By Mandolin Cafe
December 11, 2009 - 6:30 pm
Owensboro, Ky. — The International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) has announced a number of incentives for individuals and professional groups interested in purchasing a museum membership, a critical part of IBMM's ability to do business.
IBMM is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the international history of bluegrass music. They strive to provide dynamic arts leadership in the community, region and state while gathering, cataloging, preserving, exhibiting and presenting the history of bluegrass music around the globe.
Members joining now will receive a copy of the book Bluegrass Time by Phil Zimmerman. Retail price $24.95 (while supplies last).
Gold Lifetime Membership - ($5,000 One time or cumulative Gift*)
Name on Donor Plaque in museum, 2 ROMP VIP passes per year (upon request), 2 "Lifetime Member" embroidered jackets, Member bumper sticker, lifetime member t-shirt, Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, Free lifetime museum admission for two, Six museum passes per year (upon request), 10% discount on all museum purchases, Newsletters and special mailings
Silver Lifetime Membership - (One-time Gift of $1,000)
One ROMP pass per year (upon request), One "Lifetime Member" embroidered jacket, Member bumper sticker, lifetime member t-shirt, Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, Free lifetime museum admission for two.
Organizational Membership Bands, Businesses, Associations (Annual Gift of $150)
Group discounts on event tickets, Company/Association/Band link on website, Gig referrals for bands, Free museum admission for up to 5 people, 5 Museum Member bumper stickers, 1 Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, Newsletters and special mailings.
Couple Membership - (Annual Gift of $80)
Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, Free museum admission for two adults, Two museum passes for guests, Museum Member bumper sticker, 10% discount on all museum purchases,
Newsletters and special mailings.
Individual Membership - (Annual Gift of $45)
Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, Free museum admission for one adult, One museum pass for a guest, Museum Member bumper sticker, 10% discount on all museum purchases, Newsletters and special mailings.
Youth Membership - (Annual Gift of $25; age 18 & under)
Phil Zimmerman's Bluegrass Time book, free museum admission for one, one museum pass for a guest, museum member bumper sticker, 10% discount on all museum purchases, newsletters and special mailings.
A membership is vital to our securing match funding for grants that allows us to present the following programs.
Video Oral History Project (VOHP) - Professional videotaping the history of Bluegrass Music's 1st and early 2nd Generations, preserving their personalities, stories and musical styles for all time.
ROMP, The River of Music Party - Our annual museum style festival celebrates all things bluegrass, especially the legends of bluegrass themselves! Concerts by Pioneers and international acts, The Legends Concert, new exhibits, world premieres of VOHP films, educational forums, workshops, tours, square dancing and more. Membership includes half price ROMP tickets, and meet and greet with the Pioneers of Bluegrass and the Blue Grass Boys at their upcoming Reunion during ROMP.
RBI: Radio Bluegrass International - Our 24/7 streaming internet radio station presents one of-a-kind recordings heard only on this museum's station, as well as other popular programs presented regularly for our worldwide audience
Archive & Library Project - We are raising money to purchase equipment needed to create DVDs and CDs of everything in your museum. This will enable us to create an on-site and on-line research library for our members.
Bluegrass in the Schools & Saturday Lessons Program - We present all-school bluegrass music assemblies to many thousands of Kentucky students per year, plus hands-on instrument training to many thousands of students and adults with instruments on free loan, bi-weekly music lessons, jams, and opportunities for performance.
Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps - Dedicated to teaching and preserving the unique mandolin style of Bill Monroe, held annually in September. Sign up for 3 days of intense instruction by the foremost ambassadors of his mandolin style. Camps also feature a Faculty Concert.
International Bluegrass Music Museum Links
Museum web site
IBMM on Facebook
IBMM on Twitter
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