• Is IBMA Heading for North Carolina? (updated)

    Is IBMA’s World of Bluegrass moving from Nashville to Raleigh, NC? There are reports circulating that the weeklong conference and Fan Fest will be held in Raleigh in 2013. Those reports appear premature, but an announcement is imminent. Nancy Cardwell, IBMA’s acting

  • More Red Ink for IBMA

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles examining the International Bluegrass Music Association's finances. IBMA’s expenses exceeded revenues for the sixth straight year in 2011, according to a statement of financial condition the group released Tuesday.

  • IBMA Chief Pledges Focus on Finances

    IBMA President and Chairman of the Board Stan Zdonik says improving IBMA’s financial health “will be the driving criterion” behind all decisions by the group’s board of directors “until we are again running in the black.” Zdonik’s comments came in a

  • IBMA at the Crossroads

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional articles about the future of IBMA. This story contains many more numbers than the one-four-five usually associated with bluegrass, and a more serious approach than we usually take at