Alabama Bluegrass Music Association

The Alabama Bluegrass Music Association is a nonprofit organization established in January of 1996. The objective of the association is to promote bluegrass music in the state of Alabama.

We do this by publishing a monthly newsletter - "BamaGrass", holding an annual festival in March to showcase our bands, providing this web site, and by being present at bluegrass festivals to provide information on upcoming events, artists and membership information.

Source: http://alabamabluegrassmusic.org/index.htm

About the Alabama Blues Project:

The mission of the Alabama Blues Project is to preserve and promote blues music as a traditional and contemporary art form through interactive programs that educate and entertain. With educational programs, live performances, exhibits, and the development of archival and curriculum materials, the ABP increases awareness of the role blues music has played in the development of popular American music, with a special focus on Alabama's contribution to that story. These activities add to the richness of cultural experiences that make the West Alabama area a great place to live and visit. ABP’s programs reach a wide variety of students and audiences, including many at-risk and troubled youth. Our signature and unique blues camp programs pass on Alabama 's rich blues culture to the next generation while instilling self-esteem, discipline, cross cultural understanding, interaction, and teamwork.

Read more: Alabama Blues Project

Founded in 1990 as the Alabama Jazz Federation with the encouragement of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, it incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in February of 1991. In a move to broaden its membership and audience, it became the Alabama Jazz and Blues Federation in August of 1994.

AJBF is a membership based organization driven by an all volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate jazz and blues in Alabama. Today we produce a myriad of events including concerts and jam sessions, a Labor Day Jazz Festival “Jazz on the Grass”, River Jam, as many as 10 concerts a year and several musician clinics and workshops. We are also in partnership with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) to provide musical entertainment for their opening night receptions for each play and are partners in education with Baldwin Magnet School where we support music students.

Source: http://www.alabamajazzandblues.com/

Alabama Celtic Association


The Alabama Celtic Association is a non-profit service organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Celtic heritage, arts and education in Alabama.

Our primary functions are:
To serve as a central resource for Celtic-related news and activity in Alabama

To maintain and share information on Celtic resources state-wide

To seek/generate funding to support events and opportunities that promote and preserve Alabama's Celtic legacy

Read more: Alabama Celtic Association

Alabama Music Educators Association

Membership in the AMEA is open to all public, private, and post-secondary music educators as well as private teachers. AMEA provides in-service opportunities for its members and educational opportunities for the music students in our state. Members of our organization strive to ensure the future of music education. Recruitment, rejuvenation, and retention are key in helping to continue providing superior music education in Alabama. These are the foundations upon which our organization will continue to grow.

Source: http://www.alabamamea.org/

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