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 […]


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 […]