Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

representing the best
in Colorado's bluegrass music and events

Join CBMS!

We need your support to keep CBMS moving forward in its mission to support and further the reach of bluegrass music in Colorado. Funds are allocated to our Concert Series, Educational Outreach and other CBMS initiatives. Your membership and your donations help! And, your generous donation is tax deductible.
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Bluegrass Educational Outreach Progam (BEOP)

The Bluegrass Educational Outreach Program was created to bring bluegrass music and bluegrass music history into Colorado's schools, public libraries and other educational venues.

Because this uniquely American form of music is often left out of "regular" school music curriculum, it is more important than ever that we promote and preserve bluegrass music and pass it on to the next generation through education and performance.


Our typical school performances are 45-50 minutes in length with traditional bluegrass songs featuring a five-piece band playing traditional bluegrass instruments. Performances include a brief talk about the history of bluegrass music, it's origin and interesting people who created the music. Each band member describes the instrument they are playing and it's purpose in a bluegrass ensemble. The performance concludes with plenty of audience participation and a "sing-along." Morning or afternoon performances are available.

Performance Fees

Performance fees are based on your school's ability to contribute to the cost. The average public school performance starts at $400 depending on duration and number of performances scheduled on the same day.

Grants and Donations

Grants and "in-kind" donations are available from a variety of funding sources such as Flatirons Crossing Music and Arts Foundation (Broomfield, CO), Arts & Humanities of Boulder, Colorado Council on the Arts, Swallow Hill Music Association, and The Foundation for Bluegrass Music.

Artist Residencies

We would also like to offer artist residencies that allow for longer term, hands-on work with students. Please contact Doris Gray, for more information on long-term projects.


Help us foster a love of bluegrass for the next generation.

Many schools cannot afford all the expense of artist residencies on their own. Please donate to CBMS to help us fund these projects!

Your generous donation is tax deductible

contact Lonny Lewis for more information.

Please donate unwanted bluegrass instruments for the Pickin' Sprouts Kid Jam and an "instrument petting zoo" for school visits.

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