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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.

A Classic Bluegrass Tribute to Bill Monroe Released by Rounder

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute/Rounder/Burlington, MA - Bill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre's most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a benchmark for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Monroe created a distinctive music, a genre of its own that proved itself compelling and enduring. Over 60 years after its birth, bluegrass is as healthy as it's ever been, with 500 festivals each year around the United States, and bands in more than two dozen other countries.

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.

2011 Jerusalem Ridge Festival Honors Bill Monroe with 6 Days of Bluegrass

Jerusalem Ridge 2011Rosine, KY -- As you may know, folks all over the world are celebrating Bill Monroe’s 100th birthday this year. To commemorate this special onetime occurrence, the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is going to have a SIX day celebration at the Bill Monroe Home Place on Jerusalem Ridge. Updated web site www.JerusalemRidgeFestival.org. As the event gets closer, the web site will be updated every few days. Click your “refresh button” if the info looks old. Dates are September 27- October 2, 2011.

Rebel Records Joins in on Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration

Bill MonroeCharlottesville, VA -- 2011 marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, creator of bluegrass, and without doubt one of the most important and influential figures in American music. In a career that began in the late 1930s, Monroe and his band The Blue Grass Boys started a new genre of roots-based music that not only influenced artists worldwide, from Elvis Presley on down, but effectively shaped or changed the lives of literally thousand of professional and amateur musicians.

From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe

From Rock-n-Roll to Bill MonroeLangley, KY -- In celebration of Bill Monroe's 100th birthday, Tommy Webb is proud to announce his new single release, "From Rock-N-Roll to Bill Monroe" available to radio now via New Cuts of Bluegrass and Airplay Direct. This catchy up-tempo beat will have you tapping your toes and singing along with its catchy lyrics that describe singing rock-n-roll to playing bluegrass like the legendary Bill Monroe whose songs are as well known today as they were 50 years ago.

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass Tribute

Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration - A Classic Bluegrass TributeBill Monroe was both the father of bluegrass music and one of the genre’s most prolific writers, with a legacy that remains a touchstone for instrumentalists and vocalists alike. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Monroe’s birth, Rounder presents this 2-disc 28-track set, with performances by an all-star roster of Rounder’s top bluegrass artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Dailey & Vincent, and The Bluegrass Album Band.

IBMA Fan Fest Celebrates Bill Monroe and Bluegrass Music

World of Bluegrass 2011/IBMA/ Nashville, TN -- Bluegrass music's premier indoor festival is just around the corner, and this year's event celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music, will definitely be one you don't want to miss! Reserve your tickets now for IBMA's Bluegrass Fan Fest, scheduled for Sept. 30 – October 2, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ireland's Niall Toner Releases 'William Smith Monroe' Single

Niall TonerNashville, TN -- The leader of the Niall Toner Band from Ireland is still celebrating his music reaching the number one download spot on the bluegrass and folk charts for Air Play Direct during the month of March, an extraordinary achievement for a songwriter based in Ireland. As a result, Niall Toner Band has been enjoying an ever-increasing amount of air play on American Radio. Niall's songs about the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, Bill Monroe's Mandolin and The Master's Resting Place, are proving most popular with Radio DJs and listeners in this year of Monroe's Centenary.

Bill Monroe: A Centennial Celebration

Bill Monroe/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Robert K. OermannkSept. 13, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of bluegrass music and one of his longtime friends has honored him with a musical tribute. Banjo player and producer Mike Scott often played, dined and shared stories with CMA's Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Monroe. Scott was never a member of the master's famed Blue Grass Boys band, but he was closer to him than many musicians who were.

Summer Series Celebrates Bluegrass On The Stage Where It Was Born

Bluegrass Nights at the RymanSpringer Mountain Farms Presents Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman kicks off Thursday with An Evening with Vince Gill at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the show, The Howling Brothers will perform as part of the Pickin' On The Plaza series in front of the historic venue. The Plaza series is free to the public.

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