IBMA announces 2013 Showcase Artists

World of Bluegrass 2013The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the acts invited to showcase during the 2013 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC in September.

Showcase performances will be scheduled at the Raleigh Convention Center during IBMA week (September 24-28), and at a number of nearby entertainment venues.

Each invited act will be offered two opportunities to showcase during the week. More details and a general convention schedule can be found on the IBMA web site.

The following artists have been invited for 2013:

  • Dave Adkins & Republik Steele
  • The Bankesters
  • Breaking Grass
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County
  • Kristy Cox & Calder Highway
  • Cumberland Gap Connection
  • Detour
  • Bill Evans
  • Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys
  • Front Country
  • Grasstowne
  • The Gravy Boys Band
  • Todd Grebe and Cold Country
  • Growling Old Men
  • Henhouse Prowlers
  • The Honey Dewdrops
  • Kathy Kallick Band
  • Kickin’ Grass Band
  • Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
  • Red Wine
  • Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge
  • Southern Raised
  • Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys
  • The Steel Wheels
  • The Stray Birds
  • Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
  • The Toy Hearts
  • Wildfire
  • Jeanette & Johnny Williams
  • Wood & Wire

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