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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June 11-13, Eau Claire, Wi Blue Ox Music Festival Pert Near Sandstone, WI  Yonder Mountain String Band, The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, and many other great bands. Free camping and parking  Info:  715-839-7500   MAP


Jun 26-28 Jacksonvile, IL 8th Annual Crazy Horse Campground “Bluegrass Music Festival”  Located 7 miles North of Jacksonville near Ashland, IL. See Flyer Contact Andy Egolf 217-886-2089         MAP


Jun 26-28  Lewistown,IL CANCELLED ! Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival


Jul 11 & 12 Frankfort, IL  5th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, 10am - 10pm, Featuring Blue Highway, Roland White, Sierra Hull, Special Consensus and others. Downtown Franfort, IL. This is a free festival hosted by Down Home Guitars, a sponsoring member of NIBA.


Jul 18 Yorkville,IL NIBA Festival at Lyon Farm, Rt. 71, Yorkville, IL. Member bands are welcome to signup for 30 min sets with Jim Berkland, bands will play from noon on Sat till all bands are done. Campers welcome from Fri to Sun, no electric hookups.

Jun 26-28  Lewistown,IL CANCELLED ! Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival

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