Nashville, TN -- The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) will hold their 40th Anniversary SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards Show & 31st National Convention from January 30 - February 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, Tennessee.
SPBGMA serves to preserve the traditional spirit and art form of Bluegrass music. The organization also offers a management service for any community desiring to hold a Bluegrass festival and/or to organize and conduct Bluegrass Band competitions. In all SPBGMA sponsored events, instruments must be traditional acoustic instruments, no electrified instruments permitted. SPBGMA encourages professionalism in appearance and showmanship by the performers at SPBGMA events as well as encouraging the support of various Bluegrass publications and associations.
Nashville 2014 Convention Band Line-up so far includes Jimmy Bowen & Sante Fe, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Rarely Herd, Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, The Farm Hands, Meyer Family Bluegrass, Appalachian Express, The Grascals, Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, The Punches Family Bluegrass, The James King Band, Bluegrass Brigade, Cedar Hill, Jeanette Williams Band, The Marksmen, Mountain Faith, Nothin’ Fancy, Fret High, Buck & Company, Martha & Eddie Adcock, Flatt Lonesome, Canaan’s Crossing, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Larry Stephenson Band, Cornfields & Crossroads, Grasstowne, and more to be announced.
Once again, there will be a showcase of bands, workshops, promoters and talent buyers will be available, management agencies, record labels and others will all be present to work with artists and other bluegrass music professionals. There will also be trade exhibits for all attendees to enjoy.
The convention also hosts the SPOBGMA 30th International Band Championship with thousands of dollars in prizes to be awarded. Any band composed of two or less individual winners of any past SPBGMA International Band Championship will be eligible to enter the above stated competition. Only the original band name is permanently retired after winning the SPBGMA International Band Championship.
For updates, reservations and more, visit www.SPBGMA.com and start preparing for January! The flyer for this great event is here: http://www.spbgma.com/pdf/SPBGMA-BMANatlConv2014.pdf