South Florida Bluegrass Association

Photos and videos coming soon on this site

Preserving our Musical Heritage with a free monthly Bluegrass Festival, jams, an annual 3-day Everglades Festival, community outreach, and more!

Below is only 20 minutes of archived live-stream video from our January 3rd monthly Festival. The rest to be added.

Live stream from December 6th below.


Sunday, Nov 1st!!!

Mike Hatcher

MICHAEL (MIKE) BEDELL HATCHER passed away in Miami, Florida on February 10, 2021 following several years on dialysis. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and is survived by his family there including his mother Julia J. Hatcher and sister Ronetta L. Hatcher and was predceased by his father Ronald C. Hatcher, Sr and brothers Ronald C. Hatcher, Jr and Randall L. Hatcher. He is also survived by his close friends in Miami and Homestead, Florida Pastor Patrick Hadley, Maryannette and Sidney Robinson, Cathie Cotton Stocking, Lee and Dewey Steele, Holly Howlett and Barry J. White. He will be interred next to his long time companion Carol-Jean Larson.

Mike was a Veteran having served in the U.S Navy. He was a grower and an agricultural contractor in the Redland agricultural area in Homestead. He was also very active in many civic organizations including the Redland Citizens Association (President), the South Florida Bluegrass Association, the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization, Citizens Allied for Safe Energy, Inc. and Greater Miami Festivals and Events Association. Donations can be made to help cover Mike’s funeral expenses by mailing a check to his sister:

Mary Annette Robinson
23515 SW 162 Ave.
Homestead, FL 33031


Denny Worley passed away October 31st, 2020. He was a well loved lifetime member of the South Florida Bluegrass Association for over 35 years. He was Sergeant at Arms for the Association and in charge of Security for both Everglades and Monthly Festivals. He was always cheerful and rarely missed a board meeting. He also brought all the audio equipment to and from the warehouse in the late 70s, 80s, and 90s. He is very much missed.

Denny was a long-time employee of Eastern Airlines. He was also an advocate for Alcoholics Annonymous.

Denny’s wife, Joann also a dedicated lifetime member passed away 2 years ago. She ran the sales table and often brought baked goods to the festivals.
If you have any photos or words you would like to send us for a Denny memorial page please email to

Monthly Festival September, 6th was live-streamed.
Cliff and Friends, Oldtime Jammers, Don and Maryann Boudria. C&F and OTJ live archive coming soon. You can see Don and Maryann right now by clicking the link below.

August Live-stream is over, but you can still see them by clicking on the links below.


  • South Florida Bluegrass Association
    20533 Biscayne Blvd. #358
    Aventura, FL 33180
  • 305 358 1800


  • Bertha McKenzie / President/ 954 987 4960
    Andrew Jason / Vice President / 305 358 1800
    Shane Lemar / Treasurer
    Jamie Degiacomo / Secretary
    John Petroske
    Nancy Petroske
    Ed Pierce
    Sharon Pierce
    Tom Tuttle
    Emilio Sanzano
    Carol Layman

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