The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association

PO Box 310, West Dundee, IL 60118

The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving “America’s Heritage Music” (Bluegrass) via support of regular monthly jam sessions, open stages, sponsored events, concerts, festivals, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), educational programs  and a variety of other events.

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September 19 Chicago, IL  8:00 PM  The Grascals at The Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL  More Info Phone 773-381-4562  or see     MAP

September 25-27  Pontiac, IL Threshermen’s Bluegrass Festival featuring Doyle Lawson, Bobby Osborne and others. At the Threshermen’s Park, 14975 E. 2200 North Rd., Pontiac, IL  More info see Festival Flyer     MAP

Nov 7-9 Springfield, IL 28th Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival. Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel. Artists include: Rhonda Vincent & Rage; The Boxcars; Little Roy & Lizzy Show; Dry Branch Fire Squad; Marty Raybon & Full Circle; Darin & Brook Aldridge; The Spinney Brothers; Southern Raised; and The Harmans. Info: 217-243-3159 or

Have you been to a great bluegrass event recently?  Let us know about it!  NIBA is always looking for articles.


Send your articles (and pictures if available) to: NIBA, P.O. Box 310, West Dundee, IL  60118 or to


Send your performance schedules to so we can publish your events in NIBA Newsletter.

Please Note: The September 20th  Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum Bluegrass Festival in Poplar Grove, IL has been cancelled.



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