Huron River Band at the Kentuckians of Michigan


Our members, Tom Arbore, Tim Jackson,  and Burl Stevens are playing in the Huron River Band, which will perform at the Kentuckians of Michigan this Friday, September 16.

We are getting together to support them, come out and join us!


Kentuckians of Michigan, Inc
28391 Bredow Rd
Romulus, MI 481741

Doors open at 6:30, admission $7. Buffet dinner available at 7 for $9.

See you there!

(The Kentuckians site lists “Marvin Webb & Friends” –the name has changed since the information was published.)


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20th Annual Parade of Stars Bluegrass Festival

We are looking forward to this event, which is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Civic Center Park, Auburn Hills, Michigan. A map of the location is here.

This year’s line up is: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, David Parmley &  the Cardinal Tradition, and host band Special Consensus. Admission is $10. Bring lawn chairs.

The Association will be presenting plaques to four of this year’s Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Association Hall of Honor recipients at the Festival. We are grateful to the city of Auburn Hills for allowing us time to do so.

Our informational table will be available all day, be sure to stop by and get a T-shirt and sticker!


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Blissfield Bluegrass on the River

August 27, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bachmayer Park, Blissfield, Michigan. FREE admission. Bands, Jams, Vendors, Food, and Fiddlin’ Dixie with Lil’ Friends Kiddie Corner. SMBMA is a sponsor of this event, let’s all attend and keep it rolling in a big way. We have heard lots of comments about the great jamming.

A map of Bachmayer Park is here.

Don’t forget to stop our booth and renew your membership!

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Jam and Instrument Petting Zoo At the Milan Festival

Join the Association and many other bluegrass fans at the Milan Bluegrass Festival. The Association will be hosting an informational table throughout the Festival. Just before the last afternoon show of each day, newly elected members of the SMBMA Hall of Honor will receive their awards.

There will be a jam under the pavilion at 3 p.m. on Wednesday for those with three day tickets. A potluck will follow at 6 p.m. Set-up for the potluck will begin at 5:30, you may bring hot dishes closer to 6.


See you there!

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Next SMBMA meeting will be May 21, 2016 at 1 p.m.

Potluck with a short business meeting followed by a jam. Meat will be provided; bring a dish to pass and your own beverage.

There will also be a round table discussion to gather information about the early bluegrass scene in Southeast Michigan. If you know an early contributor to bluegrass in our area, please invite them to the meeting, or contact us at so we can invite them.


The meeting will be at at KC Campground, 14048 Sherman Road, Milan, MI 48160.

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