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2024 RIBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony slated for Sunday, April 14th

Updated: Apr 10

Joe Gallant and South County Rounders to be inducted

WEST GREENWICH, RI (March 6, 2024) – Influential members of the southern New England bluegrass community will be inducted into the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance (RIBA) Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 14th in a ceremony at the Elks Lodge in West Greenwich, RI. Bluegrass musician Joe Gallant and the local band South County Rounders have been selected as the 2024 inductees for their lifetime achievements.


RIBA will also honor four Bluegrass Pioneers: Harry Cook, Dave Papuga, Bill Rawlings, and J.R. Smith. This designation recognizes performing artists, bands, and industry professionals who were actively involved in bluegrass music at least 40 years ago.


The 2024 RIBA Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, April 14th, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Elks Lodge #2285, 42 Nooseneck Hill Rd, West Greenwich, RI 02817. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee will be served. A cash bar will be available.


Performance by Stoneface Mountain, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Celebratory jamming will follow the induction of the honorees.


Tickets are $26 for RIBA members and $30 for non-members. Tickets for children 15 years old or younger are $10. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.

About RIBA

The Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance was established in 2013 to promote the appreciation of bluegrass music and serve as a resource to fans, students, teachers, musicians and venues in Rhode Island and the surrounding area. In addition to the RIBA Bluegrass Hall of Fame, the organization also sponsors youth and adult musical education programs and serves as a resource to venues and musicians.

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