• IBMA Special Awards Luncheon Ends Early!

    IBMA members gathered for a well-produced Special Awards Luncheon on Thursday afternoon. Infamously known for running long, the luncheon was executed smoothly and efficiently. Jon Weisberger even noted in his closing remarks that this was the first Special Awards Luncheon

  • Rock Hearts for Tony Rice

    Thanks to Becky Johnson, longtime bluegrass fan, photographer and radio personality, who has hatched a beautiful plan for World of Bluegrass attendees to pay respect to our newest member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, Tony Rice. Regular readers of

  • The Bluegrass Ramble Kicks Off In Raleigh

    The late night showcases have always been a staple of IBMA's World of Bluegrass Business Conference. This year, the late night showcases have gone through a bit of change. Under the name "Bluegrass Ramble," the showcases have been moved from

  • 2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners

    Earlier this afternoon here in Raleigh, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2013 Momentum Award. This honor, which debuted during last year's convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages

  • Weisberger Elected IBMA Chairman

    Veteran songwriter and bass player Jon Weisberger was elected chairman of IBMA’s board of directors today, as the World of Bluegrass conference got underway in Raleigh, N.C. Weisberger, who had been co-chairman, replaces Stan Zdonik, who was chairman for three years

  • For IBMA, New Venue, New Leadership

    IBMA will kick off its first World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh with new leadership. A new chairman will be elected by the board of directors Tuesday morning, the first full day of conference activities. While other candidates will be discussed,

  • Check out Seeds of Grass during WOB

    For everyone in Raleigh this week for the World of Bluegrass Convention, IBMA Awards show, or Wide Open Bluegrass, be sure to save some time for a stroll down Fayetteville Street to the City of Raleigh Museum, just a few

  • Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass

    It's bluegrass time in Raleigh, NC! People are starting to arrive for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass, even though nothing starts officially until Tuesday morning. We are setting up our press room now on the lobby floor of the Convention Center,