2016 19th Annual Nashville Banjo Workshop

Nov. 22, 2015

SPBGMA BANJO WORKSHOP February 6th, 2015
Directed by Jack Hatfield

Sheraton Music City, Nashville, Tennessee

Featuring: Joe Mullins, Greg Cahill and Steve Huber directed by Jack Hatfield

For more information and to register
please call Jack Hatfield (865) 428-8744 or visit:

Congratulations to the Farm Hands on the New Bus

Sept. 14, 2015

SPBGMA's Preservation

Hall of Greats Inductees 2015:

Tim Graves

May 29, 2015

"Tim didn't just hear the SOUND of the dobro, he heard the CALL of it. Early on, Tim knew that he had found more than just an instrument of self expression. He had found a partner.  For Tim Graves, the resophonic guitar is his brush to paint on life's canvas, his skeleton key to the world's door, and his constant companion on the journey of life. Now, 40 years later, the journey has brought him here." — Read More



View Past Inductees

2015 SPBGMA Festival Guide Revision

March 29, 2015

Lonesome River Band Page 14 of the 2015 Festival Guide contact information should read:

Laura Mainer
P.O. Box 5346
Johnson City, TN  37602



International Band Registration Agreement Download Form

June 25, 2014


Sheraton Plantation Exhibitors Diagram Download Form

Sept. 05, 2015


McGavock's Ballroom Exhibitors Form Download Form

Sept. 05, 2015


Bluegrass Band Competition General Rules & Regulations Download

Aug. 03, 2015


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.

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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