The Hudson Valley: A Hotbed of Bluegrass

The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association -- or HVBA -- was founded in 1994 to knit together the bluegrass community of musicians and fans.

The HVBA is chartered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts and educational organization, we promote bluegrass and related acoustic music in the Hudson Valley through jam sessions, concerts, and open mics in conjunction with other not-for-profit organizations.

Annual membership is only $15 for all members of a household and $25 for Member Bands (Premium Member Bands pay $50/year), which are included as links on our website's sidebar. In addition to discounts to our concerts, you'll be pleased to know that you're in tune with other bluegrass fans and musicians. Use the form on our home page to join the HVBA today!

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  • Jam sessions on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month in Poughkeepsie;
  • "Slow Jam" to encourage beginners to learn to play music with others;
  • Monthly Showcase concerts for local bands
  • Two major concerts every year for nationally known bluegrass bands
  • Workshops
  • Weekly newsletters to keep you informed of events, concerts, etc.

Officers & Contacts

  • Michael Foley: President
  • Peter Conklin: Vice-President
  • Vivian Walsh: Treasurer
  • Ethel Wesdorp: Secretary
  • Mark Hudson: Facebook Manager
  • Lynn Lipton: Website Manager, Program Director, Newsletter
  • George Nasca: Membership Coordinator
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  • Fred Robbins: Videographer

Board Members:

Member Emeritus:

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