Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

First presenting sponsor announced for World of Bluegrass

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that the US division of Italian pharmaceutical company Chiesi (pronounced key-ay-zee) will be the first presenting sponsor for their World of Bluegrass events during 2015. In the past, business entities have attached their names through sponsorship to portions of […]


IBMA Board nominations sought

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

During this summer, the International Bluegrass Music Association needs to fill five open seats among its Board of Directors. This is a fine opportunity for those who care deeply about the mission and direction of the organization to consider whether service on the Board might […]


2015 Americana Honors & Awards voting begins

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees were announced last week in Nashville, and voting by the members of the Americana Music Association has now begun. Members of the Association may vote for the winners until midnight on June 1. The winners will be announced on […]


IBMA Board Band debuts in Nashville

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, the annual set of spring IBMA board meetings began. After spending most of the day discussing bylaws, awards, business conferences, and more, the IBMA board of directors held a concert at the Station Inn to benefit the IBMA Youth Council. Throughout the evening, several […]


Rounder founders nab Folk Alliance award

| May 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin. and Bill Nowlin, the founders and original operators of Rounder Records, will receive the 2nd annual Founding President’s Award at this week’s Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. They will share the award, named for Kari Estrin, founder of SERFA in 2002, with […]


New members elected to IBMA Board

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association meets next week in Nashville, three new Directors will be seated. They were elected in a special election to fill the seats of Board members who resigned late last year. Chosen by the members […]


IBMA issues call for submissions for 2nd film festival

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has issued a call for submissions to their second Bluegrass Film Festival, to be held during the World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC from September 29-October 3. Two featured films will be shown both during the World of […]


IBMA welcomes new Executive Director, Paul Schiminger

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their new Executive Director, Paul J. Schiminger of Baltimore, MD. He is expected to start on June 1, allowing him time to conclude business in Maryland and make the move to Nashville, where IBMA is based. He was […]


Bluegrass Museum names new Officers

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum has announced new leadership of their Board of Trustees following last week’s board meeting in Owensboro, KY. Elected to new one-years terms as officers are Mike Simpson (Chairman), Terry Woodward (Vice-Chairman), Rosemary Conder (Secretary), and Chris Love (Treasurer). The Board also expressed their […]


A chat with Tim Surrett, IBMA Board Vice Chair

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We caught up yesterday with Tim Surrett, bassist with Balsam Range, producer and worker bee at Mountain Home Music, and the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the IBMA. He’s also a dedicated husband and father, and when we spoke on Tuesday, […]