Thursday, 24 September 2009

2nd European Bluegrass Summit to be held 5-7 Feb. 2010 in Bühl, Germany

Dear European Bluegrass Friends,

Following a very successful 1st European Bluegrass Summit in Bühl, Germany, last February, the European Bluegrass Music Association was implicitly asked to take up the thread and offer the platform for a follow up. Also, this event is fully supported by IBMA as a major and effective tool to bring the scene together more closely and to find ways to fulfil the goals set at the first meeting.
Therefore, EBMA is happy to now announce that arrangements to hold the 2nd European Bluegrass Summit on the weekend of 5-7 February 2010 have been made. The convention will be generously hosted again by the city of Bühl offering the entire meeting facilities and infrastructure for free.
A free bluegrass concert will entertain attendees on the evening of Saturday in the famous Bühl Schüttekeller, also sponsored by the City.
As last year, attendees are invited from all quarters in Europe, the costs and arrangements for travel, subsistence and accommodation are the entire responsibility of the participants.
The summit will be limited to 40 delegates and early booking is advised.
Further information and proposed schedule are attached here (EBS2010_schedule.pdf).
Please help us spread the word to people you think should attend this summit by:
1. Circulating this proposal as set out in this e-mail to others who you know to be interested and involved in European Bluegrass.
2. Replying to this e-mail indicating your name; your willingness to attend, and who you represent (i.e. association, band, business or individual etc.)
Please send your responses until 14th November 2009 to admin@ebma.org OR EBMA, Holeerain 29, CH-4102 Binningen, Switzerland

Kind Regards,
Angelika Torrie
European Bluegrass Music Association