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The Central Ohio Bluegrass Association (COBA) formed in the Columbus, Ohio area in 1978. Our mission is to promote and preserve bluegrass in Ohio.

The mission of the club, originally to promote and preserve bluegrass in the central Ohio area, has expanded to include all of Ohio.


Among other activities, COBA sponsors:


  • One summer festival each year

  • In-door concerts featuring a COBA guest band, COBA's house band, Solid Rock, and a jam session for a wonderful evening of bluegrass music, good company, and good home cooking

  • COBA meetings


Have a look around our pages and let us know who you would like to see at our next concert.

COBA Board

President: Arlin Bradford

Vice President: Al Norman

Secretary: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

Membership Director: Nicole Bradford-Compton

Hospitality Director and

Newsletter Production Assistant: Karen Norman

Grounds Director: Mike Lyons

Social Media Coordinator: Laura Lyons

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