The Bluegrass Music Association of Canada

Where Bluegrass & Old Time Music are alive, well and thriving!


Bluegrass Forecast - 2024

It looks like 2024 is shaping up to be another great year for bluegrass music in Canada. There are lots of festivals, shows and events lined up already and that will be taking place right across the country. So regardless of where you live there should be plenty of opportunity to catch some of the finest bands around both from the US and Canada. Check out our events page for more information.

Not only are there new and ongoing shows with some great lineups, but there are also a number of new and newly awarded bands out there that you shouldn't miss. You'll find a lot of these groups in our band directory.

The Canadian Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

Nominations for the 2024 edition of the BMAC Hall of Fame are now closed but remember, you can submit nominations anytime and we will keep your submission in our files to consider for the next available induction year. The Nomination Committee is currently reviewing all the current and past submissions and will make their selections over the next month or so. We will be announcing the 2024 inductees in time for the October 2024 BMAC magazine publication.

If you would like to nominate someone who you believe should be considered, you can submit your nomination online or by emailing us. There are instructions and forms you can download here. If you would like to show your support for a previously submitted nominee, we have included a place for you to add your comments at the bottom of the information page for each nominee.

Submissions and HoF Information

Hall of Fame Page

BMAC Quarterly Magazine:

Canada's Slocan Ramblers

Front Cover of Current Magazine

Hey Associate Members and Non-members!

Get full online access to our highly acclaimed Canadian Bluegrass and Old-Time Music magazine by signing up as a Grassroots Member for just $25 per year. Or as a Subscriber Member for only $50 per year, you'll also receive a printed copy mailed directly to your address. In the meantime, have a look at the Table of Contents and a Feature Article from our current and past issues.

Your paid membership helps us keep this outstanding publication going! Thank you!


Click Here to Sign up



Not a BMAC Member?

No Problem!

Join for FREE to become an Associate Member

  • Include your band on our band directory
  • Advertise your bluegrass festival, events and shows
  • Let people know about your club or association
  • Access selected articles from the quarterly BMAC magazine

Join BMAC Now!



A special thanks to
our sponsors!

The BMAC would like to say thanks to the sponsors whose generous donations have gone a long way to helping us maintain and support the Hall of Fame, the BMAC quarterly magazine and our website!



BMAC Facebook Warning

We have recently found a few 'fake' BMAC pages on Facebook. These pages look very similar to our actual page so please be cautious. The link below is the only legitimate BMAC Facebook page.



BMAC Band Directory


Band Directory


Here's one of the featured bands in our directory.


SweetGrass Bluegrass Band


SweetGrass Bluegrass Band

Events (Festivals, Shows, Jams ...)


Event Calendar Event Listing


Upcoming event:


The AlgomaTrad Family Camp

By: AlgomaTrad


Dates: Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024

Region: Northern Ontario

Location: 340 McKinnon Side Rd. Desbarats, Ontario

Bluegrass on the Air


Radio Listing


Bluegrass Atlantic Gospel

Hosts: Nancy Keddy

When: Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Lower Sackville , N.S.

Station: CIOE 97.5


We are happy to announce the we have made some big changes to our website so that you can find out everything you need to know about Bluegrass & Old Time Music in Canada. Look up bands, festivals, events, workshops, radio broadcasts, podcasts and more with our easy to use search tools.


Come back often to discover more exciting changes as we continue our work. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

And don't forget to get involved with our

Canadian Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame!

Thank you for your interest and stay tuned!