Bluegrass Fan Fest

Bluegrass Fan Fest

Third weekend in October
This festival for bluegrass music fans follows a week-long trade show of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), held the third week in September in Owensboro, Ky. Owensboro was the choice for the event's location because Bill Monroe (1912-1996)—the founder of the seminal bluegrass group, The Blue Grass Boys, and father of bluegrass music—was born in Ohio County, 30 miles from the city. More than 40 bluegrass groups perform, and proceeds from admission sales go to a trust fund for IBMA members.
CONTACTS:
International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle S, Ste. 100
Nashville, TN 37203
888-438-4262 or 615-256-3222; fax: 615-256-0450
www.ibma.org
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