We are thrilled to announce Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform 11.16 & 11.17 in our soon to open Woodward Theatre! Tickets are on sale now. Preferred seating tickets are $55.50, and regular seating tickets are $45.50 for both dates. Doors open at 7:00 pm // shows begin at 8:00 pm. Click here for tickets.
Congratulations 2018 inductees! Welcome to the Hall of Fame Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. & Dixie Hall, and Paul Williams.
From the archives: Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, and Keith Whitley at the Smithsonian's American Folklife Festival in Montreal, Canada, summer of 1971. [photo: Ron Petronko]
Tom T. & Dixie Hall. [HOF Collection]
Paul Williams, Judy Lee, Jimmy Martin, Josh Graves, and Billy Edwards in Toronto, Canada, 1962. [Source: Good Home Grown Music]
Rebranding precedes opening of new facility
Owensboro, KY, April 16, 2018 – The International Bluegrass Music Museum is now the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Executive Director Chris Joslin stated, “We have been the home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame since day one, so it’s time our name reflects that. Much like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we are the worldwide destination for our genre, bluegrass music.”
Joslin added, “It’s more than a name change. This new branding sets the stage for the October grand opening of our new facility.”
With investment from the City of Owensboro, Daviess County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and many corporations and individuals, the new $15.3M Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will open the weekend of October 18-20, 2018 with live music, special guests, exhibit openings, and a celebration of the legends of bluegrass music.
More information, including print-ready graphics and artist renderings of the new building can be found at: bluegrassmuseum.org/press.
Join us March 16-18, 2018 in Owensboro, KY as Dave Howard leads our Bluegrass Jam Camp!
CLOSET PICKERS, THIS IS FOR YOU!
- All bluegrass instruments welcome
- No jamming experience necessary
- You will be jamming at the first session!
Classes begin February 10th, 2018. Registrations are now open. All classes take place at the International Bluegrass Music Museum - 117 Daviess St. Owensboro, KY.
The Saturday Lesson program is designed to make bluegrass music more accessible to all who are interested in learning to play an instrument.
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.
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.
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.