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Bluegrass Museum's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration This Month

Bill MonroeBy Garian VigilSpeaking of the Bill Monroe Centennial, don't forget that 15 members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame will perform with their respective bands during the International Bluegrass Music Museum's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration, September 12, 13 & 14, 2011! The 3-day celebration takes place at the Bluegrass Museum and RiverPark Center's Cannon Hall, next door to the Museum in Owensboro, Ky. There are a ton of events, exhibits and special presentations planned, so be sure to check out the Museum's web site at www.bluegrassmuseum.org . And if you're on Facebook, there is a special event page for the Centennial at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178586178821244 in addition to the Museum's official FB page at www.facebook.com/BluegrassMuseum (please "like" it if you haven't yet!). Read on for more info on all of the exciting plans for the Centennial.

Bill Monroe's 100th 3-Day Birthday Celebration at Bluegrass Museum

Bill MonroeAll members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame who can still travel will perform with their respective bands during the International Bluegrass Music Museum's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration, September 12, 13 & 14, 2011. The 3-day celebration takes place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum and RiverPark Center's Cannon Hall in Owensboro, KY. The event celebrates the life and 100th birthday of Bill Monroe, popularly known as the Father of Bluegrass Music, who was born in nearby Rosine, Kentucky on September 13, 1911.

Bluegrass Museum Benefit Concert with Ernie Evans Aug. 17

Ernie Evans and the Florida Bluegrass BandAre you ready for the third season of the International Bluegrass Music Museum's benefit concert series? We hope you are, because the first performance of the season features none other than Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band!

Bluegrass Museum Produces Father of Bluegrass Music Documentary

Bill MonroeOwensboro, KY -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum is in the final stages of completing a full-length documentary video about Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of his birth on September 13, 1911.

Blame It On The Bluegrass Running Up The Charts

Blame It On The BluegrassBell Buckle, TN -- Bell Buckle Records is pleased to announce the award-winning Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike are running up the national radio charts like wildfire. The band just returned from a two month European tour, then headed straight to Canada for a performance at the TOMM Fest in Kingston, Ontario where they also hosted numerous "Introduction To Bluegrass" school programs throughout Kingston and the surrounding area. After that, this high energy group returned to the U.S. for a rousing performance at the popular ROMP Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky before returning home to Tenn. To find their new hit single, Blame It On The Bluegrass at #6 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's Top 30 Songs and #8 on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine's Top 30 Hot Singles chart.

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