The West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting Bluegrass and acoustic music in West Michigan. Formed in 1993, its infancy included small groups of musicians who enjoyed getting together for semi-organized 'jams.' While jammng is still an integral part of WMBMA, (we even coordinate 'celebrity jams' with many of our headliner acts), the organization is proud to bring in regional and well-known national Bluegrass acts - drawing fans from many midwestern states and Canada. Our premier events have featured top-shelf Bluegrass acts including The Chapmans, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Detour,The Boxcars, Chris Jones and the NightDrivers, Newtown, Flatt Lonesome, and more recently, Bluetown and Trinity River Band! Regional favorites gracing our stage include New County Grass, and straight from the mountains of Kalamazoo, Schlitz Creek. Other popular local acts include Steam Powered Bluegrass, Calabogie Road, Out of the Blue Bluegrass Band and west-Michigan favorites - The Williams Family!
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2022-2023 WMBMA Board
The 2022-2023 Board Membership includes Officers: President - Ed Bronson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice President - Dave Conley Jr. (email@example.com), Secretary - Mark Walker (see email link, below for 'Promotions), and Treasurer - Aaron Oberlin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mark Walker works with Promotions (email@example.com), and is also the webmaster for the WMBMA.org website.
The remaining At-Large members include Ronnie Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ben Crofoot, Dave & Josie Conley (email@example.com), Beverly Fessenden, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Louise Kamphuis (email@example.com), John Lakatos (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jim Thompson (email@example.com) and Dave Simmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org)