The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association

PO Box 310, West Dundee, IL 60118

The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving “America’s Heritage Music” (Bluegrass) via support of regular monthly jam sessions, open stages, sponsored events, concerts, festivals, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), educational programs  and a variety of other events.

Hello Bluegrass Enthusiasts!

NIBA Key Dates to Remember:

 

Jun 1   : NIBA Bluegrass Festival – Yorkville

Sep 22 : NIBA Picnic – Illini State Park

Dec 15 : NIBA Christmas Party – Sugar Grove

 

Other Key Dates

 

5/24 Foggy Mem’ry Boys, Sandwich Opera House

7/13-14 Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

8/31 Chet Kingery Memorial Festival

8/22,23,24 Two Rivers Jam, Harrison

Have you been to a great bluegrass event recently?  Let us know about it!  NIBA is always looking for articles.

Send your articles (and pictures if available) to: NIBA, P.O. Box 310, West Dundee, IL  60118 or to niba@nibaweb.org

 

If you are not an Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association (NIBA)member please consider joining.

Benefits include:

   A Great (16 page) Newsletter, 

   A Fun Member Picnic & Jam and

   A Christmas Party & Jam & Show

The NIBA also helps to promote Bluegrass by helping to sponsor area Festivals, a scholarship fund, etc.


We also sponsor the NIBA Festival for members and non-members.

 

Please go to  www.nibaweb.org\membership to get more information on how to join!

 

 

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The NIBA Bluegrass Festival

on June 1st 2019

 

The Band Performances are inside a large hall so event is rain or shine!

 

This year will be very exciting as The Special Consensus is our headliner! The Special Consensus has been nominated twice for a Grammy award and has won numerous IBMA awards! As well, there are several other great member bands performing!

 

The Special Consensus band members will be hosting workshops as well! Greg Cahill on banjo, Rick Faris on Guitar, Nick Dumas on Mandolin and Dan Eubanks on bass!

 

The other great member bands performing are: Mackville, Truman’s Ridge, Foggy Mem’ry Boys, Bluegrass Escape, The Templetons, Kraemer & Lambert, Weary Bones and Sweet Country!

 

There will also be camping 5/31-6/2, $15/night, no electric. But there will be jamming around the campfire! Bring a dish to pass Saturday night if camping.

 

Spread the word to friends and family!

Ticket prices are $20 at the door or $18 to pre-order.

 

To pre-order tickets send a check made out to NIBA and include a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Kim Kraemer, 1612 Champlain St. Ottawa, Il 61350 or if no envelope is enclosed then your ticket info will be held will-call at the door.

NIBA Bluegrass Festival

Featuring The Special Concensus!

 

Special C band photo 2015

 

GRAMMY Nominated 2019


The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and includes Rick Faris (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Nick Dumas (mandolin). Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording,
Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (for the tune “Squirrel Hunters”).

http://www.specialc.com          

http://www.facebook.com/special.consensus

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Also Featuring these Great Member Bands!

 

 

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                         Truman’s Ridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

          

                                 Mackville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Templetons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Foggy Mem’ry Boys

 

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                    Bluegrass Escape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                Sweet Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                        Weary Bones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      Kraemer & Lambert

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