bluegrass

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, via Facebook

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced details of its grand opening this fall.

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A new museum honoring ‘The Father of Bluegrass’ opens April 20 in Bill Monroe’s hometown of Rosine. The museum that’s been a long-time dream of the Ohio County community is finally a reality.

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      6-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winners, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, will perform at the Kentucky Opry in Draffenville, KY next week. Joe Mullins visits Sounds Good to discuss his career in the bluegrass music industry. 

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   A local man known as a ‘bluegrass entrepreneur’ died Monday at the age of 70. Bluegrass Today reports that Tony Williams was a consistent figure at the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass convention, ran a company that created light-weight instrument cases and spent many years booking acts for small venues in Kentucky.

International Bluegrass Music Center

An Evansville construction company is getting a second chance on a showcase project for Kentucky’s signature music. Danco Construction has been awarded the contract for the International Bluegrass Music Center.

ALAN WARREN, via WKYU

The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has received an extensive collection of bluegrass CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, books and recorded radio shows.

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A groundbreaking has been set for the Bill Monroe Museum in west Kentucky. 

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Punch Brothers headline this year's ROMP bluegrass festival in Owensboro. The annual festival, now in its 14th year, serves as a fundraiser for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. 

International Bluegrass Music Center

Officials say construction has stalled on the International Bluegrass Music Center in western Kentucky after the Indiana company building the structure filed for bankruptcy.

It's an estate sale for the ages. Stuff belonging to Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass," is on sale this weekend just outside of Nashville. As the patriarch of a genre and of a passionate musical family, artifacts from his rise to prominence are in high demand.

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