Bluegrass Associations

Bluegrass Associations

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

 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.

Bluegrass Associations

(bluegrass, folk, old-time)

International Bluegrass Music Association: Home

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


Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America has an annual convention and seeks to preserve the traditional spirit and art form of bluegrass. Festival calendar, events, news, SPBGMA awards, …

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

California Bluegrass Association

California Traditional Music Society

California State OldTime Fiddlers Association

Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

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

Pasadena Folk Music Society

Portland Folklife Society Portland OR

Portland Old Time Music Portland OR

Redwood Bluegrass Associates – San Francisco Bay Area, California

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

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 New York Bluegrass Association

Central Ohio Bluegrass Association

Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association

DC Bluegrass Union – Washington, DC

Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association

High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association – North Carolina

Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association – New York

Middle Georgia Bluegrass Association

Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association – New York

North Florida Bluegrass Association

Rivertown Bluegrass Society  – Conway, SC

Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association – Pennsylvania

Southeastern Bluegrass Association

Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina

Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association

South Florida Bluegrass Association