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2017 NIBA Officers & Board of Directors

· President:           Kim Kraemer    (815-383-9329)

                              vp@nibaweb.org,  kimkraemer@comcast.net

· Vice President:  Tom Gerber      (815-312-3964)

                              pres@nibaweb.org, tgerber.card@gmail.com

· Treasurer:           Cindy Kline      (224-569-6210)                               drpepper@ameritech.net

· Secretary:           Mary Krasko    (815-879-2414)                

 

Board Members

Jim Berkland            630-479-6610

Dave Erickson          630-746-1445

Joyce Kraemer          630 852-8088

Rich Krasko             815-879-2414 

Ted Seed                 815-246-6333

 

 

 

 

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Text Box: 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

 

Text Box: Other Key Dates

7/13-14 Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, Frankfort
8/31 Chet Kingery Memorial Festival, Arthur
8/22,23,24 Two Rivers Jam, Harrison

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Text Box: The NIBA Bluegrass Festival on June 1st 
is almost here!!!!

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.
Text Box: Petersen Farm Foundation 23th Family Day

Jeff Varda of Petersen Farm Foundation in McHenry Illinois would like to reach out to NIBA members to see if we could get a group to volunteer to jam at their June 23th Family Day Event (check out last years link below for details).

https://mchenrycountyhistory.org/10th-annual-day-petersen-farm   

A number of folks have already responded that they would be interested, so the event is a go, but we need more musicians!
Event is  from 10am to 4pm on June 23rd.

If you would like to jam or your band would like to perform on stage, please send your request to niba@nibaweb.org

NIBA Festival Information

 

Be sure to put the Jun 1st 2019 NIBA sponsored Bluegrass Festival on your calendars! The Special Consensus, Truman’s Ridge and Mackville will be featured as well as other great member bands! Spread the word to friends and family! Due to increased costs to rent Lyon Farm as well as band fees will have a new price structure. Ticket prices are $20 at the door or $18 to pre-order.

 

Come camp with us Friday 5/31-6/2 as well! There will be plenty of pickin’ around the campfire and a potluck dinner Saturday night. Bring a dish to pass!

 

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.

"Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any other music in the world.  You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year."   

Bill Monroe 

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