Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

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, […]


Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Acts named for 2015

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the invited showcase acts for the 2015 World of Bluegrass, held in Raleigh, NC (September 29 – October 2). These artists and bands were selected by a panel of music experts, and will perform at various time during […]


Position available with IBMA

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association in Nashville is looking for a Member Services Manager/Bookkeeper. If you are looking for an opening in the exciting business of bluegrass music, this could be your chance. The organization requests that responses in the form of a resume with cover letter […]


Baucom to go into Blue Ridge Music HoF

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame in Wilkesboro, NC has announced the inductees for their 2015 class, and it includes bluegrass greats Terry Baucom, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and The Lewis Family. Also chosen for this year are songwriter Si Kahn, country artist Ronnie Milsap, […]


IBMA Board Band to perform in May

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of us know that the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association is largely made up of bluegrass musicians, but how often do we get a chance to see them play? Well anyone who’s in Nashville on May 11 will have an opportunity […]


Bluegrass Museum secures final funding for IBMC

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

At a press conference earlier this afternoon in Owensboro, KY, Governor Steve Beshear committed the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide the necessary funds to complete the new International Bluegrass Music Center overlooking the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro. The center will serve as the new home […]


EBMA announces new Board of Directors

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Bluegrass Music Association has selected several new members for their Board of Directors. At their annual meeting at the Munich Bluegrass Festival earlier this month, four current members left the Board: Angelika Torrie, Rienk Janssen, Petr Brandejs and Christopher Howard-Williams. Their departures were anticipated, but […]