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The Bay Area Bluegrass Association known as BABA, was organized in early 1986 and incorporated in 1987 under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. The primary purpose of BABA is to preserve, encourage, and promote Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music as an American art form. BABA promotes Bluegrass through being active in community events, fund raisers, festivals, and monthly shows.
We are proud to have supported our community in a variety of functions, fund raisers, festivals and shows. A few of these events have included: support to KPFT (listener-sponsored radio); The Seabrook Rotary; Crime Stoppers fund raiser; Armand Bayou Nature Center's Fall Festival; the Annual Fire On The Strings Bluegrass Festival; Bluegrass In The Park at League Park; Dickinson Parks Dept. concert series; and providing entertainment for area nursing homes, churches, and service organizations.
Congratulation to all of the winners, and to all of the contestants as well! There was a LOT of talent up on that stage, and I’m glad it wasn’t me that had to choose among them for these trophies!
The three champions receive, in addition to a trophy and prize money, receive paid entry to the National Finals in Winfield Kansas next month.

Texas State Bluegrass Banjo Competition, 2016
1st Place: now four-time champion in Texas, Jack Seale from Seale
2nd Place: Gregg Welty from Argylle
3rd Place: Hudson Doucette from Waller

Texas State Bluegrass Mandolin Competition 2016
1st Place and Texas State Champion: Jordan Kishbaugh from Houston
2nd Place: Shain Gustin from Katy
3rd Place: Greg Tsamouris from Houston

Texas State Bluegrass Flat-Picking Guitar Competition 2016
1st Place and Texas State Champion: Shain Gustin from Katy
2nd Place: Jordan Kishbaugh from Houston
3rd Place: Garrett Ratliff from Brownwood

Thanks to all of the contest staff, to the judges and auditors, and especially to Bay Area Bluegrass Association for continuing to sponsor these contests and underwrite the champions to represent the great state of Texas in the National.
A special thanks to Ed Fryday and Space City Inspections a tireless supporter of BABA and one fine person
Judy Sturgeon

Rick Kirkland

Starting April 16, 2016
The BABA Stage shows will began at 6:00 p.m
The last show will start at 8:00 p.m.
Jamming will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Please Help Support Bluegrass
Join BABA today. Your membership will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The Bay Area Bluegrass Association is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the members. The Officers are elected by the Board of Directors.
BABA is looking for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering please contact any BABA
Officers or BABA Board Members.
Slow Jam
The BABA Slow Jams have been a big success! To view the songs that will be played at the Slow Jams before each monthly show, go to the Song Book page, click on a song title, and a link will take you to that song.
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Monthly Show
The monthly show is held on the third Saturday of each month at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center (except August and December) at 300 W. Walker, League City.The stage show begins at 6:00 PM, but pickers are welcome to bring their instruments and come earlier. There are three to four jam rooms available beginning at 4:30 PM the evening of the show, and one is a slow jam for beginners. The BABA kitchen provides tasty, inexpensive food and beverages (NO ALCOHOL). Door prizes, raffles, and merchandise for sale are offered at every show.
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