The Primary Purpose of SWBA

The Southwest Bluegrass Association ( SWBA ), is organized under the California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law as a charitable, educational, historical and tax exempt public corporation. It is not organized for the private gain of any person or persons.

The corporation is organized for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the uniquely American musical form known as “Bluegrass”, and other closely related musical forms; to conduct educational and promotional activities which will continue to foster an appreciation of our American musical heritage and culture.

SWBA brings people together for the preservation, enjoyment and advancement of bluegrass and related musical forms. This is done through house jams, instructional workshops, concerts, organizing festivals and our bi-monthly newsletter.