Grand Opening Weekend
October 18-20, 2018
Live Camera Feed of construction site for the new
BLUEGRASS MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
The current museum is closed to the public as of June 30, 2018.
Please stay tuned for details about the Grand Opening of the new facility in October.
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.
Please make welcome to the 2018 lineup:
The Travelin' McCourys
Jeff Austin Band
Michael Daves featuring Tony Trischka
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers
Sheriff Scott & the Deputies
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!
Officials hope Woodward Theater will be magnet for music fans around globe
When the new $15.3 million International Bluegrass Music Center opens at Second and Frederica streets this fall, its 450-seat Woodward Theater will have the busiest stage in town.
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.
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.