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.

Concerts :

 

The Special Consensus

9/9   7:30 Lockport, Il. Brashler Barn

 

9/9 7:30 Daily and Vincent Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave

 

The Templetons Bluegrass Band

9/11 10:00am East Troy Bluegrass Fest., East Troy, WI

9/17 12-5pm will be playing a couple sets during these hours, Pleasant Plains IL

9/24 6pm Plow Creek Farms, Tiskilwa, IL

9/25 2-6pm Cedar Creek Ranch, Cedar Point,  IL

10/15 3pm-6pm Rochelle Hay Days, Rochelle, IL

11/5 Northern Illinois Quartet Convention,

Rock Falls,  IL

11/8   1pm Jacob Henry Mansion, Joliet, IL

12/23 2pm Evergreen Place, Streator, IL

 

Fox Valley Grass

10/18 7:00 Calamity Jane's, Sugar Grove

 

Eric Lambert

9/4-5 Lambert & Walz at Fox Valley Folk Fest performing on main stage and doing workshops
http://foxvalleyfolk.com

9/18 Schererville Country A-Fair 11:30-1:30. Schererville, IN.

http://www.schererville.org/events/2016-country-a-fair/

10/7 7 pm Coffeehouse on Chestnut & Pine, Burlington, WI. http://www.burlingtoncoffeehouse.com

10/8 12-3 pm Eric Lambert & Steve Haberichter, County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN 
http://www.countylineorchard.com

10/9 12-6pm (Big Barn) County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN http://www.countylineorchard.com

 

Homestrech Ride

9/9 7:00 Hawthorne Race Course Stickney/Cicero

9/23 7:00 Blue Island Beer Company, Blue Island

 

Brashler Barn

17560 South Gougar Road Lockport, Il 815-592-1549

9/9 7:30 The Special Consensus

09/24 Frank Lee, Allie Burbrink, workshops & show

10/8 Monroe Crossing

 

Monroe Crossing

10/1 7pm Sandwich Opera House, 140 East Railroad Street, Sandwich, Il

10/8 2pm Brashler Barn, Lockport, Il

 

Events :

 

10/8 35th Old Time and Bluegrass Gathering Eden Valley Refuge 2 mi South of Baldwin, IA. (see Flyer)

 

Festivals :

 

9/3 Chet Kingery Memorial Bluegrass Festival  Arthur, Illinois at The Great Pumpkin Patch, just south and west of town.  Admission $25 all day and night. Camping nearby, see website for more information. www.mackvillebluegrass.com or call 217-578-3868.)

 

9/4-5 40th Annual Fox Valley Folk Festival 11-6 both days At Island Park, Geneva

 

9/9-10 36th Annual New Salem Bluegrass Festival, Petersburg, 217-524-6045 Shanta.thoele@illinois.gov www.illinois.gov/ihpa

 

 9/23-24 Threshermen's Bluegrass Festival

Pontiac, Il.

 

2017 3/5-7 Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrqass Festival East Peoria

 

Click Here to see Bluegrass Festivals Flyers

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 niba@nibaweb.org

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Special Notice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Three board members terms are expiring this year: Richard Krasko, Cindy Kline, and Kim Kraemer.

 

This is Your Opportunity to contribute to the Bluegrass community. Please send in your nominations now! Please nominate yourself or another member who is willing to serve. Send nominations to niba@nibaweb.org

 

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