• Moving day for IBMA

    The International Bluegrass Music Association is packing up and moving across town to a new headquarters on Gallatin Road in Nashville. The association has served as the primary trade organization for the bluegrass music industry for more than 30 years, starting

  • Have a listen to Loose Strings

    As part of our effort to introduce some of the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble acts invited by the IBMA to showcase at this year's World of Bluegrass convention, we offer today a couple of videos from Loose Strings. A few of

  • Time to submit IBMA Special Awards recommendations

    The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting recommendations for their 2016 Special Awards, to be presented during their upcoming World of Bluegrass convention in September. These are designated as "special" as they are not selected by a member ballot, but

  • What IBMA Can Learn from Merlefest

    Leaders of IBMA and the city of Raleigh can breathe a little easier now that another year of MerleFest is in the books. The annual four-day roots music extravaganza in Wilkesboro, NC, was the first major music festival held in the

  • 2016 World of Bluegrass showcase artists announced

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the list of artists invited to showcase during the 2016 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. It demonstrates just how widely the selection committee interprets the scope of the bluegrass community worldwide. Chosen to

  • Darrell Brothers descend on IBMA

    As if the folks at the IBMA offices didn't have enough on their hands... The Darrell Brothers showed up at IBMA headquarters this week, expecting to sign an agreement to host this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards, and I don't think it

  • IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

    Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say

  • IBMA congratulates Leadership Bluegrass 2016

    Last week in Nashville, the International Bluegrass Music Association welcomed 26 participants in their annual Leadership Bluegrass program for an intensive, three-day program designed to help identify and nature leaders in all aspects of bluegrass music. The 26 were chosen from

  • Submit your project for IBMA Awards eligibility

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has provided an online form to submit recorded projects to be listed as eligible for voting consideration in the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Recordings released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 are qualified