The International Bluegrass Music Association has today announced the artists who will be invited to showcase during the 2023 World of Bluegrass convention, as part of the annual Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC. Each act selected will have the opportunity
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Changes coming for World of Bluegrass in Raleigh?
Rendering of proposed convention center and amphitheater in downtown Raleigh At a press conference yesterday, officials with the Raleigh Convention Center, current home for the IBMA's annual World of Bluegrass convention, and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced
Multiple World of Bluegrass applications open for 2023
The International Bluegrass Music Association has opened the application process for participation in two big parts of their annual World of Bluegrass convention, held September 26-30 in Raleigh, NC. The Kids on Bluegrass program is an opportunity for young pickers and
Turtle on a Fence Post – 2022 Bluegrass Awards show reflections from Mike Fiorito
The sun sets on the 2022 World of Bluegrass - photo © Frank Baker As the 2022 IBMA Awards and live performances kicked off, Hurricane Ian began its approach on the West Coast of Florida, eventually smashing into Fort Myers. The
Notes from World of Bluegrass 2022
John McEuen accepts a Distinguished Achievement Award from Jerry Douglas at WOB 2022 - photo © Frank Baker Another World of Bluegrass is in the books, the 10th held in Raleigh so far. For the second time in IBMA's visits to Raleigh,
Friday World of Bluegrass photos from Jeromie Stephens
Jeromie Stephens captured a wide variety of images from the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday at World of Bluegrass 2022, which we are happy to share here.
Thursday afternoon photos from World of Bluegrass 2022
Bill Evans records the audience singing Happy Birthday to Dan Crary during his Distinguished Achievement Award presentation - photo © Jeromie Stephens
2022 IBMA Bluegrass Award winners
Tonight's IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards was held tonight at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh, NC. Both nominees and winners were chosen by the professional voting membership of the IBMA. And the winners are... Mandolin Player of the Year -
Photos from the IBMA Industry Awards luncheon
California Bluegrass Reunion at the 2022 IBMA Industry Awards luncheon - photo © Frank Baker
2022 IBMA Industry Award winners and Distinguished Achievement Awards
Bill Evans presents a Distinguished Achievement Award to Dan Crary (9/29/22) - photo © Frank Baker IBMA's annual Industry Awards luncheon, sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association, brought together some of the best and the brightest in the bluegrass music industry.