Welcome!

Welcome to the Kansas City Area Bluegrass Music Club.  This is our new home page.

Meetings are the first Friday of each month,October thru May, except this year our first meeting in October will be the second Friday.  This year, 2015-2016, meeting dates are as follows:  Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 1, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6.  We meet at the Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church, 5055 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64133.  At each monthly meeting we have entertainment furnished by local groups starting at 7:00 with a short business meeting, when needed, between groups. We also have several jam rooms, so bring your instruments and get in on the pickin’!  Occasionally we have workshops for instructions on bluegrass instruments. The Woman’s Ministry serves food and drinks, so bring your appetite and help support their ministry. Admission is free, we pass the hat for donations during the meeting. Come out and visit with us.

There will be a slo-jam workshop with Jeff Elsloo and a vocal workshop with Rob Collins in April from 7 till 8.

JIM BOLING YOUTH AWARD

Be sure to get a seat early for our April 1st meeting for the presentation of the First Annual Jim Boling Youth Award to Joey Collins.

Joey is a fourth generation bluegrasser and an all-around good kid.  He’s performed at our Youth Nights the last several years, but missed out in March as his ‘band’ was otherwise booked.  Joey had a personal relationship with Jim as a bluegrass family friend as well as their strange humor over Harry Potter books.  You’ll see Joey’s essay, the only one we received, included in this month’s newsletter.  Hope to have a full auditorium for the presentation and to cheer Joey on as he continues the Tradition of Bluegrass Music.

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