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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Sep 3-6, Kendallville, IN. Tri-State Bluegrass Festivals Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds, 580 North Fair Street.


 Sept 24-26, Pontiac, IL Threshermen’s Bluegrass Festival at the Threshermen’s Park, 14975 E. 2200 North Rd.  Festival Flyer

Oct 9-10 Baldwin, Ia. Eden Valley Old Time Music Festival. Come and enjoy live acoustic music in a beautiful rural setting in Baldwin, IA on Saturday Oct. 10, starting at noon. Huge pot-luck & chili supper! Several awesome bands! Our own Dave Erickson is the MC. Contact Mary McAndews 563-343-7002


Mar 3-6, 2016 East Peroria 11th Annual Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival. Stony Creek Hotel, 101 Mariners Way. (See Flyer) Great Bands, Great Jamming!

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