Deadline today for Leadership Bluegrass

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

November 15 is the deadline to submit your application for a spot in the 2017 Leadership Bluegrass class in Nashville. The three-day program run by the International Bluegrass Music Association is designed to identify future leaders in bluegrass music, and both begin training them as such […]


World of Bluegrass 2016 numbers released

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau have released some numbers from last month’s World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC. They show strong participation by both locals and visitors to the area, with an estimated economic impact of $11.5 million […]


More from the weekend at WOB ’16

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trying to catch up on World of Bluegrass 2016 images… Here’s another gallery from Frank Baker.


Wide Open Bluegrass 2016 closes out on Saturday

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saturday at Wide Open Bluegrass 2016 was a beautiful day full of histories, great stories about the people and instruments that created and formed bluegrass and its sound, and loads of great music, and things to do throughout the town. A true highlight of the […]


Friday images from Wide Open Bluegrass ’16

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’re winding down our coverage of the 2016 World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass events, with only a few more galleries left to post. Here are Tara Linhardt’s photos and a few videos from Friday in Raleigh, NC.   Bill and the Belles at […]


More Baker photos from Wide Open Bluegrass

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s one more gallery of Frank Baker’s images from last weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass celebration in Raleigh.


Young folks at World of Bluegrass 2016

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA has done a fantastic job finding ways to include and encourage youth to come and participate at the 2016 World of Bluegrass conference and festival. There were plenty of activities for kids who play music, and for those who don’t. Since 2012 IBMA has had a […]


More photos from Wide Open Bluegrass ’16

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA’s Word of Bluegrass was a whirlwind of meetings, jams, luncheons, awards, and street fair music. Here is a taste of Friday and Saturday’s street fair with everything from a class of youngsters to a guy watching from the roof of the Marriott.


Key Changes Coming for Hall of Fame Process

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

IBMA is making some changes in the selection process of Hall of Fame inductees, one public and one done quietly behind the scenes. Starting next year, three members of the Hall of Fame will be added each year, up from two. That will help clear […]


IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass photos

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s a gallery of Frank Baker’s images from last weekend’s Wide Open Bluegrass festivities, both IBMA’s ticketed festival in Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and the city’s free, downtown, streetfest.