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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

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

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

12/19  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

2015

01/23  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

02/07 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

03/01 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Power Center, 121 Fletcher, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 $35, $45, $75 7:30p

03/20 Red Tail Ring, Billy Strings & Don Julin (folk, old timey, bluegrass); MSU’s Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn, E. Lansing, MI 48823 8p $15, $12, $5

04/04 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

05/09 Michigan Fiddlers Assoc., Hopkins HS, Clark St., Hopkins, MI 49328 49058 2p Fiddlers, 4p Jam, 5p dinner, 6p square dancing 269-795-3143

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

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

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

12/31 Kevin Prater Band; Father Johns Microbrewery, 301 W. Butler St., Bryan, OH 43506 740-641-7884 $15

12/31 The Spikedrivers (pop), Hocking River String Band; Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 614-299-4987 8p $14.50

2015

01/03 Billie Renee & Cumberland Gap, Ma Crow & The Lady Slippers; Western Brown H.S., Mt. Orab, OH 7p 513-684-4342

01/09 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Kevin Mabry; United Methodist Church, 207 S. Court St., Marysville, OH 43040 937-642-4712

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

01/18 Rhonda Vincent; Stuart's Opera House 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764 3p 740-753-1924 $30/25

01/23 Steven Fox B-Day Bash Fox N Hounds w/ Hocking River String Band, Blue Moon Soup; Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212 614-299-4987 8p $14.50

02/01 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers; Fairview Christian Church, 1817 Borland Rd., Ray, OH 45672 2p 931-808-8083

02/06 Marty Raybon; Crossroads Christian Church, 11784 Marne Rd. Newark, OH 43055 740-671-7884

02/07 Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Missy Werner Band; Western Brown H.S., Mt. Orab, OH 7p 513-684-4342

02/08 Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out; Stuart's Opera House 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, OH 45764 3p 740-753-1924

02/09 Vernon & Kitty McIntyre duet; Monday Music Festival, Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Ave,
Centerville, OH 45459 free 6:30pm - 8:30 937-435-3700

02/20 Grascals, Black Diamond Bluegrass; United Methodist Church, 207 S. Court St., Marysville, OH 43040 937-642-4712 7p 937-642-4712

02/21 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers; Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314 7:30p

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

03/01 Appalachian Grass, Berachah Valley, Nightflyer, Missy Werner, New Outlook, plus lots more, benefit show for Mike Elliott; Brookville Music Center, 706 Market St., Brookville, OH 45309 approximately 11:30 am til 6:00 pm Cathy Baker

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!

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

2015

03/20 Red Tail Ring; Charlotte's Web, 420 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103-6810 815-964-9713 $15

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

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

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.

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 Thursday, December 18, 2014 16:28

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