BMAI Appreciation Day in Knoxville…Huge Success!!
On September 8, 2013 about 3o musicians and 50+ bluegrass fans and listeners showed up and attended the BMAI Appreciation Day Soup Supper and Jam Session at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, IA. During this event BMAI Play it Forward participant Josiah Heckman experienced what it was like to play his banjo in a jam session. His brother Noah was also in attendance and enjoyed this opportunity as well. BMAI shared with those attending information regarding the association and how bluegrass music is continuing to grow throughout the state. At the event music was played, a silent auction of donated homemade baked goods and raffles were held, and the BMAI Bluegrass Quilt was displayed. What a great day to celebrate our music and spend time together. All but one of the BMAI Board of Directors was in attendance and explained their roles in the organization. BMAI would like to thank all the volunteers for making this event such a huge success. We are always in need of volunteers so if you want to donate some of your time and help us grow please let us know. To join BMAI and become a member or get more information regarding BMAI please visit our website at http://www.iowabluegrassmusic.com. You may also follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bluegrassmusicassociationofiowa. We hope to see you soon. Next upcoming event is Honey Creek Festival on October 24-26, 2013.