IBMA Awards nominees on SiriusXM

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has just been announced that the nominees for the 26th Annual International Bluegras Music Awards will be revealed on Wednesday, August 12 during a special live broadcast on SiriusXM channel 61, Bluegrass Junction. The show will air from 11:00 a.m. to noon (EDT). The Gibson […]


IBMA requesting Momentum Awards nominees

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again, folks. Time for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual request for help in selecting nominees for their 2015 Momentum Awards. This is their series of special awards to honor new artists and business people in the bluegrass world, and give them a […]


Commentary: Why IBMA Matters

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

As regular readers of Bluegrass Today may remember, I am not always full of praise when I write about IBMA, some of its actions and some of its leaders. But I don’t think resigning from the organization or deciding not to attend World of Bluegrass […]


Gibson Brothers to host 2015 IBMA Awards Show

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced The Gibson Brothers as hosts for the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards program. The awards show will be held on October 1 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. This show, presented as […]


Precious Memories: 40 Years Inside Bluegrass at Raleigh City Museum

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In just over two months, we’ll all be packing up for the trip down to Raleigh for the 2015 World Of Bluegrass. For those of us who spend a solid week there each year, that’s nerve-wracking reminder of how little time we have yet to […]


Kids on Bluegrass headed for France

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Kids On Bluegrass is a program where talented teens and youngsters are highlighted during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass each year. Special bluegrass kids are identified from around the country, and formed into a band to both entertain attendees and highlight the fun of picking’ and […]


On This Day #42 – IBMA

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On this Day …. On Monday June 24, 1985, a group of interested individuals gathered in the board-room of BMI’s Nashville headquarters for two days of discussion to explore the possibilities of forming a trade organisation in support of bluegrass music. Initiated by Lance LeRoy, […]


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 […]


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 […]