Wednesday, 1 December 2010

3rd European Bluegrass Summit, 18-20 February 2011

Angelika Torrie, chairperson of the European Bluegrass Music Association, sends this invitation:

Dear European Bluegrass Friends,

Once again, after the success and positive feedback from the two previous years' European Bluegrass Summit in Bühl, Germany, the European Bluegrass Music Association is happy to confirm that arrangements to hold the 3rd European Bluegrass Summit on the weekend of 18-20 February 2011 have been finalised.

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 previous meetings. The convention will be attended by an official representative of IBMA, Dwight Worden, who has been elected by his peers for a second term as the Associations representative on the IBMA Board of Directors last summer.

The 3rd European Bluegrass Summit will be generously hosted again by the city of Bühl offering the entire meeting facilities and infrastructure for free. This year, the Saturday night concert will be bigger, with three bands playing to celebrate EBMA's 10th anniversary. As in previous years, 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 50 delegates and early booking is advised.

Please help us spread the word to people you think should attend this summit by:

- Circulating this proposal to others who you know to be interested and involved in European Bluegrass.
- Completing the online registration form on the EBMA website or 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 before 14 December 2010 to

If you or your company/organisation are able to sponsor part of this convention, we would be very grateful if you'd contact us. Any financial support is welcome. There are many opportunities for you to advertise before, during, and after the event in return!

More details of the Summit can be seen on the EBMA website here.