|President Mary Eddings:|
We had a very large turnout in February and it was so good to see everyone. It was fun. We appreciate
these hard-working bands. They do this just for your enjoyment, so please give them a word of THANKS.
We are looking forward to a great show again this month and are looking forward to seeing each of you
most of all.
If you can help with our SHOWCASE OF YOUNG TALENT, we would appreciate it. Maybe some young
person would have fun and be encouraged to play or sing… something that will stay with them all their
lives. We will have flyers for some festivals on a table in the back. Pick some up and go to a festival this
summer. You will surely enjoy it. One festival that is close and will be a good one to go to is THE SLICED
BREAD JAM BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL in CHILLICOTHE, MO. June 16-18.
Thanks to Jean Bartee for getting our special guests for the past few years. GREAT JOB, THANKS JEAN. She
is kind of stepping back so if you would like to be a special guest, we will have a sign-up sheet at the table.
We will have 4 special guests each month and if we don’t have enough sigh ups we will get some. Also, we
are always looking for good bluegrass bands. If you see some who might come and perform on our stage,
we would welcome them. Thank You for always supporting this club and most of all for supporting
Bluegrass music. See you Friday March 17.
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H eart of America Bluegrass and Old-Time Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of bluegrass and old-time acoustic music. HABOT is one of the largest gathering of acoustic musicians north of the river. The club meets every 3rd Friday during the months of October through April. We take time off in the summer so our family and friends can attend the many great bluegrass shows and festivals around Kansas City, and central United States.
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