• IBMA Awards nominations live online

    This evening, the International Bluegrass Music Association will announce the nominees for their 2013 awards at a 6:00 p.m. (EDT) press conference in Nashville. The press conference, and the concert to follow, will be available as a live video stream from

  • Wide Open Bluegrass takes to the streets

    Perhaps the biggest change for World of Bluegrass in Raleigh for 2013 is the city's scheduling of a major downtown street fair to coincide with the weekend Wide Open Bluegras Festival during IBMA week. Wide Open Bluegrass is a ticketed event,

  • IBMA Songwriter Showcase writers announced

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the writers invited to showcase new songs during the 2013 World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC this September. Participants for this annual event are chosen from among entires submitted to the organization each

  • Noam Pikelny to deliver World of Bluegrass Keynote

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Noam Pikelny, banjo player with Punch Brothers and successful solo artist, will deliver the Keynote Address to the membership during the 2013 World of Bluegrass convention in September. Noam will give his thoughts

  • 2013 IBMA invited showcase acts

    Though the information has been swirling for weeks on Facebook and Twitter, the International Bluegrass Music Association has officially announced the artists invited to showcase during the 2013 World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC. Artists were notified several weeks ago,

  • Camping at World of Bluegrass 2013

    During our second visit to Raleigh, NC to examine facilities for the 2013 World of Bluegrass convention in late September, we took the occasion to visit the camping facilities available during the International Bluegrass Music Association's signature event. The campground

  • IBMA releases further WOB 2013 details

    At a press conference this afternoon in Raleigh, NC, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced PNC Bank as the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Wide Open Bluegrass festival. This two-day event, running September 27-28 and formerly known as Bluegrass Fan