Alan Bibey is 2018 SPBGMA Bluegrass Mandolin Performer of the Year!

A deserving but humble Alan Bibey gratefully received his SPBGMA “Bluegrass Mandolin Performer of the Year” award, dedicating it to one of his biggest influences, mandolin great and dear friend, Herschel Sizemore.

Alan also thanked all the folks at SPBGMA and all his Grasstowne bandmates (Zachary McLamb, Gena Britt, Laura Orshaw and Mike Bentley) for the Mandolin Player Of The Year award last Sunday night. Alan stated, “I feel very blessed to have been and continue to be a part of the Bluegrass family all these years.”


3rd Annual Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp Dates Set

The 2017 Alan Bibey Mandolin Camp was a huge success!  We will be returning in 2018 to Ocean Lakes Campground, Surfside Beach, SC, August 22-24th. Joining Alan this year will be world renowned mandolinists Emory Lester and Don Stiernberg along with Master Luthier Jonathan McClanahan. Go to our Mandolin Camp page for more information.

Alan Bibey in Edmonton, Alberta for Northern Bluegrass Circle Workshop

Alan will be an instructor at the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society’s 16th Annual Workshop this weekend. This is Alan’s first time doing the camp, but has been to beautiful  Alberta many times. Alan will have some longtime friends there as fellow instructors which include Steve Gulley and Tom Adams. For more information on the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society visit their website at

Kaufman Acoustic Kamp-huge success!

Alan returned to instruct at the Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp in 2015.  The Kamp was held June 21-27 on the campus of Maryville College, Maryville, TN.  All of the instructors were well known for their individual and unique picking and teaching styles. They were carefully chosen for their talents- not only as musicians but also for their instructional expertise, easy-going attitude, and approach-ability. Hundreds of topics were discussed, thoroughly examined and instructed. Alan was part of the Kaufman Kamp concert series during the week, which showcases the talent of the Kamp instructors.  For more information visit or call: 800-FLATPIK.

Alan and Steve Kaufmann

Alan and Steve Kaufmann


Mandolin Camp North

Alan traveled this month to Charlton, MA as a member of the faculty at Mandolin Camp North.  Mandolin Camp North was a three-day celebration of the mandolin, featuring instruction, demonstrations, concerts, and jamming presented by some of the best and best-known mandolinists on the planet.  They provided in-depth instruction in Bluegrass, Old Time, Blues, and Jazz/Swing styles.  Alan was honored to play on stage with one of his good buddies and a great mandolinist, Mike Compton not to mention getting to hang out with Rich Delgrasso, Don Stiernberg, and Roland White.

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Hoffee Carbon Fiber Cases

Alan Bibey is proud to endorse Hoffee Carbon Fiber Cases. In just a few short years Hoffee has become the premier builder of carbon fiber cases for Mandolins, guitars and banjos. Each Hoffee Case is hand built in the USA through a state-of-the-art process using the highest quality products available. Not only are the cases beautifully crafted, but also well insulated to protect against all the bumps of a musician’s travels. For more information please visit