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2013 Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

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September 13, 14, & 15, 2013
International Bluegrass Music Museum
Owensboro, Kentucky
Register Now for Mandolin Camp!


At the 8th annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp, you will spend three days with the finest mandolin faculty and luthiers and up to 50 of the coolest mandolin students you’ll find on Planet Earth.

With registration for each camp capped at 50, the camps’ intimate environment allows for ample opportunities to receive personal, hands-on instruction from each of these legends of Monroe-Style mandolin.

The 2013 Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp Faculty is comprised of the leading purveyors of Monroe style and many of them learned directly from and played with Bill Monroe. Our luthiers will be providing on site repair and advice as well as leading workshops of their own. Our camp faculty includes:

  • Mike Compton, Camp Director
  • Richard Brown, Associate Director
  • Roland White, Faculty Member
  • Jesse Brock, Faculty Member
  • Skip Gorman, Faculty Member
  • Mark Royal, Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Will Kimble, Luthier
  • Paul Duff, Luthier


Jam with new friends surrounded by Bill Monroe’s artifacts. Eat great barbeque and discover why Owensboro’s famous for barbeque! Experience rare performances by master musicians, onstage and off. Enjoy a total immersion in bluegrass music’s homeland, history and future at the world’s only bluegrass music museum dedicated to preserving the international history and performance art of bluegrass music… all the while surrounded by rare bluegrass memorabilia. Compare, sell or swap mandolins with other players. Get expert advice from our resident Luthiers and ask for a tune-up for your mandolin while you’re there. Be part of the museum and let it become an integral part of your life and music.

This is the last year that our Mandolin Camp will focus solely on Monroe-Style. We invite you to immerse yourself in the techniques passed down from the father of bluegrass himself.

The tuition fee for 2013 is $500 ($450 for museum members) and includes:

  • Private room for Friday and Saturday nights at The Sleep Inn of Owensboro.  Your reservations will be held in our block, listed in your name by the time you arrive. If you want a smoking room, please be sure to indicate that when you register, otherwise all rooms are non-smoking.
  • Friday evening meal and Saturday lunch. Please eat before you arrive on Friday. Classes begin at 1 PM. Breakfast will be available at The Sleep Inn on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday lunch is on your own.
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Camp Poster
  • Admission to the All-Star Faculty Concert on Saturday evening

Register Now for Mandolin Camp!

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Town Mountain Concert – October 20, 2013

Town MountainSOLD OUT!

Join us at the International Bluegrass Music Museum on Sunday night, October 20, 2013 for a benefit concert by Town Mountain, from Asheville, North Carolina.

Banding together in 2005, Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Robert Greer on lead vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and newest member Jon Stickley rounds them out with his steady bass and rock-solid guitar and vocals. They share the kind of easy-going friendly bond that relays itself through their music. One listen to their instantly memorable songs, and it’s plain to see why Grammy-winner Mike Bub would align with the group to produce Leave the Bottle as well as 2011’s Steady Operator, both through Pinecastle Records. Banjo player extraordinaire and longtime member of the Sam Bush Band, Scott Vestal, also joined the team by engineering the new album, which was recorded at Digital Underground Studio in Nashville, TN.

The concert will begin Sunday night October 20 at at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $20 and include a performance from this award winning group, hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments from Gambrinus Libation Emporium, and Country Boy Brewing. Call 270-926-7891 to reserve your spot!

To reserve a ticket, please call 270-926-7891. Don’t wait too long because seating is limited.

Music Lessons – Spring 2013


Dates are not yet set for the spring semester, but they will be approximately the same as in 2013 below.

Spring Flier 2012

Music lessons with professional instructors take place every other Saturday morning … Fall 2013 lessons begin on October 26.  Stay tuned for more information!

Classes fill up up quickly. If you would like to add your name to the list, click here to email the museum.  More information will be posted here shortly.

Hours of Operation

Regular hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am-5:00pm CST
1pm -4pm CST

Closed on Mondays
However, if you are traveling & can only visit the museum on a Monday, give us a call at 270-926-7891. We're in the office and we'll let you in!

Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.


Museum members always get in free
Adults / Seniors: $5
Students: $2
Children under age 6: free
Group Rates: Call 270-926-7891
Special pricing & event packages are available for tours or groups.
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