Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

IBMA Board Band at The Station Inn

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In what is becoming a tradition during the annual Board of Directors meeting for the International Bluegrass Music Association, a performance has been scheduled for Sunday, June 5 by the official IBMA Board Band at Nashville’s Station Inn. Composed entirely of IBMA Directors, the band will […]


Moving day for IBMA

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting in Owensboro, KY and in […]


Curly Strings takes first at EWOB ’16

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

This report on last weekend’s 2016 EWOB festival in Europe is a contribution from Jos van der Lelie, host of the All Around Bluegrass and Master’s Garden programs on The Bluegrass Mix. At the annual European World Of Bluegrass festival in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, Curly Strings of […]


Calling all youth bands – to Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The IBMA Youth Council is on the hunt for ten young bands to showcase at their Youth Stage during this year’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Festivities will run September 30 and October 1 and a special outdoor stage will be provided for young […]


Time to submit IBMA Special Awards recommendations

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting recommendations for their 2016 Special Awards, to be presented during their upcoming World of Bluegrass convention in September. These are designated as “special” as they are not selected by a member ballot, but chosen by a committee set […]


2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to showcase this year […]


IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say they might boycott this […]


Dixie & Tom T. Hall: A Homegrown Love Story

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hard at work preparing a new exhibit that traces the lives of legendary country and bluegrass songwriters, Tom T. and Dixie Hall. Tom T. had a successful career as a country singer as well, while Miss Dixie was more […]


The Winding Stream .. at the Carter Family Fold

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Carter Family Fold along A.P. Carter Highway, north of Hiltons, Virginia, will present a special screening of Beth Harrington’s documentary The Winding Stream on this coming Sunday, April 10, 2016. The extremely enchanting film depicts the life and music of A.P., Sara and Maybelle […]


Grassers score big win at the ACMs

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

While Chris Stapleton, former guitarist and lead singer for The Steeldrivers, continued his march through the country music institutions last night in Las Vegas, his dominance at the Academy of Country Music awards last night also included spots for several of his bluegrass buddies. The 2016 […]