Upcoming Dates

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Kenney & Amanda Smith with Guest "Scott Anderson"
A Night with Kenny and Amanda Smith - More Info Later
The Thomas Center
Gainesville, Fl

Past Dates

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

NFBA November 3rd Weekend Meeting - NFBA 3rd Weekend Meeting
Macclenny, Fl.
(904) 742-1843
Price: Free Admission

   The NFBA will be holding their 3rd weekend meeting for November at the Heritage Park Complex in Macclenny Fl. The Manager Ms. Michelle Hodges  said we are welcome and looking forward to our visit. The park is having another function that day and will have several food vendors on hand so we will not be furnishing our usual hot dogs and burgers, we can have a different choice of foods and have more time for fellowship and picking. I'm looking forward to this event, hope to see you there...

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Swampgrass Festival
Shows start on 25th thru 28th Oct.

(478) 697-6162

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith Free Concert
Summer Brooke & Mountain Faith
Price: Free Admission

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

To Donate To NFBA Resources - Anytime
P.O.Box 2830
Orange Park, Fl. 32067
USA
Price: anything would be appreciated

  

Ernie

You help is needed. As many know, we have recently had to cancel our annual fund raiser called the NFBA EXPO due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. An emergency meeting was called by our board and it was agreed that the safety of our members and uncertainty of the storms aftermath outweighed the decision to go forward with it as scheduled. For over 24 years this annual event has served as an gathering for our membership and showcase our talented bands. It has also been one of the most important fund raisers all year to help offset operational costs. To complicate things, our organization has now only hosted 1 in the last 3 years. This has created a challenge for finances needed to operate. Our mission has always been to preserve, protect and promote bluegrass music and its rich heritage. All of this comes at a cost. Please understand that we are all unpaid volunteers. The last 2 years of our rebuilding process have endured costs that are currently being covered but our income has been impacted by the absence of our fundraiser's. We have made many changes in the past year that have more than doubled our membership. We have switched many members to an online version of our news letter saving us enough to continue its circulation. Although we feel that this is a temporary problem, we felt it was necessary to give it all of our attention by not ignoring to see it will get better. We currently have enough funds to operate for a year and with future fund raising events, we can improve. We are asking you to consider donating to our organization to help ensure its longevity and maintain its presence as a pillar in the community sharing American heritage for generations to come. We are available for any questions you may have and always open for helpful suggestions.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

NFBA 2017 Annual Elections
NFBA Annual Elections - Elections start at 3:00 pm
17500 NE US Hwy 301
Waldo, Fl. 32694
352-468-3988
Price: Free to NFBA active Members

 

 Our yearly elections are right around the corner, we will be at Dixieland  Music Park Waldo, Florida. The board has decided to cancel the usual Catered Dinner, instead we will have a Spaghetti Dinner, the NFBA will furnish the Spaghetti and Tea and ask the members to bring whatever they like to serve with their Spaghetti Dinners, usually Salad, Garlic bread, Rolls and Deserts. This is all necessary to curtail some of our expenses. We hope to see all our members there for the elections and hope some of you will step up and take a position, we need a new energy and new ideas to keep the NFBA exciting. Also if you would like to donate a little something to our resources every donation will help, no matter how small. See you at the elections and hope to get a little picking in with you too.

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Ray Lewis Presents "Mudville Music Room"
Ernie Evans & The Florida State Bluegrass Band - Doors Open at 6pm Happy Hour till 7pm
3105 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl. 32216

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Actor's Warehouse Proudly Presents
Larry Stephenson Band Concert - Doors open at 6pm Show Starts at 7:pm
619 NE 1st. Street
Gainesville, Fl. 32601
(904) 886-8378

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Bluegrass /Gospel Music Festival
9335 NE 349 Hwy.
Old Town, Fl. 32680

Friday, September 15th, 2017

NFBA 2017 EXPO "CANCELLED"
NFBA 2017 Fund Raising EXPO "CANCELLED" - Show Starts Friday Night at 6:00 pm
401 Twin Oaks Dr.
Hoboken, Ga. 31542
912-458-2365
Price: $10.00 per day or $15.00 for weekend