The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association

PO Box 495, Ottawa, IL 61350

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.

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Welcome Bluegrass Enthusiasts!

 

 NIBA Key Dates to Remember

 

9/10 -Triumph Jam restarts Sep-May

 

10/1—Harding Jam restarts Oct-May

 

10/8—41st Old Time and Bluegrass Gathering

Eden Valley Refuge near Baldwin, IA

 

10/15—Grand Ridge Jam restarts Oct-Apr

 

11/4-5 Bluegrass Sampler

Racine, WI

 

11/25-26 8th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend

Bluegrass Festival, Cedar Falls, IA

 

12/3      -- NIBA Christmas Party

Harding community Center

Harding Il.

1:00 PM (Harding Jam to Follow Party)

 

3/2-5 Shorties Strickly Bluegrass Festival

East Peoria, Il

 

3/24-3/25 Naperville Bluegrass Festival

midwestbluegrass.org

 

 

NIBA Memberships can be

purchased or renewed online!

 

NIBA Merchandise can be purchased online!

 

Click Here for Bluegrass Festivals Flyers

New Jam Listing:

 

The Opry Jamboree, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Pig Minds Brewing Co. 4080 Steele Dr., Machesney Park, IL. 61115

 

Two rooms, one to jam and one for a stage show. Also outside stage for summer time.

 

We will be starting in July the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 5:00PM - 8:00PM

New Jam Listing:

 

The monthly jam at Greenfields of Geneva will be renewing on Saturday June 18.

 

The starting time for the jam will be 6:30 P.M.

Please list this jam as being a third Saturday jam.

 

Unlike many of the other jams this one will continue during the summer months.

 

Info: Tom Dearing (630) 578-6575

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