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Welcome Bluegrass friends to the online home of the KBA!
The Kansas Bluegrass Association, or KBA, is a non-profit organization for the promotion of bluegrass music in the state of Kansas.
There are many fun events held throughout the year, primarily involving membership bluegrass jams for the learning, promotion, and preservation of Bluegrass music. To further these goals, the KBA sponsors a youth band and a junior showcase to encourage youth participation in Bluegrass music. There are also many members who do not play instruments, but belong to the organization due to their enthusiasm and love for Bluegrass music.
There is a newsletter published each month and mailed to all members, with news about KBA events, regional Bluegrass events, Bluegrass artists, members, etc.
The KBA organizes an annual Winter Bluegrass Festival the third weekend in February, starting Friday evening and continuing all day Saturday. There are stage shows Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening. There are instrument workshops held Saturday morning, and a Junior Showcase on Saturday where the younger pickers can try their hand at stage performance.
Voting for the board of directors is held through mail-in ballots included in the January issue of the newsletter each year. Newly elected board members and officers take their positions after the February Festival.