The Central Texas Bluegrass Association exists in order to celebrate, promote, and preserve Bluegrass music. Along with this, we hold a responsibility to encourage diversity and inclusion within the Bluegrass community. Standing in solidarity with the Black community and all people of color, we, the CTBA board, commit to the following:
- Recognize the important and impactful contributions that People of Color, e.g. Deford Bailey, Arnold Shultz, Rhiannon Giddens, and many others have made to Bluegrass music.
- Emphasize the spirit of inclusion at CTBA events, without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, or financial status.
- Promote just and fair treatment for all people.
- Contribute to a spirit of unity within our community through connection, education, tolerance, and, of course, through music.
Please take care of one another.