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No December Jam due to Weather

NO “First Thursday Jam” on Thursday December 5, due to weather.

See you in January; January Jam should be Thursday January 2.

Music Lessons – Fall 2013

Fall Bluegrass Music Lessons begin at the museum on October 26, 2013 – every other Saturday morning

Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo and Mandolin Lessons
10:00 – Bluegrass Bootcamp 6-10 yrs.
11:00 – Bluegrass Bootcamp 11 & up
12:00 Beginner Plus – All Instruments
12:45 – Intermediate – All Instruments
1:30 – Band

All Levels Welcome! Adults welcome. Learn with your child!

All classes: $35; Each additional family member: $20

Register by October 18!

For more information, and a registration form, see the following form:


Last Lesson is Saturday December 21.  Stay tuned for Spring Lessons!

Music Lessons – Spring 2014



Spring Bluegrass Music Lessons began at the museum on February 22, 2014 and will continue, every other Saturday morning, until June 28 when the students perform at ROMP!

All levels are welcome.  Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, and Mandolin, and Appalachian Clogging.

All classes: $70; Each additional family member: $35
Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Bluegrass Band, and Appalachian Clogging
Classes for all ages

Click to see complete schedule for all instruments

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival: February 14-16, 2014

Since lately it’s been warmer up north than here in Kentucky, you might take a trip toward Boston, to Framingham, Mass – to the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel.

The 29th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival takes place February 14 – 16 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. They hope you can join them for their Winter Bluegrass Reunion. Three days, two stages and over sixty Master Classes and Workshops. Featured artists include The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, Dale Ann Bradley, and a rare area performance by Chris Hillman and the Desert Rose Band.  More details here:

Here is a festival preview from Steve Ide –  Also see the Boston Bluegrass Union website.

Hours of Operation

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

Closed on Mondays

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.
Call 270-926-7891 to arrange a unique trip, live performance, or guided tour:

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Museum Entrance
117 Daviess Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
between the Ohio River & 2nd Street

Mailing Address
International Bluegrass Music Museum
207 East Second Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Facility Rentals
email Carly Smith

Gold Membership Payment Plans
email Gabrielle Gray

Artifact Donations
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email Chris Langdon

Gift Shop Manager
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email Beth Tibbitts