Tonight’s the night! The bluegrass world will be putting its best foot forward at the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC.
The entire show will be streamed live online, starting with red carpet interviews at 5:30 (EDT) this afternoon. Katy Daley of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will talk to the nominees and sundry bluegrass celebrities as they stroll down the carpet.
Then at 7:30, the curtain goes up for the big show. There will be performances from The Boxcars, Clair Lynch, The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, The Del McCoury, Blue Highway, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Dailey & Vincent, The Spinney Brothers, Jerry Douglas, and Lee Ann Womack. The still-living members of the original Seldom Scene will also perform following their induction into the Hall of Fame.
And of course, the presentation of the various awards for 2014.
Tonight’s live video stream can be accessed online at the main IBMA site. We’ll have a direct link up here as well.