Jul 01

SMBMA Meeting and Event Schedule

July 6-8 Norwalk Music Festival, Huron County Fairgrounds, Norwalk, OH
  • Association information table

July 27-29 Marshall Bluegrass Festival, Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI

  • Adult Jam
  • Kids Petting Zoo
  • Fiddlin’ Dixie Kiddie Corner
  • Association information table

August 3-5,  Milan Bluegrass Festival, KC Campground, Milan, MI

  • Adult Jam and Potluck
  • Kids Petting Zoo
  • Fiddlin’ Dixie Kiddie Corner
  • Association information table

August 19 Blissfield Bluegrass on the River, Bachmayer Part, Blissfield, MI

  • Association information table
  • Jams
  • Stage show
  • Fiddlin’ Dixie Kiddie Corner
  • HELP needed!

September 9,  Meeting and Jam, 1 p.m.
Kc campground, 14080 Sherman Rd, Milan, MI 48106.
Bring your instruments, your friends, your beverage! You may also bring a snack to share if you wish.

October 14,  Meeting and Jam, 1 p.m.
Kc campground, 14080 Sherman Rd, Milan, MI 48106.
Bring your instruments, your friends, your beverage! You may also bring a snack to share if you wish.

November 12,   Meeting and Jam, 1 p.m.
Liberty Tax Service, 1512 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Bring your instruments, your friends, your beverage! You may also bring a snack to share if you wish.

December 10,  Jam, 1 p.m.
Liberty Tax Service, 1512 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Bring your instruments, your friends, your beverage! You may also bring a snack to share if you wish.

A big thank you to Mark Gaynier of KC Campground, and Tim Jackson of Liberty Tax for offering ta meeting place to the Association at no charge.

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Jun 15

2017 Hall of Honor Inductees

Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association

Announces Inductees

for its

2017 Hall of Honor

The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association established its Hall of Honor in 2016 to honor the pioneers and major contributors to bluegrass music in the area.

We are inducting the 2017 class at four Michigan festivals over the course of the summer.

The inductees are:

  • Gary and Maggie Bilby
  • Burke Cole
  • Dana Cupp Sr.
  • Leroy Drumm
  • Fred Ellis
  • Pete Goble
  • Cayce and Ruth Kiger
  • Mitchell Manns
  • Roy and Fay McGinnis
  • Freddie Newby
  • Cranford (Ford) Nix
  • Ralph Paige
  • Virgil Shouse
  • Bill & Pam Warren
  • Robert White

Members are invited to make nominations for the 2018 class of inductees by going to http://smbluegrass.com/hall-of-honor/hall-of-honor-nominations/ and submitting a person or persons name and information.

The Association was founded in August 2014, and has grown by leaps and bounds. This year, they have taken on the task of managing Blissfield Bluegrass on the River, a one-day event in Blissfield, Michigan.

Permanent link to this article: http://smbluegrass.org/2017-hall-of-honor-inductees/

Jun 12

Sign up to work at the Association Table at the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival

This is an easy job:

  • Two hour shifts
  • Tell people about the Association and hand out information sheets.
  • Collect complete membership forms and dues, give membership card
  • Sell T-shirts
  • Solicit help for Blissfield Bluegrass on the River.

Shifts available:

3-5 and 7-9 Friday

We count on all our members to make this work. If you are attending the Charlotte Bluegrass Festival, please let us know what day you wish to work at the table. First come, first served on time and day slots!

Reply by email: smbluegrass@gmail.com or call or text Pam Warren, 248-890-8918.

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Apr 23

Next Association Meeting May 21

Sunday, May 21 1 p.m. at KC Campground, Milan, MI.  Business meeting followed by a jam. Bring your own beverage and a snack to share. Address: 14048 Sherman Road, Milan, MI 48160.

Permanent link to this article: http://smbluegrass.org/next-association-meeting-may-21/

Mar 20

Next Association Meeting April 22, 2017

Saturday April 22, 1 p.m. at KC Campground, Milan, MI
business meting followed by a Jam. Bring your own beverage and a snack to share. Address: 14048 Sherman Road, Milan, MI 48160.

Permanent link to this article: http://smbluegrass.org/next-association-meeting-april-22-2017/

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