From Chris Joslin, Executive Director
This has been quite a year for the International Bluegrass Music Museum, and there is a lot of excitement as we prepare to move into our new building in 2018. As we plan for the upcoming transition, please consider a gift or donation when planning your end of year giving. Every contribution has an impact!
We are thrilled to announce the Fall 2017 lineup of the Bluegrass Music Museum's benefit concert series! Series tickets are on sale now.
Classes begin October 21, 2017. Registrations are now open. All classes take place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum - 117 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY.
In coordination with Volunteer Owensboro, The International Bluegrass Music Museum is launching its newest program, The Bluegrass Band Project. The objective is to bring together local musicians, learn specific bluegrass songs in a group setting, learn the fundamentals of playing music as part of a band, and finally putting people together into smaller groups as a basis for creating a band.
In preparation for their move to a new location in spring of 2018, the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) is reaching out to the greater bluegrass community in search of artifacts and objects to highlight in the new museum.
As we anticipate the excitement of the new year, I immediately think about all that is in store for the International Bluegrass Music Museum and our new home currently under construction in downtown Owensboro. Unless you drive by the construction site everyday like I do, you may not have a sense of the dream that is quickly becoming a reality.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum presents A Decade of Dailey & Vincent: An American Music Journey, featuring artifacts and memorabilia from the Grammy nominated artists. Opening January 13, 2017 with a pre-show reception and concert, this will be the final exhibit at the Museum’s current location.
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. Click here for more information.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum has been announced as a recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Plan a trip to Western Kentucky. Bring your instruments! Tour the only bluegrass music museum in the world dedicated to the international history of this amazing high lonesome music. Enter an exciting world rich with culture, art, history, and adventure. Experience our interactive guided tours.
This is the only bluegrass music museum in the world, and it is entrusted with preserving the international history of bluegrass music. To do this, and do it responsibly, we need your help. Please consider becoming a donor of either funds or artifact(s), or both, as both are needed.