Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass

Name of Association: Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass

Location: Benton, KY 42025

Website: http://www.jpfob.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jackson-Purchase-Friends-of-Bluegrass-166806583329811/

Meetings: The association has monthly bluegrass shows on the first Friday of each month at the Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, KY 42025

Cost to join: $15/yr.

Mission Statement: Dedicated to preserving and promoting Bluegrass Music in mid-America.

Is membership open to all states or local only? All states

What benefits will members receive for joining? Membership gets you a monthly newsletter and discounts at the Kentucky Opry. (Note: the bluegrass shows are free, donations are accepted at each show).

Do you host performances to promote the organization? Yes. Bluegrass shows are every first Friday of the month at the Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane, Benton, KY 42025

Background of the organization: The association has been providing bluegrass music for the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky for over 25 years. Besides first Friday bluegrass shows at the Kentucky Opry the association has sponsored special events throughout the years such as an annual “Bluegrass on the Square” in Benton, Kentucky, several fundraisers for “Relay for Life”, “Marshall Strong Bluegrass Benefit Show” after a school shooting at Marshall County High School and many more.

Goals for the organization: To continue to preserve and promote Bluegrass Music in mid-America.