Sunday, April 23, 2017
Letter From IBMA to President Trump and Our Legislators in Support of the NEA and NEH
Read the International Bluegrass Music Association letter in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Excerpt: "...An important principle of our nation has been to protect and promote our rich artistic and cultural heritage. Bluegrass music, as a core genre of American roots music, was created on American soil as an extension of our country’s working class communities. It is this cultural history, along with exceptional musicianship, that makes this music loved throughout our country today. This is not simply entertainment; it is a vital part of our nation’s identity. Our plea to maintain funding for these public endowments is not based in any political agenda. It is about the music and the professionals and audiences who span the entire political spectrum..."