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 […]


New members elected to IBMA Board

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association meets next week in Nashville, three new Directors will be seated. They were elected in a special election to fill the seats of Board members who resigned late last year. Chosen by the members […]


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 […]


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 […]