2021 Memorial and Labor Day festival.

With great sadness we must report that the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association has been forced to cancel its Memorial Day 2021 bluegrass festival. This is the third festival we have been forced to cancel.
A decision on the Labor Day event held in Noble county is being reviewed with a decision date of July 15. As of March 2021, social distancing and masks are required for outdoor events. Events are limited to 250 people not in the same family if the county is in the "Blue" range which Noble county is at this time.

Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association
Inclusion Statement

The Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association (NIBGA) is committed to being a diverse organization bringing the experience and joy of bluegrass music to everyone. Bluegrass music has expanded far beyond its original audience, and bluegrass music enthusiasts are not all the same. We believe that drawing upon our differences empowers all of us to connect and belong, and this will make our music thrive and grow in the future.

  • Anyone with an interest in bluegrass music is welcome at NIBGA events.
  • Performers at NIBGA events will be evaluated and selected solely on the quality of their music and the entertainment value their stage show holds for our family-based audience.
  • Vendors will be given consideration based solely on the level to which their product satisfies a need for our audience.
  • Grants will be administered based solely on the need and musical potential of candidates.

Winter meetings

The monthly meeting/jam
April 18 and May 16, 2021
Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Rd,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

from noon until 5pm or so.
Bluegrass only Music please!

We had a good jam last month! Thanks to all who followed he rules!

No carry-in's allowed, club rules. Full service sandwiches and drinks available.

If you have a fever, cough or other signs of Covid-19 please do not attend. Masks and social distancing are required!

NIBGA Facebook feed

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Kim Kraemer

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Join us 3/21/2021 for our monthly Bluegrass jam/meeting from noon-5 or so at the SW Conservation club in Ft. Wayne, IN. No charge 
If you are hungry they have wonderful breaded tenderloins!

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Yum.

Southwest Conservation Club 5703 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 is the location.

With great sadness the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association has been forced to cancel its Memorial Day 2021 bluegrass festival. This is the third festival we have been forced to cancel.

A decision on the Labor Day event held in Noble county is being reviewed. As of March 2021, social distancing and masks are required for outdoor events. Events are limited to 250 people not in the same family if the county is in the "Blue" range which Noble county is at this time.
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Just saw your post on canceling the Memorial Day festival. Unfortunate and sad, and I'm sure the last thing you wanted to do. Let's hope there is better news with the Labor Day Festival. Thanks for all of your work on this.

The decision to cancel the festival was not undertaken lightly by the NIBGA board, and we delayed making the decision as long as we thought prudently possible. However, we do not feel information regarding the easing of restrictions will be available in time for us to make definitive plans by Memorial Day weekend.

So tired of hearing this BS in this state. I've worked everyday of this covid crap as an essential employee ( making sticky paper for labels!!) and I'm thoroughly sick to death of all these out door cancellations! You organizers need to help start getting this state back to normal. The vaccine is here, folks are responding....now grow a pair and let these things happen!!

Who makes this decision?

Soooooooooooo sad!

Stupidity

But going to Walmart is perfectly fine. Let's limit outdoor festivities. Just loving our corporate america!

This seems confusing. Is it canceled or being reviewed?

This decision is so STUPID

OPEN the State

Ok this is getting outrageous. The majority of elderly have been vaccinated. Everyone wears their masks and social distances and I don’t think I’ve ever seen 250 people in the seating area - most of them being married or with their kids too. I get the caution but to what extent? This is a highlight for me and I’m sure the older generations as bluegrass is fading. If you are scared to come then don’t. I guess I don’t understand why this decision or the last statement for that matter. Is it cancelled or being reviewed and may change?

Open the state back up!!!

Rhonda Halsey Kondas Branden Kondas

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This is ridiculous !!!!!!!!

So sad, but wise. Thank you for being on the smart side. We'll more than likely see you sometime this summer!

Stupid

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Chris Taylor

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Click link to order tickets! 

https://www.mooncityeventcenter.com/store/p194/SIDELINE-April_11th_-SUNDAY_MATINEE_SHOW-3PM.html