rd  Front Porch Music Festival, Central Park, 68 Lafayette St, Valparaiso, IN 46383 219-464-4700

08/14-16 Echo Valley, Deadwood, Cornfields & Crossroads, Out of the Blue, North Back 40, Paul Bryant, Kim Robins, New County Grass, Rusty Nail Crossing; Osceola, IN Bluegrass festival, W Rogers St. Osceola, IN 46561 Randy Leliaert 574-674-0015 free

08/21-23 Flatt Lonesome, Lil Roy & Lizzy Show, Branded Bluegrass, Cornfields & Crossroads, Shane Adkins, Tommy Brown Band, Bahler Family Band, Blue Mafia New Balance, Alec Hurtibise & Friends; Winding Creek, 9980 County Rd W 100 S, Russiaville, IN 46979 $40 prepay

08/27 Southern Raised; Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 7p

09/03-04 The Isaacs; Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 7p

09/03-06 Balsam Range, Grascals, Art Stevenson, Kip and Jerry's Rocky Road Show, Brad Folk and Bluegrass Playboys, Schlitz Creek, Nightflyer, New Outlook, Sleepy Hollow, Open Highway, Ronnie Deaton & New Balance, Pickin Up Speed, Atkinson Family, band scramble Sat., Gospel sing Sun. AM; Tri-State Bluegrass Festival, 590 N. Fair St., Kendallville, IN 46755 F/S/S $30 260-918-4790 flyer

09/04-07 Blue Mafia, The New Balance, Atkinson Family, Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys, Cumberland Gap, Battleground BGB; Earl Park IN free festival 219-730-8003 camping $90

09/05 The Kevin Prater Band; Mitchell Opera House, N 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7-9 pm (812) 849-4447

09/05-06 Metamora IN Music Festival  47030  765-647-1212

09/12 Paul Bryant and Kentucky Border;  Mitchell Opera House, 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7p (812) 849-4447

09/23-26 Russell Moore, Marty Raybon, Ronnie Reno, The Grascals, Larry Cordle, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Larry Stephenson, Melvin Goins, Spinney Brothers, Rickey Wasson, Wildwood Valley Boys, Darrell Webb, Tim Graves, Larry Gillis, Kevin Prater, Larry Efaw, Jeff Brown, Doyle Lawson, Bobby Osborne, Junior Sisk, Michael Cleveland, Tommy Sells, Joe Mullins, Tommy Brown, Feller & Hill, Mountain Faith, Flatt Lonesome, James King, Chris Jones, Audie Blaylock, Kody Norris, Karl Shiflett, Jesse McReynolds, Larry Sparks, Dr. Ralph Stanley & Ralph II; Uncle Pen days,  Bean Blossom, IN 800-414-4677

10/03 Grandview Junction; Mitchell Opera House, N 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7-9 pm (812) 849-4447

10/03-04 as of 7/14 still 2014 info on web; Friendship Festival, Old Mill Campground, 7249 1st St, Friendship, IN 47021

10/15 Rhonda Vincent; Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 7p

10/16 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver;Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 7p

10/17 Buddy Greene; Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 7p

10/24 Blue Mafia; Mitchell Opera House, N 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7-9 pm (812) 849-4447

11/07 Lick Creek Band; Mitchell Opera House, N 7th & Brook Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 7-9 pm (812) 849-4447

12/31 Dailey & Vincent; Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 888-447-4725 2p & 9p

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Every Tues. Jam/dance, Scotts Community Center, 8450 36th St S, Scotts, MI 49088 6-9p 269-388-3839 free

Every Tues. jam;Senior Center, Main St.,  E. Jordan, MI   49727 6-10p  231-434-9153

2nd Tues. slow jam, Public Library, 6260 92nd St., Caledonia, MI 49316 616-891-8825

3rd Fri Jam/Dance, Ostemo Grange Hall, 3234 North 3rd Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 6:30-9p 269-388-3839 free

