Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

2015 SPBGMA Award nominees announced

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The nominees have been announced for the 41st annual Bluegrass Music Awards by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music for America. Winners will be selected by a vote occurring during the SPBGMA convention in Nashville, February 5-8, and announced during an awards show starting […]


Bluegrass Ramble submissions open today

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has opened the submission process for artists wishing to apply for a chance to appear as part of the Bluegrass Ramble showcase performances during the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention this Fall in Raleigh, NC. As many as 30 artists/bands will […]


Foundation For Bluegrass Music announces 2015 grants

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Foundation For Bluegrass Music, a non-profit (501c3) organization supporting educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation efforts in bluegrass, has announced their grants for 2015. $2,000 funding grants will be made this year to the following entities: Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM inc.) in Independence, VA – JAM […]


Gabrielle Gray departs as IBMM Director

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

IBMA isn’t the only international bluegrass organization looking for an Executive Director. The IBMM, (International Bluegrass Music Museum), located in Owensboro, KY, is also on the hunt. It was announced yesterday afternoon that Gabrielle Gray, who has served in that position for the past 12 […]


An Interview with Jon Weisberger

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it’s extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent resignation of Executive Director Nancy Cardwell, and the dustup between a […]


SMBMA meeting photos

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association held its December meeting at the Kentuckians of Michigan Friday evening. Members had a jam session after the business meeting. New County Grass from Michigan provided the evening’s stage show. Certificates were presented to our organizational members, the Kentuckians […]


2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday night (11/22) at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, winners were announced for the 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. These awards are organized and distributed by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, whose members, and members of other affiliated bluegrass clubs, select nominees and winners […]


IBMA Board Statement

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following statement has just been delivered to the membership of the IBMA from its Board of Directors. November 24, 2014 Over the weeks since the Board meeting that began another great World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, our Board has spent a lot of time […]


What is going on with IBMA?

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Several readers have asked us on Facebook, in comments to our recent articles,  and in direct communications, to try and explain what has led to the current turmoil within the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. So here is, to the best of […]


Three more IBMA Board members resign

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier today, At-Large representative Henri Deschamps, Treasurer Elizabeth Wightman, and Agents/Managers/Publicists representative Brian Smith resigned from the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. These came following a vote during last night’s Board meeting to not accept the resignation of Chair Jon Weisberger, who […]