• What is going on with IBMA?

    Several readers have asked us on Facebook, in comments to our recent articles,  and in direct communications, to try and explain what has led to the current turmoil within the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. So here is,

  • For IBMA, Time For A Change

    It’s time for Jon Weisberger to resign as the chairman of IBMA’s board of directors. I don’t say that lightly. As a lifetime member of the organization, I’ve put $1,000 where my mouth is because I believe in bluegrass music, earn

  • Three more IBMA Board members resign

    Earlier today, At-Large representative Henri Deschamps, Treasurer Elizabeth Wightman, and Agents/Managers/Publicists representative Brian Smith resigned from the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. These came following a vote during last night's Board meeting to not accept the resignation

  • Another IBMA Board member resigns

    The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has suffered another resignation, this time that of David Smith, the newly-elected representative of the Broadcasters constituency. After just a month of service, he has written a letter to the Board

  • More changes within the IBMA Board

    The IBMA Board of Directors will have some extra work on their hands coming up. On Friday (10/31), Craig Ferguson, the Director of Planet Bluegrass, which produces the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival and RockyGrass in Colorado, resigned his position as Vice Chair

  • IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

    The 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack

  • IBMA Executive Director job description

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has approved an official job description for a new Executive Director to fill the spot soon to be vacated by Nancy Cardwell. It lists the official responsibilities of the position as currently defined. The Executive Committee of the IBMA Board

  • Final IBMA week photos

    Here's a final batch of Todd Powers' images from the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, NC. Major thanks and a tip of the cap to Todd for his great work!  

  • Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

    Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced. IBMA Chair

  • Michael Cleveland at IBMA

    During the IBMA's World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass festival, we had the chance to interview many of the top artists and songwriters in our business. Among them was Michael Cleveland, a highly-respected fiddler and bandleader, who shared some