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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August 15-16  Valley View Campground, Lewistown IL, Presents 2014 Acoustic Music Weekends featuring camp jamming and stage shows on Friday & Saturday Nights. 17632 US Highway 24, Lewistown, IL  More info phone: 309-547-3183    


August 16 - 17  Arcola, IL   Bluegrass In The Gardens  featuring  The Bankesters, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass 

and others at Rockome Gardens Theme Park, Arcola, IL   Free Camping (No Hook Ups) See: Festival Flyer    Map


August 21 - 23 Harrison, IL  Two Rivers Bluegrass Jam at the Fox & Coon Club, 12287 Mitchell St, just North of Rt. 75 in Harrison, IL. Featuring local bands contributing their time to entertain a huge audience of Bluegrass and Country music fans. Camping is available with electric hook ups for a reasonable fee. More Info email Vivian:    Map


Aug  23  New Athens, IL 3:00 - 10:30 PM  Bluegrass Shack Hee Haw Show & Jamboree at The Bull Pen Large Hall, 101 N. Van Buren, New Athens, IL More info phone (618) 475-8050 or see Festival Flyer      MAP

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.

Please welcome our New NIBA Members:


David & Rita Jones, Ann Robison, William Fulton, Ted Geise, Delmer Nidaver, Shirley  Noble, Bill & Mary Paxson, Russell Rench, Rita Ruby, Norman Sendelbach


Please encourage your friends to join and/or renew.



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