Happy February! We have a lot going on across the state. Let's start with Mid Winter Bluegrass Festival . Not only is it a jam-packed, three-day festival (Feb. 12-14) right in the middle of the state, but it will also be host to this year's, first-ever CBMS Round up and Recognition ceremony. Hosted by Ken Seaman, emceed by Pete Wernick, this event kicks off on Sunday, February 14 at the Thornton Ramada, between Noon and 2:00 pm. Please be there to help us celebrate the people and events of Colorado Bluegrass Music Society.
The bluegrass "At the Audi" series is in full swing. We sold out our first concert featuring Finnders and Youngberg, plus Blue Canyon Boys. The next concert is Saturday, February 6 and features Ron Thomason and Heidi Clare, plus Kantankerous. For details and to buy tickets click here. "Woodsy Music Presents...." next concert happens Saturday, February 20 and features the Way Down Wanderers, out of Chicago, and Ragged Union. This will be a fantastic concert. For details and tickets, click here.
Winter Wondergrass comes up Feb. 19-21. For a change of pace: how about the Dulcimer Festival, coming up Feb. 5 and 6. In Durango, you can catch up with Molly O'Brien and friends on Saturday, Feb. 6.
If you happen to be in Nashville in February, you can attend the SPBGMA convention. The hotel is sold out, but tickets are still available:
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Our monthly magazine, Pow'r Pickin' is making a few changes including going online (past issues). If there's a story you missed or something you would like to share with someone, you will now be able to retrieve November and December's issue. We will be putting up more issues as we have time. This broadens the reach of the magazine, and we hope it makes it a more attractive advertising buy for you, your band or your business. For details on advertising in Pow'r Pickin', go here.
There's a lot that goes into the bluegrass music community. As much as we would all like to think it's "all about the bands"....there are a lot of other businesses that contribute to the success and spread of the music. Make sure and take a moment to glance through our business members who have made the commitment to support CBMS.
CBMS is run by volunteers. People like you and like me-people with jobs and hobbies and other interests (WHAT? Other interests than bluegrass music?). It takes a village, folks. It takes volunteers and then a few more to make this Society work. Please consider volunteering some time to the cause. Contact Annie Savage for more information on how you can get plugged in.
Thank you for your support.
The volunteer CBMS board of directors