2017 ABOTMA AGM Notice.

by | 26 Oct, 2017

The ABOTMA Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday 18th November, 5.15pm – 6.15pm in the Conference Room at the Feathertop Retreat, Harrietville, Victoria during this year’s MountainGrass Festival.

All interested parties are welcome to attend, but only financial members (as of the 8th November) are eligible to vote. Please ensure you have a current membership. Memberships run the financial year and yours may have lapsed on 30th June this year. Any questions can be directed to in**@ab****.au.

Check in with the MountainGrass website for the full program going up soon, updates on the progress of the raffle mandolin, and other fun news.

Tickets for MountainGrass are on sale through iWannaticket. Make sure you get your ABOTMA membership discount code before you buy your tickets.


The Australasian Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association was founded in Harrietville on 27 April 2013, at the site where, for more than 20 years, musicians have gathered to play and share music at the foot of Mount Hotham in the Victorian Alps.

ABOTMA has commenced building affiliations with bluegrass & old-time music organisations, teachers, and performers within the region and internationally, and in particular with the USA where these music forms originated. Over time, an Australasian ‘flavour’ will no doubt develop as the music evolves through local influences. The broad mission of ABOTMA Inc. is to support the teaching, performance, and promotion of bluegrass & old-time music.

This support extends to:

  • sponsoring and coordinating workshops, masterclasses, and music seminars
  • organising performances by bands and solo artists in urban and rural concerts and festivals
  • awarding scholarships and prizes for achievements in bluegrass & old-time music
  • cooperating and collaborating with affiliated music organisations.
  • MountainGrass Bluegrass Festival

Anyone is welcome to become a member and take an active role in contributing to the Association and its activities.