Category: Bluegrass Asociations News

IBMA announces 2014 showcase artists

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the invited showcase artists who will perform on their late night Bluegrass Ramble stages, and at various other events during World of Bluegrass and the Wide Open Bluegrass festival (September 30 – October 4) in Raleigh, NC. IBMA […]


Music Director hired for Blue Ridge Music Center

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

For residents and travelers in the western parts of Virginia and North Carolina, and east Tennessee, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a landmark of  many years’ duration. The road runs more than 450 miles through the Appalachian Mountains, through both the Blue Ridge and Great […]


Nominations sought for Americana Honors & Awards

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Americana Music Association is inviting members to submit nominations for the the 2014 Americana Honors & Awards, which will be announced during their Americana Music Festival & Conference (9/17-21) in Nashville. Categories include best album, song, artist, emerging artist, instrumentalist and duo/group of the year. Only AMA […]


Changes for WOB 2014

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced some changes for the 2014 World of Bluegrass events. This will be second year in their new location of Raleigh, NC, running from September 30 through October 4. Over those five days, IBMA will host their three-day business […]


It’s All About The Hat at Folk Alliance

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobi sent along this whimsical video showing what really counts at the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, MO.  


Final SPBGMA 2014 video report

| February 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with his final report from SPBGMA 2014, including a stop at the Bluegrass Bus Museum for a demonstration of the Bill Monroe whirligig.  


High Fidelity wins 2014 SPBGMA band competition

| February 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

During this past weekend’s SPBGMA convention in Nashville, High Fidelity was named the winner of their annual International Band Championship. The band consists of Corrina Rose Logston on fiddle, Jeremy Stephens on guitar, Kurt Stephenson on banjo, Vickie Vaughn on bass, and Daniel Amick on mandolin. Corrina, […]


2014 SPBGMA award winners

| February 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass of America were announced this evening in Nashville as the Grand Finale of their 31st annual National Convention. Hosts Rarely Herd oversaw trophy distribution in 23 categories amidst performances from several of the nominees. […]


Winners in the 2014 Northern California Bluegrass Awards

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past weekend the Northern California Bluegrass Awards were held in Redwood City, CA. These honors are distributed annually by the Northern California Bluegrass Society during their Bluegrass On Broadway festival. Bluegrass traditionalists Bean Creek were the big winners, taking the Best Bluegrass Band award, with […]


Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2014

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2014 class for their Leadership Bluegrass program. Each year IBMA selects roughly two dozen people from within the bluegrass industry to their three-day event, designed to foster networking and mentoring for future leaders in the bluegrass world. […]