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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 6:30-9p 574-277-1944

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

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 Goldmine Pickers, Circle City Bluegrass Band, Blue Mafia; Bluegrass Gathering Warsaw Performing Arts Center, 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, IN 46580 574-371-5040 7p $15-30

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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Bluegrass events in Michigan Like us on Facebook!

2014

09/19 Eddie Adkins; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

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

09/20 Marion Blue; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

09/26 Bobby Hutch & Grand Ole Country; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

09/27 New County Grass; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

10/03 Clark Brothers; Kentuckians of Michigan, 28391 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 46174 734-782-0132 $7

10/04 Merv Spencer & Bridge County; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

10/11 Wendy Smith & Blue Velvet; Huron Valley Eagles, 13636 Telegraph Rd (US 24 & Telegraph Rd.), Flat Rock, MI 48134 $7

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 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

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

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 Rd., N. 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 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9p

09/26-28 Echo Valley, Foxtail Grass Reunion, New Outlook, New Mountain Heritage, Steve Scott & the Scott Brothers, Charity Moore & the Big Ugly Boys, Brian Holborroks & Poor Bottom Grass; Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891 Many other activities, rough camping free, water/electric $12/day, wknd $25 419-956-2311 or 419-303-4894

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

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

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

11/15 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

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

12/12 Dale Ann Bradley, Mark Brinkerman; Crossroads Church, 11784 Marne Rd., Newark OH 

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

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

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

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Bluegrass events in Illinois  Like us on Facebook!

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

10/11 The Stacy Grubb Band; American Legion Music Hall, 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL 60204

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!

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

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

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

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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

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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 Friday, September 19, 2014 08:38

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