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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Fox Valley Grass

3/26 - Calamity Jane's
4/30 - Calamity Jane's
6/4 - Village of Millbrook "Spring Fling"
6/25 - Calamity Jane's
7/16 - NIBA Festival at Lyon Farm, Yorkville
7/30 - Calamity Jane’s


The Special Consensus

3/5 8 PM, Opera House of Sandwich, 140 East Railroad St. Sandwich, Il

4/15 8:30 PM, With the Henhouse Prowlers, FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, Il.

4/23 8:30 PM, Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 Lafox Rd. St Charles, Il.


4/8 Hot Buttered Rum at Cubby Bear at 1059 W. Addison, Chicago 7733271662


4/15 Kruger Brothers Trio 7:30 Northeastern Illinois Uninversity, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. Info: or  773-442-4636


ChicagoBluegrass 8pm

3/11    The Infamous Stringdusters

4/2     The Larry Stephenson Band

4/30 Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

5/21  The Kody Norris Show

American Legion 1030 Central Street, Evanston,IL (773)929-1322


3/12 Rhonda Vincent w/Gene Watson 7PM, Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt W., Effingham, IL.  217-540-2788


Brashler Barn

5/14 5:00 PM The Gibson Brothers &

6/25 5:00 PM Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

17560 S. Gougar Road. Lockport, Il $40 suggested donation per seat Info: Lois and Mike Brashler 815-592-1549


Events :


4/16 10 to3:00 Illinois Valley Airport Jam 4251 Ed Urban Drive, Peru, Ill. There will be an informal Bluegrass Jam at Illinois Valley Airport is no charge for this growing 6th annual event. There is a World War II Aircraft Fly-In for the day. Musicians are welcome to Jam in the Hangar or watch the airplanes Fly and Talk to the Pilots. Veterans from all time periods are welcome. no charge. Info: John Musgrave 217.322.7049    



4/30 6-10PM Fundraiser for the Bluegrass on the Green Festival Smokeys Barque 20 Kansas St. Frankfort, Il

$20 in Advance/$25 at Door. Live Music*Food*Cash Bar*Raffles*Silent Auction*Split The Pot

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6/18 NIBA Picnic at Illini State Park, Marseilles Il. In the Mallard Bay Shelter on Illinois riverfront.


Jul 16th NIBA Festival at Lyon Farm and Village

Contact Tom Gerber for Band Sign-up


8/11-14 Sycamore Steam Show & Threshing Bee Musicians needed for this annual event!


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.

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