Happy November Bluegrass Music Lovers.

Here is a list of events coming up this month.

The IBA continues to sponsor several weekly and monthly jams. Check the website for dates, times and location. 
Bluegrass Jams
Billy Strings Concert November 2nd, 7-11:30PM at the Olympic in downtown Boise. Billy Strings has been described by Bryan Sutton, the most IBMA award winner flatpicking guitarist of our time, as one of the emerging stars in bluegrass guitar. The show is hosted by The Duck Club which is an offshoot of Tree Fort. They have been active booking touring bands recently in the Boise area. Let's show them that there is strong support for more touring LIVE BLUEGRASS music in Idaho by helping make this a sell out show.
For more info and tickets go here: 
Reminder to sign up for the IBA sponsored workshop November 3rd entitled "Be your best performer." The instructors for the workshop will be Becky Blake and Gary Eller.  Registration is only $25 for a full day of instruction with two great performers and teachers. Individuals as well as bands are encouraged to attend. The registration form is available on the IBA web page. 
Enrollment for Weiser Music Camp for guitar, fiddle, and mandolin is open. This will be a four day workshop on May 2-5,2019 with nationally known instructors and limited to 25 students per group. This camp is filling up quickly so please sign up now to reserve a seat here:
Enrollment for Weiser Banjo Camp for (you guessed it) banjo is now open. This will be a four day workshop on May 16-19,2019 with nationally known instructors and limited to 60 students. 
Treasure Valley Bluegrass Night sponsored  by the ISBA is November 16th. Details will be posted on the ISBA web page.

Open Mic is November 27th. These are fantastic nights with great talents and you can get caught on camera (no guarantee). Check out our bands from past nights: And sign up here: 
Open Mic - Sign Up

Auction of new custom built dreadnought guitar. 
Mike Murray, one of Idaho's own great luthiers, has made an extremely generous donation. He has plegded his next custom, hand-crafted dreadnought style guitar with torrified spruce top and indian rosewood back and sides to the IBA. This guitar is currently in production and is expected to be finished within the next month. We hope to auction the guitar online before the Christmas holiday. What a great gift this would make for yourself or someone you love. 
IBA Quarterly meeting and election of officers
The next quarterly meeting will be December 6th, 5:30-6:30PM at the Pioneer Building in downtown Boise(just before the intermediate jam). If you would like to get involved in a volunteer or leadership position or nominate yourself or a "friend," please contact us at

Hope to see you at a jam soon.

Cheers, Joe Gobel
President, Idaho Bluegrass Association

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