The associations listed below, provide information to the public, to promote their associations, members, events, jams, bands & festivals. These organizations bring people together for the preservation, enjoyment, and advancement of bluegrass, folk, old-time & acoustic music. The Southwest Bluegrass Association encourages all to support their local & international associations by donations and or membership. Everything you do will go a long way to encourage organizations to keep putting their efforts into continuing a tradition of promoting music festivals & events for us to enjoy! Without donations & membership, unpaid volunteers & community involvement these associations would cease to exist. For more information about the Southwest Bluegrass Association Click Here.

Associations, click on association names to visit their website or Facebook page. 


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International Bluegrass Music Association: Home

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals and empowers the bluegrass …


Bluegrass Music Association of Canada

Brazilian Bluegrass Music Association

Western States  

(Mountain and Pacific time zones)

Arizona Bluegrass Association

Beach Cities Folk Club

Bluegrass Association of Southern California

Bluegrass Hawaii Traditional and Bluegrass Music Society 

Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast – California

Bluegrass West

Bubbaville – Portland Old Time Music

California Bluegrass Association

California State OldTime Fiddlers Association

Desert Bluegrass AssociationArizona

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music Arizona

Idaho Bluegrass Association

Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association

Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association – Spokane, Washington

Intermountain Acoustic Music Association – Salt Lake City, Utah

Mid Columbia Folklore Society  – Washington

Montana Rockies Bluegrass Association

Northeast Oregon Folklore Society LaGrande OR

Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association

Northern California Bluegrass Society

Oregon Bluegrass Association

Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music

Portland Folk Music Society Portland OR

Portland Old Time Music Portland OR

San Diego Bluegrass Society

San Diego Folk Heritage

San Diego North County Bluegrass and Folk Club

Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers’ Association – San Jose, California

Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society



Southwest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association – New Mexico

Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music – Washington

Washington Bluegrass Association

Yellowstone Bluegrass Association – Montanna

 Eastern States

(Eastern time zone)

Alabama Bluegrass Music Association

Arkansas Bluegrass Association

Adirondack Bluegrass League – New York

Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association – in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

Bay Area Bluegrass Association – Texas

Bluegrass America – Missouri

Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association – New Jersey

Boston Bluegrass Union

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music – Deleware

Capital Area Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association – Washington, DC

Central Ohio Bluegrass Association

Central Texas Bluegrass Association

DC Bluegrass Union – Washington, DC

Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association

Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society

High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association – North Carolina

Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association – New York

Kansas Bluegrass Association

Kentucky Friends of Bluegrass Music

Middle Georgia Bluegrass Association

Magnolia State Bluegrass Association – Mississippi

Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association – New York

North Florida Bluegrass Association

Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association

Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association

Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association – Pennsylvania

Southeastern Bluegrass Association – Georgia

Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina

Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association

Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association

South Florida Bluegrass Association

Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association, Inc.

West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association

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