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IBMA and Foundation Complete Merger

International Bluegrass Music AssociationNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association, Inc. and the IBMA Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Bluegrass Music Inc.) have officially merged into a single organization. The merger recognizes and formalizes the historic relationship between the two organizations and will help to strengthen coordination of their fundraising and operations.

Bluegrass Foundation Grant Recipient Walker Creek Music Camp

Walker Creek Music CamEvery month we plan to tell you about one of the deserving programs or projects funded by Foundation for Bluegrass Music grants, starting with the Walker Creek Music Camp held October 6-9, 2016 in rural Marin County, California. Classes for aspiring musicians of all ages at Walker Creek Ranch, located an hour north of the San Francisco Bay area, included instruction in bluegrass and old-time fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals, bass, Dobro, beginning jam sessions, and the "Music and More" (M&M) program for children. Electives included everything from flatfoot dancing to songwriting.

Foundation for Bluegrass Hires Nancy Cardwell

Nancy CardwellNashville, TN -- The Foundation for Bluegrass Music hired Nancy Cardwell as their administrator in August, as they are gearing up for a full slate of events planned for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2016.

Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grant Recipients

Foundation for Bluegrass MusicNashville, TN -- The Foundation for Bluegrass Music announced the four programs that will receive funding grants from the Foundation in 2015.

Foundation For Bluegrass Music Fundraiser Follows Awards Show

Blue HighwayThe Foundation for Bluegrass Music is proud to announce, for the first time ever, the online sale of tickets to the Foundations Annual Fundraising Event featuring Blue Highway and a bluegrass karaoke extravaganza! This year the Foundation partnered with the IBMA Youth Council to promote the upcoming event. Tickets ($10 each) can be purchased in the exhibitor hall from the Foundation booth, at the Youth Councils Kick Off Party on Wednesday at 5 PM in Raleigh Convention Center room 203, at the door the night of the show at Tir Na Nog, or right here online. Blue Highway will be performing at both Wide Open Bluegrass as well as the Foundations Event.

Foundation for Bluegrass Music Announces Grant Recipents

Foundation for Bluegrass MusicNashville, TN -- Just in time to celebrate the announcement of four “Bluegrass Innovator” grants for 2013, the Foundation For Bluegrass Music has released a new video featuring some of the genre’s brightest stars. The foundation for Bluegrass Music joins Passion with People.

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music Extends Grant Application Deadline

Earl ScruggsNashville, TN -- Earl Scruggs was perhaps one of the only musicians in any genre who created the definitive sound of his instrument in the genre; banjo players around the world will forever identify the sound of the three-finger style of bluegrass banjo playing as “Scruggs style.” Warren Hellman was a visionary who created, funded and grew his California-based “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” free event into one of the largest of its kind in the country. Mr. Hellman passed away on December 18, 2011, and Mr. Scruggs passed away on March 28, 2012.

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