Here is your chance to make a name for yourself and benefit the International Bluegrass Music Center & Museum at the same time. You are invited to take your seat as a seat donor. Your gift will allow you to become a permanent part of the 450 seat theater in the International Bluegrass Music Center. Your name – or the name of a group, organization or loved one you choose to honor – will be engraved on a permanent brass plate on a theater seat.
The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible and the naming rights for each seat costs $1000 each. The donor plate will remain throughout the lifetime of the chair. The plaques are 1¼ inches tall by 4 inches wide with a brass finish and will be attached to the backs of the seats. There is space for three (3) lines of text with 20 characters per line. Spaces and punctuation count as characters. The plates will be randomly selected. If you purchase more than one, they will be grouped together.
These plates and seats are for the new International Bluegrass Music Center & Museum. The foundation has officially been laid for the new International Bluegrass Music Museum in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. Together with the City of Owensboro, Mayor Ron Payne, the Daviess County Fiscal Court and Judge Executive Al Mattingly, the International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame broke ground on a new $15.4 million facility Thursday June 23 in Owensboro.
Not only is this a good thing for Owensboro, but the new and expanded Museum and Hall of Fame is good for the State of Kentucky. From a tourism standpoint, this is a Kentucky project.”
~ Chris Joslin, IBMM Executive Director
This $15.4 million project will allow IBMM to house the world’s foremost collection of bluegrass artifacts, memorabilia, and music recordings in a safe environment for generations to come.
of Fame broke ground on a new $15.4 million facility Thursday June 23 in Owensboro.
With views of the Ohio River, the new Bluegrass Museum and Hall of Fame will be the focal point of the city of Owensboro. It will be the only full-scale Bluegrass Music Museum in the world, including a 450 seat concert hall, recording studio, an outdoor concert area to seat 2,000, an expansive gift shop, research library, teaching rooms and a rooftop restaurant overlooking downtown.