Last Mon. Slow jam, Public Library, 3943 W. River Dr., Comstock Park, MI 49321 616-272-8815

07/24-26 Out of the Blue; Gateway Park Campground, 4111 West Hallett Rd., Hillsdale MI 49242 517-437-7005

07/31 Out of the Blue; Antique Flywheelers Club, 00145 US 131 North, Boyne Falls, MI 49713 231-549-3041

08/01 Out of the Blue, Detour, Luke Warm, Just Jammin', Nik Carman; Manton MI BGF,  Manton Arts Station, 49663 11a-9p

08/06-08 The Spinney Brothers, Nothin' Fancy, Feller & Hill, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Mountain Faith, Dailey & Vincent, Iiird Tyme Out, Joe Mullins, Flatt Lonesome, Sugar Creek Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Detour, Volume Five, Larry Efaw, Junior Sisk; Milan BGF, KC Campground 14048 Sherman Rd, Milan, MI 48160 3 day $75 camping $12/day (734) 439-1076

08/09 Grass of a Different Color, Cark Brothers, Fulton County, Company of Strangers, Larry Webster, Bobby Hutch, Candy, Ron Bloomfield; flyer; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

08/13-15 Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers; Buckeye BGF, Greenwich, OH 330-645-1542

08/14-15 Fiddlers convention, Hillsdale, MI FG 269-795-3143

08/16 Bryan Sutton, Sam Grisman, Casey Campbell & Mike Burnett band; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 8 PM $25

08/17 Jerry Douglas band; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 8 PM $30

08/27 Thunderwüde; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 8 PM $15

08/28 Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 8 PM $15

08/29 RFD Boys; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 8 PM $11/10

08/29 New County Grass; Blissfield, MI 517-486-3671

08/30 Ernie Evans, Bobby Hutch, Bridge County, more; SE MI BGMA, KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Rd., Milan, MI

09/12 tba; Auburn Hills MI Parade of stars, Civic Park 48326  248-370-9353 

09/19-20 Dulcimer festival, performances and 2 days of classes; Folkcraft Instruments, 22133 Main St., Woodburn, IN 46797 800-433-3655

09/23-26 IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon, Ronnie Reno, Grascals, Larry Cordle, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Larry Stephenson, Melvin Goins, Spinney Brothers, Rickey Wasson, Wildwood Valley Boys, Darrell Webb, Tim Graves, Larry Gillis, Kevin Prater Band, Larry Efaw, Jeff Brown, Doyle Lawson, Bobby Osborne, Jr Sisk, Michael Cleveland, Tommy Sells, Joe Mullins, Tommy Brown, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, Mountain Faith, Flatt Lonesome, James King, Chris Jones, Audie Blaylock, Kody Norris, Karl Shiflett, Jesse McReynolds, Larry Sparks, Dr. Ralph Stanley & Ralph II; Beanblossom Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen days, 800-414-4677 $90+camping

09/27 The Steel Wheels, The RFD Boys; The Ark 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108 734-761-1800 7:30 PM $50-500

10/03 Michigan State Fiddle Contest, Huron Twp. Applefest, New Boston, MI  stringtet at charter dot net

10/10 Michigan Fiddlers Assoc., Barry County Commission on Aging, 320 W. Woodlawn, Hastings, MI 49058 2p Fiddlers, 4p Jam, 5p dinner, 6p square dancing 269-795-3143

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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

08/13-15 Rhonda Vincent, Ralph II. Bluegrass Mountaineers, Caney Creek, Harbourtown, Idle Tyme, James King, Ottawa County, Jesse Alexander, Coney Carver, Paul Bryant, Larry Gillis, Lorraine Jordan; Greenwich Bluegrass Festival, Greenwich Coon Hunters Club, 33221 Plymouth E. Rd., Greenwich, OH 44387 330-645-1541

