Thursday, 22 December 2011

Dan Hays to take up new position

Dan Hays, executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the past twenty-one years, has been appointed to be the new director of the Franklin Theatre in the centre of historic Franklin, TN, south-west of Nashville. The Theatre has been recently restored, and its objectives include being the best 200-seat music venue in the world. Full details of the Franklin Theatre announcement can be seen here.

Dan has announced that he will be leaving his IBMA post in February 2012. The IBMA has received more than 60 applications for the position. These are being considered by a committee, who will present a short list to the IBMA board in January as the basis for a final choice (see Bluegrass Today, 20 Dec.).