IBMA Awards balloting begins next week

Next Friday, May 25, voting members of the International Bluegrass Music Association can expect to start seeing their first round ballots for the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Awards.

The winners are determined in three ballots over the course of the summer, with the awards being announced at the IBMA Awards show on October 4 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Voting membership is limited to people who work professionally in bluegrass music, on either a full or part time basis.

The balloting breaks down as follows, as per the IBMA site:

(Determine candidates)
Mailed by May 25
Return ballots due on June 15

(Determine Nominees)
Mailed by July 9
Return ballots due on August 1

(Determine Recipients)
Mailed by August 17
Return ballots due on September 7

Advance ticket sales for the Awards Show will begin on May 21, with IBMA members having access to priority seating.

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