08/14-15 Sugar Creek; Amish Country Theater, 3149 OH 39, Walnut Creek, OH 3 & 7p

08/20-22 Russell Moore, Larry Sparks, Joe Mullins, Darrell Webb, Ralph Stanley II, Jr. Sisk, Nightflyer, Adkins & Loudermilk, Higher Vision, Hammertowne, Dixie Ryders, Missy Werner, East Fork Junction, Patrick's, Anna Allen, Ma Crow; Brown County BGF, 325 W State St #1, Georgetown, OH 45121 513-678-6271 wknd $75 camping $10/day

08/23 Dailey and Vincent; Sugar Loaf Mountain Amphitheater, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601 7pm 866-855-0700

09/03-05 Marty Raybon, Dave Evans, Ralph Stanley 11, Judy Marshall, Tyler Williams, Harbourtown, Whitaker Bro.; Helping Families With Cancer, Richland Cty FG, 750 Home Rd., Mansfield, OH 44906 wknd $50 camping $15/day 561-886-8889

09/12 The Boxcars; Tallmadge HS, 140 N. Munroe Rd., Tallmadge, OH 44278 7p 330-620-4030

09/17-19 Balsam Range, Black Diamond, Sugar Creek Bluegrass, Nightflyer, Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers, Border Ride, Kevin Prater Band, Tillers, Northwest Territory, Nu-Blu, Junior Sisk, Becky Buller; Mohican Bluegrass Festival - Mohican Wilderness Campground, 22462 Wally Road, Glenmont, OH 44628 $60 + camping $45-$70  740-599-6741

09/18-20 Black Diamond, Daniel Dye & the Miller Road, Grassahol, Mad River Railroad, Muleskinner Band, One More Time String Band, Sugar Creek, other events; Pottersburg Bridge, 17141 Inskeep-Cratty Rd., N. Lewisburg, OH 43060 937-642-6279

09/25 Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester; Miami University Middletown, 4200 N University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042 513-727-3412

09/26 Kevin Prater; Coshocton Village Inn & Suites 115 N. Water St. in Coshocton, OH 740-498-8456

09/27 Kevin Prater; Warehouse/ Steak-n-Stein Restaurant, 400 N Whitewoman St, Roscoe Village, Coshocton, OH 43218 Outside on the Patio, 2 - 5 pm Free Reservations 740-622-4001

10/02 Doyle Lawson; Ohio Ag., 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 7p 330-263-3700

04/16/2016 The Steeldrivers; Miami University Artist Series, 1601 University Blvd.. Hamilton OH 45011 Parrish Auditorium 513-727-3412

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Bluegrass events in Illinois  Like us on Facebook!

09/12 Riders in the Sky; Woodstock Opera House, 121 E Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098 815-338-5300 $23 4 & 8p

09/24-26 IIIrd Tyme Out, Cody Norris, Rarely Herd, Farm Hands, more; Threshermen's Park, 14975 E. 2200 N. Rd., Pontiac, IL 61764 815-844-3560

02/27/2016 Becky Buller Band; Chicago Bluegrass, American Legion, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 8p

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09/10-12 Crossroads, Tommy Webb, Tommy Brown, Wilderness Trail, Kirby Knob Boys, Middle Fork, Phillip Akemon, Southland Drive, Custom Made Bluegrass, Gary Brewer, Sammy Adkins, Johnny Browning; Meadowgreen Park BGF, 303 Bluegrass Lane, Clay City, KY  40312 606-663-9008 wknd $40, camping $15/day

09/29-10/03 Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Earls of Leicester, Steep Canyon Rangers, Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range, Stringdusters and more! IBMA, Raleigh, NC 888-438-4262

09/25-26 WoodSongs Front Porch Assoc. Gathering, Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton, TN 37716 865-494-7680

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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  The Opera House of Mitchell was sold by the city of Mitchell last year to Hoosier Uplands. It will reopen July 2015

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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.

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

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

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, Howard City, MI 49329 CLOSED Web site gone

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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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Updated Monday, July 27, 2015 16:40

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