• IBMA 2005 cumulative figures

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has released the final attendance figures for last month's week long convention, the IBMA's first to be held in Nashville, TN. Dan Hays, IBMA Executive Director, reports that the cumulative attendance over the course of the

  • IBMM Fan Feast big success

    We just heard from Mike Lawing with the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. Mike was passing along some details about the reprise of the IBMM Fan Feast during IBMA week in Nashville. This event was a fundraiser to

  • Phil Leadbetter says “Thank You”

    Most of you who are IBMA members probably received this via email a day or two ago, but we felt it was worth publishing here. To the IBMA, I would like to thank you for the two awards that I received

  • Instruments stolen at IBMA (?) recovered

    We just received this note from Casey Henry: The Nashville Metro Police department has recovered two stolen instruments. A banjo and a mandolin. If anyone wants to claim them they should contact Detective Mavity at 615-862-7611. The Nashville police must be somewhat

  • IBMA attendance numbers

    We had a brief discussion on Sunday with IBMA Executive Director Dan Hays about attendance at this past week's events in Nashville. As always, Dan was careful not to be too specific since final numbers aren't all in, but early

  • IBMA 2005 in retrospect

    WARNING: Inside baseball follows. If you aren't an IBMA member or don't work in the business in some capacity, much of this lengthy post may not hold much interest for you. IBMA 2005 is now over. Most of us are home

  • IBMA Awards on the BBC

    The recent IBMA Awards have been covered in the mainstream press here in the US, and we have posted links to a few stories that we found. This morning, we found one on the BBC News web site, originally posted

  • Last day at IBMA

    Well, it's Sunday morning, and Brance and I will be headed back home sometime today. We still have a great many photos to pore through, and get the best of them up on the site, but we have to tear

  • Friday Night Fan Fest Report

    The Business Conference portion of the IBMA World Of Bluegrass is over and we are firmly into the Fan Fest. I'm pretty tired from a full week of activities, but I did make it out to several of the shows