Bluegrass Museum Becomes the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum With New Facility

by VVN Music News Feed

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is now the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Executive Director Chris Joslin stated, "We have been the home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame since day one, so it's time our name reflects that. Much like the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, we are the worldwide destination for our genre, bluegrass music."

Joslin added, "It's more than a name change. This new branding sets the stage for the October grand opening of our new facility."

With investment from the City of Owensboro, Daviess County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and many corporations and individuals, the new $15.3M Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will open the weekend of October 18-20, 2018 with live music, special guests, exhibit openings, and a celebration of the legends of bluegrass music.



Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass music. Among the many community and educational events produced by the, the Hall of Fame is the annual ROMP Fest, a four-day bluegrass music festival attended by over 25,000 annually. Learn more about the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at bluegrassmuseum.org and connect with them on social media @bluegrassmuseum.

The current members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame (with year of induction):
  • 1991
    • Bill Monroe
    • Earl Scruggs
    • Lester Flatt
  • 1992
    • The Stanley Brothers
      • Ralph Stanley
      • Carter Stanley
    • Reno & Smiley
      • Don Reno
      • Arthur Lee (Red) Smiley
  • 1993
    • Mac Wiseman
    • Jim & Jesse
      • Jim McReynolds
      • Jesse McReynolds
  • 1994
    • The Osborne Brothers
      • Bobby Osborne
      • Sonny Osborne
  • 1995
    • Jimmy Martin
  • 1996
    • Peter V. Kuykendall
    • The Country Gentlemen
      • Eddie Adcock
      • John Duffey
      • Tom Gray
      • Charlie Waller
  • 1997
    • Josh Graves
  • 1998
    • Chubby Wise
    • Carlton Haney
  • 1999
    • Kenny Baker
  • 2000
    • Lance LeRoy
    • Doc Watson
  • 2001
    • The Carter Family
      • Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Carter
      • Sara Carter
      • Maybelle Carter
  • 2002
    • The Lilly Brothers
      • Micheal Burt “Bea” Lilly
      • Charles E. “Everett” Lilly
    • Don Stover
    • David Freeman
  • 2003
    • J. D. Crowe
  • 2004
    • Curly Seckler
    • Bill Vernon
  • 2005
    • Red Allen
    • Benny Martin
  • 2006
    • The Lewis Family
    • Syd Nathan
  • 2007
    • “Cedric Rainwater” Howard Watts
    • Carl Story
  • 2008
    • Bill Clifton
    • Charles Wolfe
  • 2009
    • Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    • The Dillards
  • 2010
    • John Hartford
    • Louise Scruggs
  • 2011
    • Del McCoury
    • George Shuffler
  • 2012
    • Doyle Lawson
    • Ralph Rinzler
  • 2013
    • Tony Rice
    • Paul Warren
  • 2014
    • Neil Rosenberg
    • Original Seldom Scene
  • 2015
    • Bill Keith
    • Larry Sparks
  • 2016
    • Ken Irwin
    • Marian Leighton-Levy
    • Bill Nowlin
    • Clarence White
  • 2017
    • Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
    • Bobby Hicks
    • Roland White

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