Actually, what a difference a few days make. We know your inboxes have been bombarded with updates about COVID-19 and its effects on our community. We've sent our fair share of information over the last few days, so instead of repeating it ad nauseam, we will provide a brief description and a link to read more.
Stay safe and support your bluegrass community members!
KFP WILL BE RESCHEDULED!!!!!-We will have new dates later this week. This decision was not made out of fear, but was one due to the governor closing bars and restaurants. Now to decide on a Spring KFP or a Fall KFP🙂. We will make this year’s KFP a great and fun one!
A message from Dustin:
Sorry folks, the whole state is shut down and there is no real date in sight where we can say that we will be safe to host an event. I will continue to monitor the situation and we will reschedule when we get a chance. I'll let everyone know in advance. Stay healthy and we will see you all in a few months
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The safety of staff, students, and our community is of top importance to us here at Louisville Folk School. To do our part in preventing the spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, we are observing the federal, state, and CDC recommended guidelines and strongly encourage our students to do so as well.
As a precautionary measure, we are postponing the remainder of our classes, and workshops until April 4. Individuals who have already registered for any of these will be contacted about new dates. We will continue to offer private one on one lessons at the Folk School to those interested, and are also happy to teach private lessons via Skype/FaceTime/Google Duo.
Our spring session of group classes will begin with the weekend classes on April 4 and 5, and the weeknight classes will begin the week of April 6. The spring group class session will be altered so that each class meets seven times, and for many of these classes we will be able to extend the meeting times so that total teaching time is equivalent to our usual eight week class. We will be updating the start times on each class listed on our website over the next few hours, and are continuing to enroll in our spring session of classes.
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum considers the health and safety of our community – visitors, artists, and volunteers – our first priority. Based on recommendation from state government to avoid large gatherings, which includes concerts, we are postponing our next three shows: The Nashville Songwriter (March 19th), The Kody Norris Show (March 21st), and the Hall of Fame Induction Celebration (March 28th). While this was a difficult decision to make, we feel it is the correct one. The museum remains open under normal operating hours, with special precautions to disinfect common surfaces daily and providing additional sanitizing stations for patrons.
All tickets for these three events will be transferred to a rescheduled date. Once rescheduled dates are established, information about refunds, if necessary, will be emailed directly to ticket buyers.
For the time being, all other events will continue as scheduled. If there are any changes or cancellations, we will notify ticket buyers via email, and post any museum operation changes on social media outlets and bluegrasshall.org.
Thank you for your continued support, please stay tuned.
LFS offers: One of our best, and largest, collections of classes in the history of the Folk School! You'll find everything from beginner to advanced instrument classes, repertoire classes ranging from Classic Bluegrass, Country Songs by Country Women, Brother Duets, 80's Pop Hits and even a Pop Choir singing Disco Hits!
We've expanded our African music classes to include a kids drumming class, more adult levels, and an African Choir/Mbira class!
Music Theory for Folk Musicians is also back by popular demand! New string instrument classes include Bluegrass Guitar Techniques, Intermediate Mandolin Repertoire, Clawhammer Banjo 2, and an Advanced Fiddle Repertoire class on Rags and Blues!
We have more than a dozen of the best instructors around teaching over 30 unique group classes!
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Bluegrass Music creates wonderful community that crosses all kinds of boundaries. These musical ties do wonders for us--now it's time to give something back! Bluegrass Anonymous is seeking board members. We meet (approximately) bi-monthly to plan events, help promote bluegrass in Greater Louisville, and, if we have time, to pick! Are you always introducing yourself to people? Maybe you're very organized, or good with numbers, or know how to throw the best picking parties. There's a role for everyone--and we need you! It's a fun way to help make sure bluegrass continues to thrive in Greater Louisville, and to meet new folks who love bluegrass. For more information, please contact any board member, Rebecca Minnick, Dave Howard, Sonya Cotton, or Micky Schickel Nelson, Laurance Levine, Marshall Shelor, Jan Nelson, Robin Thixton, and Paula Halfacre. We will be happy to answer any questions, and welcome your participation.
Bluegrass Anonymous, Louisville’s Bluegrass Music Association, is dedicated to promoting and supporting bluegrass music, preserving its tradition, and nurturing its growth by providing inclusive opportunities for pickin’, singin’, and listenin’.
There's lots to see here. So, take your time, look around. We hope you'll enjoy our site, and take a moment to drop us a line. Looking for great local and regional festivals? Check our Festivals page for the latest Regional Bluegrass fun. Looking for a jam? Check our Events Calendar for a list for repeating area open jams! Want to book a band? Visit our Artists page, and lots more. We're glad you're here.
Bluegrass Anonymous is a Louisville, KY based music association dedicated to promoting and supporting bluegrass music, preserving it's tradition, and nurturing it's growth by providing opportunities for pickin', singin' and listenin'. Our organization received non-profit 501c3 status from the IRS in 2006.
A way to connect with the community and the music you love. New to town, or Bluegrass music? Want to know where the opens jams can be found? How about music festivals? Local and nationally known bands? We've got it here!
Use this site! Find what interests you. Then come out to one of the Bluegrass Anonymous events, Pig Roast, Band Scramble, Picnics. Meet us at one of the jams or concerts. We're friendly people, itchin' to pick, and looking forward to including you in the fun!
It's easy when you visit our membership/Contact page. Just click on Paypal for individual, family or Artist/Band membership, or drop us a line at the contact link at the bottom of the page.