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Indiana Bluegrass Events and Associations

So you want to take in a little bluegrass but don’t know where to go? The following is a list of bluegrass festivals, shows or events, and bluegrass associations throughout the state.

Bluegrass Festivals and Events

Thursday evenings: (Greencastle, Putnam County) - Live bluegrass by the Fret Set at The Walden Inn, at 2 Seminary Square. 765-653-2761.

June 2-3 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 2nd Annual Bill Monroe & Bentley Fitness Trail Bluegrass Jam at Bill Monroe Memorial Park. Call 800-414-4677.

June 8-10 (Portland, Jay County) - Woody Turner’s Jayland Bluegrass Festival at Jay County Fairgrounds. Call CIBGA/Audra Demarcus (765-674-5117).

June 13-18 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 34th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. at Bill Monroe Memorial Park. Call 1-800-414-4677 or www.beanblossom.com.

June 23-25 (Battle Ground, Indiana) - Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering at Tippecanoe Memorial Battlefield Park. 765-742-1419 or email [email protected]

June 30-July 2 (Converse, Indiana) - Converse Bluegrass Festival at Converse Fairgrounds. Call CIBGA/Audra Demarcus (765-674-5117).

July 7-8 (Beach Grove) Ed Hamilton Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Call Sam Hamilton 317-788-2939.

July 13-16 (Westfield, Indiana) - Little Eagle Creek Invitational Bluegrass Festival at Rynearson Farm. Call Max Rynearson 317-896-2985.

July 28- 29 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 3rd Annual Bean Blossom Jam Fest at at Bill Monroe Memorial Park. Call 800-414-4677 .

August 18-20 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 2nd Annual Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee - bluegrass and Southern Gospel at Bill Monroe Memorial Park. 800-414-4677.

August 31-Sept. 3 (Kendallville, Noble County) - 24th Annual Tri-State Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival at Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds, sponsored by Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association. Call Jim Winger 219-432-4485, email [email protected] or see <http://www.ft-wayne.com/bluegrass/> .

September 8-9 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 2nd Annual Bill Monroe County Music Classic & Lefty Frizzell Days Festival at Bill Monroe Memorial Park. 1-800-414-4677.

September 14-17 (Westfield, Hamilton County) - Little Eagle Creek Bluegrass Festival at Rynearson Farm. Call 317-896-2985.

September 22-23 (Plymouth, Marshall County) - End of Summer Bluegrass Festival at Plymouth Park. Call Marc Hayden 219-936-2876.

September 21-24 (Bean Blossom, Brown County) - 26th Annual Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Day Festival. 800-414-4677.

October 13-15 (Henryville, Indiana) Fall Bluegrass Festival. Call Charles Cleveland 812-294-4317.

October 20-22 (Richmond, Wayne County) - SPBGMA Bluegrass Band Contest at Wayne County Fairgrounds. Call Chuck Stearman at 660-665-7172.

OTHER PLACES TO SEE BLUEGRASS

Madison, Jefferson County - Monthly jam first Saturday of every month at 4H Fairgrounds. Held by the Jefferson County BGA. Contact 812-866-3367.

Terre Haute, Vigo County - Last Saturday of every month. Meeting/Jam held by the NCBAMA at the Rose Hulman Inst. of Tech. 7-11pm. Call J. Derry at 812-232-8720 or e-mail [email protected].

Fort Wayne, Indiana - Third Sunday of October, November and January through April from noon until 6pm at the Marine Corps League, New Haven. Contact [email protected] or call 219-432-4485 or see http://www.ft-wayne.com/bluegrass/

Hanover, Jefferson County - 2nd Thursday of every month. Held by the Jefferson County BGA at the College Physical Bldg., in Hanover. Email [email protected].

BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATIONS/LINKS

Central Indiana Bluegrass Association (CIBGA) Based out of Marion, Indiana. Nonprofit organization. Host 3 festivals. Monthly meetings and jam sessions. CIBGA, 6020 Elm Drive, Marion, IN 46953. 765-674-5117. http://www.svs.net/flash/central.htm

Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association (NIBGA), based out of Fort Wayne. Promote awareness of Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music. Monthly jam meetings in New Haven, Indiana. Call 219-432-4485 or email [email protected] or see www.ft-wayne.com/bluegrass.

The Society for the Preservation of Old Time Music. Based out of Highland, Indiana. Dedicated to preserving musical art forms, material and techniques. Send notices of events in the area and sponsor performances featuring traditional musicians. 708-849-0696.

Jefferson County Bluegrass Association, Madison, Indiana. Email [email protected]. Contact 812-866-3367.

BLUEGRASS RADIO SHOWS

“Bluegrass Jammin’ Time”, Sunday, 6-9pm, WCJP at 92.7 (Madison, Indiana). Email [email protected].

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