SPBGMA's Preservation

Hall of Greats Inductees 2015:

Tim Graves

Nov. 17, 2014



View Past Inductees

41st Annual SPBGMA

Bluegrass Music Awards & 32nd National Convention

& Band Championship Band Line Up

Jan.. 29, 2015



Thursday Bluegrass Gospel

Presented by Gospel Music USA

Show Time 7:00pm

Farm Hands – The Marksmen – Fret High – Eddie & Martha Adcock

Bamablu-Grace – Mountain Faith – Buck & Company – Canaan’s Crossing


Friday Bluegrass Showcase

Show Time 4:30pm

Farm Hands – Larry Stephenson Band – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Buck & Company – Ronnie Reno – Grasstowne – Nothin’ Fancy

Chris Jones & the Night Drivers* – Jeanette Williams Band

Bluegrass Martins – Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

Flatt Lonesome – Cornfields & Crossroads – Dick Kimmell


* Tribute to the late Dixie Hall with special guests


Saturday Bluegrass Showcase

9:00 am - 12:00 1st Round SPBGMA IBC Band Contest

12:30 pm til 3:30 pm & 6 pm til 11 pm Showcase of Bands

Farm Hands – Larry Stephenson Band – Melvin Goines & Windy Mountain

James King Band – Special Consesus – Jimmy Bowen & Sante Fe

Rarely Herd – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – Gentlemen of Bluegrass

Big Country Bluegrass Band – Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye – Grasstowne

Barefoot Nellie & Co – Fret High – Bluegrass Martins

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper – Johnny Williams and Friends

Lori King & Junction 63 – Flatt Lonesome

3:30 til 5:30 pm 2nd Round SPBGMA IBC Band Contest


Sunday Bluegrass & Gospel Showcase

10:30 am till 12:00 Gospel Sing

The Punches Family Bluegrass – Barefoot Nellie & Co.

Jeanette Williams Band

1:00 pm till 3:30 pm 3rd and Final Round SPBGMA IBC Band Contest

4:00 pm High Fidelity

4:30 pm Band Contest Award Presentation $10,000 total Awarded

6:30 pm Bluegrass Music Awards Presentation & Performance Showcases

Hosted by the Rarely Heard

Mac Wiseman - Country Music Hall of Fame inductee 2014

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – Rarely Herd – Marty Raybon

and Full Circle – Grascals – Randy Waller and the Country Gentleman



SPBGMA Website Redesign

Feb. 2, 2014

Welcome to the new improved SPBGMA site. The website has been rebuilt from the ground up incorporating a fresh new look with great new features. Much of the website has been consolidated down into a few pages making it much easier to navigate.

Don't worry, all of the old features are still available. The Festival calendar, Music Awards & Convention, and Links pages have merged into the Events page. The SPBGMA's Archives page has become more prominent. It comprises of the Awards & Nominees, Preservation Hall of Greats, Multimedia pages and more.

New Features: New intuitive Calendar interface displaying upcoming Festivals in a monthly calendar layout. Tabbed Seasonal Event Panel for a quick view to the annual festivals your interested in. Festival Spotlight has been redesigned for easier reading in an efficient compact space. Search is now incorporated throughout the site for easier access. See what's hot on SPBGMA.com with the Trending ticker. Slide shows: Access more in the Home page and in the Archives with interactive slide shows.

More to come… SPBGMA is working hard to bring you more Bluegrass content. Soon you will be able to delve deeper into SPBGMA's Archives and research past events all the way back to the 80's and more.



International Band Registration Agreement Download Form

June 25, 2014


Sheraton Exhibitors Diagram Download Form

June 24, 2013


McGavock's Ballroom Exhibitors Form Download Form

June 24, 2013


Bluegrass Band Competition General Rules & Regulations Download


SPBGMA's Definitions and By-Laws Download

Oct 04, 2011



Nov 15, 2012


International Association of Judges Bluegrass Band Competition Score Sheet Download

Nov 01, 2013

Free Festival Listing


Download Form*

Dec 04, 2012

Publish your Bluegrass Festival listing in the Annual SPBGMA Festival Guide for FREE!!! Deadline for copy is December 15.

* PDF is an electronic form that can be filled out on a computer. The form can be saved, printed, and even emailed.

1)  Fill out form.

2)  Save pdf

3)  Click Submit button to email from a default mail program (web clients, such as gmail and yahoo, will need to manually attach the saved pdf form)

4)  Email pdf form to info@spbgma.com