Are you a member of your bluegrass association?

In most of the US and Canada, and many locations overseas, there’s a good chance that there’s a bluegrass, old time or folk music association or society.  These organizations bring together musicians and fans, and offer a wide range of services – they sponsor concerts, festivals, jams and other events; they publish calendars of bluegrass and old-time shows and events; they offer referral services for bands and musicians, and they keep their members informed and connected.

We’ve put together a directory of associations, societies and clubs in North America and beyond, with links to their websites.  Check out the one in your region, and connect with others who share your love for the music.  And if you’re a member of an association that’s not listed, please let us know.


International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)
Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPGMA)
Bluegrass Music Association of Canada
Brazilian Bluegrass Music Association

The US associations are listed by region.  Here’s how we divide it:

US Northeast:  Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island

US Southeast:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

US Midwest:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin

US Southwest:  Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

US West:  California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

Canada:  Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon