Moving day for IBMA

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting in Owensboro, KY and in […]


Have a listen to Loose Strings

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

As part of our effort to introduce some of the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble acts invited by the IBMA to showcase at this year’s World of Bluegrass convention, we offer today a couple of videos from Loose Strings. A few of these invited artists will be […]


Calling all youth bands – to Wide Open Bluegrass

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The IBMA Youth Council is on the hunt for ten young bands to showcase at their Youth Stage during this year’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Festivities will run September 30 and October 1 and a special outdoor stage will be provided for young […]


Time to submit IBMA Special Awards recommendations

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting recommendations for their 2016 Special Awards, to be presented during their upcoming World of Bluegrass convention in September. These are designated as “special” as they are not selected by a member ballot, but chosen by a committee set […]


What IBMA Can Learn from Merlefest

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders of IBMA and the city of Raleigh can breathe a little easier now that another year of MerleFest is in the books. The annual four-day roots music extravaganza in Wilkesboro, NC, was the first major music festival held in the state since the controversial […]


2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to showcase this year […]


Darrell Brothers descend on IBMA

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

As if the folks at the IBMA offices didn’t have enough on their hands… The Darrell Brothers showed up at IBMA headquarters this week, expecting to sign an agreement to host this year’s International Bluegrass Music Awards, and I don’t think it went the way anyone […]


IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say they might boycott this […]


IBMA congratulates Leadership Bluegrass 2016

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week in Nashville, the International Bluegrass Music Association welcomed 26 participants in their annual Leadership Bluegrass program for an intensive, three-day program designed to help identify and nature leaders in all aspects of bluegrass music. The 26 were chosen from more than 60 applicants […]


Submit your project for IBMA Awards eligibility

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has provided an online form to submit recorded projects to be listed as eligible for voting consideration in the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Recordings released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 are qualified for this year’s awards. […]