Final Note: My Favorite Bluegrass Memory

Feeling a wee bit nostalgic today, remembering the festivals and pickin’ parties and incredible concerts of my childhood. What is your very favorite bluegrass memory? –posted on Facebook by IBMA staffer Caroline on July 14, 2012

Playing at the Station Inn the first time as a teen.... --Gordy Nichol

Seeing Flatt & Scruggs at Sandy Ridge School in about 1961 or 1962... I was only six or seven years old, but I remember the awesomeness! –Deb Mills

Sitting second row center of the stage to see Ricky Scaggs at Silver Dollar City. ­-- Windy Ridge Revue

I met Ralph Stanley for the first time when I was 5 years old. He patted me on the head and told me I was pretty. –Sunni Krantz

Seeing Doc play at the vacuum repair shop in Boone, NC back in the 80's. --Jamie Decker

Rainy Sunday morning at Merlefest, a few years ago, listening to Doc with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. –Jerry Black

Carter Sisters singing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" at the Florida Folk Festival. Won't see that one again! –Troy Bell

Hearing Claire Lynch Band in concert for the first time. –Ian Gray

Sitting on the porch listening to papa pick that banjo! --Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival 2012

Bean Blossom 1970. :) --Norma Jean Withers Harris

My first Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival in 1981. Every year after that was like coming home! -- Judy Stengel

Attending my very first IBMA [World of Bluegrass] in Owensboro, KY in 1991 and bartending in the Sandpiper Suite/Boys From Indiana Suite fellowships. :0) --Trish Lundberg

Seeing Flatt and Scruggs at the Perry County, KY, High School three years running when I was in college. And seeing Hot Rize for the first time, way back when. And seeing those guys play Bill Monroe for 1½ hours at the 2011 IBMA Business Conference, thank you big time. --Lynn Brandt

Last night at my place ++=,==(O) --Matt Glazer