• IBMA announces new award for audio engineering

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the creation of a new award to be given each year as a part of their Special Awards ceremony. These are their non-performer awards given to people in the industry who contribute behind the

  • IBMA announces 2018 Leadership Bluegrass class

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2018 class for their annual Leadership Bluegrass. Candidates are chosen each year in a competitive process to select future leaders in the bluegrass world, who meet together for three days of intensive learning

  • IBMA and Bluegrass Foundation now merged

    The proposed merger between the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Foundation for Bluegrass Music, announced during the World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh this summer, has now been finalized. The IBMA will continue operating under the same name, while

  • Foundation for Bluegrass Music Grants Due December 1

    Applications for the 2018 grants from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music are due at the end of this month. They award between $8,000-$10,000 each year in individual grants to organizations that support educational, literary, artistic, and historic preservation projects and

  • Béla & Abby benefit shows in December

    Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn have scheduled a series of concerts for the Nashville area in mid-December to benefit a number of regionally-based organizations that they support. Billed as Circle Round Home 2, the two banjo mavens consider it as

  • Still more shots from World of Bluegrass 2017

    Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, decorated for the IBMA Awards Show - photo by Frank Baker Here is a hodgepodge of 2017 World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass images, including some shots from conferences and workshops

  • Michael Stockton’s IBMA vlog

    Michael Stockton isn't just a dobro player extraordinaire, he's also pretty good with a camera. A point and shoot camera on a homemade selfie stick, to be exact. The Flatt Lonesome slide man went around this past week's IBMA convention videoing

  • Friday photos from Wide Open Bluegrass

    Bluegrass 45 Reunion at the 2017 IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass festival - photo by Frank Baker Here's our first gallery of images from this past weekend's Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Frank Baker captured images at the Red Hat Amphitheater, inside the

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