Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Headliners Hired for 19th Annual Missouri River Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival

The High 48's Bluegrass Band has been hired for the 2009 Missouri River Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival on June 19 & 20. The band has become a recent favorite in the state with 2008 appearances at the Frozen Fingers Festival and Hostfest in Minot and at the Bismarck Bluegrass Festival.

The 48's, winners of the prestigious Rockygrass Band Competetion, will also teach two days of bluegrass camp just prior to the Missouri River Festival, June 18 & 19. For more info on the Band, check out their website:

For more information on the festival and camp, and to reserve a bluegrass camp slot, contact John Andrus at 701-762-4891 or email

Monday, January 12, 2009

February 8 Bismarck Jam Session Moved to Heritage Center

The February 8 Bismarck monthly acoustic bluegrass jam session has been moved from the Gateway Mall to the Heritage Center.  The jam is from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm and is free and open to the public.

Board Members Elected

Seven B.A.N.D. members were elected to the Board at an organizational meeting on January 11, 2009 in Bismarck, ND. Those elected:

Dennis Clark
Sharon Musick
Kathy Tebelius
Terry Schwartz
Barb Headrick
John Andrus
Stuart Thompson

The Board will meet on Sunday, February 8, 2009 to assign officer and director responsibilities. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm at the Hong Kong Restaurant in Bismarck. All B.A.N.D. members are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bismarck Jam Location Change

Late-breaking news:
Bismarck Jam Session Location Changed

The monthly Bismarck bluegrass jam session on Sunday, January 11, 2009  has been moved from the Gateway Mall to the Heritage Center on the State Capitol grounds.  The jam is from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bluegrass Association of ND Organizational Meeting

The Bluegrass Association of North Dakota will hold its organizational meeting on Sunday, January 11 at 6:00 pm at the Hong Kong Restaurant. The meeting will address approval of the Bylaws and election of officers. For more information call John at 701-762-4891.