Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum has been closed to the public for over a month. In an effort to continue reaching bluegrass fans all over the world, the Hall of Fame has produced a virtual tour led by Executive Director Chris Joslin. Within the Hall of […]
The NAMM Show 2020 Adventures
The NAMM Show 2020 was held January 16-19, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Here are some photos from our time at the show.
It’s Almost Time for The NAMM Show 2020…
It’s January, which means that it’s time to prepare for the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show—the world’s most comprehensive gathering of musical instruments, gear, and experts. The NAMM Show, held each January in Southern California, unites over 115,000 registrants from 130 countries. This is a conference where almost every music instrument or […]
Make Music Winter Returns Nationwide on December 21
Free Participatory Musical Parades Showcasing a Wide Variety of Genres and Styles to Kick Off Winter in Over 30 U.S. Cities Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, returns this year on Saturday, Dec. 21, with participatory musical parades and performances and events in more than 30 U.S. cities. The […]
Earth Celebration: 3 Days of Drumming
Earth Celebration is a huge drum festival hosted by the globetrotting drum group Kodo. This year’s festival will be held August 16-18 on Sado Island.
Benefits of Studying Abroad as a Music Student
Let’s break down some of the reasons that studying abroad can be an excellent choice for any musically inclined university student.
Flying With a Musical Instrument Part 2: Advice for the Day Of
It is important to consider the best airlines for transporting instruments and Department of Transportation guidelines when flying with an instrument
Flying with a Musical Instrument Part 1: Be Prepared
Flying with a musical instrument can be difficult, especially if you play a larger instrument that can’t come onto the plane with you. Making sure you have a good case and the proper insurance coverage can ensure a relaxed and stressless travelling experience.
Wisconsin’s Fox Cities: More than a Mile of Music
In August I had the opportunity to visit Fox Cities, Wisconsin, a region of Northeastern Wisconsin along the Fox River. It is made up of 19 communities, including the cities of Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha, Neenah, and Oshkosh. The trip delivered all that I had anticipated in small town charm, but I had not expected the region’s enthusiastic support for the arts, vibrant live music scene, and friendly, artsy vibe.
National Museum of Gospel Music Planned for Chicago
Chicago planners have announced that they hope to open the first major gospel music museum in 2020. The planned $37.2 million National Museum of Gospel Music will be housed on a site once occupied by Pilgrim Baptist Church, known as the birthplace of gospel.