IBMA Songwriter Showcase applications now open

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is accepting applications through the end of this month for their World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. It is hosted each year during the organization’s annual convention, and will be held on Thursday, September 29 in Raleigh, NC. Ten songwriters (or songwriting teams) […]


IBMA announces new hires

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of two new staff members in their Nashville office. Leah James has come aboard as Director of Member Services, and Shannon Wayne Turner as Director of Communication and Development. This completes the full-time staff for new Executive […]


IBMA announces Leadership Bluegrass class for 2016

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2016 class for their annual Leadership Bluegrass workshop. Roughly two dozen members of the bluegrass industry are chosen each year to attend a three-day seminar in Nashville designed to help develop leaders in the business side of our […]


Bluegrass Ramble Showcase applications open for 2016

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting applications from bands/artists interested in being considered for inclusion in the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass. Selected acts will be featured in two high-profile performance spots during IBMA week in Raleigh (September 27-29), and will receive additional […]


Darrell Brothers to host the IBMA Awards?

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

You’ve got to have some sympathy for the poor old International Bluegrass Music Association. On Sunday, their Facebook page was hacked (now back under their control), and they woke up this morning to find that The Darrell Brothers have started a petition asking that they […]


IBMA Facebook page hacked

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The official Facebook page of the International Bluegrass Music Association has been maliciously hacked. Someone commandeered the account on Sunday and has removed administrator access for the IBMA staff. In short, the organization is now unable to manage the account, and until they can resolve this […]


SOIMF and JDMC support Leadership Bluegrass

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the generosity of attendees at the Fall 2015 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the kind folks at Janet Davis Acoustic Music, Joe Mullins sent a check this week to the IBMA for $2,000 in support of the organization’s Leadership Bluegrass program. Janet […]


Leadership Bluegrass deadline this week

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Applications for the IBMA’s Leadership Bluegrass program in 2016 are due this Sunday, November 15. The annual, three-day seminar will be held in Nashville from March 21-23, 2016. It’s purpose is to familiarize participants with relevant issues facing the music business community, through interaction with a […]


World of Bluegrass 2015 numbers released

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ask anyone who attended the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh how it went, and the first thing out of their mouth is likely to be about the rain. And, oh my, did it rain! The third such event hosted by the International Bluegrass Music […]


Final 2015 World of Bluegrass shots

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

And one last gallery of Wide Open Bluegrass images from Todd Powers.