Bluegrass Today at IBMA

Brance and I are on our way to Nashville this morning, heading for the IBMA World Of Bluegrass Convention and trade show which kicks off today. We won’t be exhibiting during the trade show this year, and will be able to cover the event much more widely than we have the previous two years.

We’ll be attending some of the daytime seminars, as well as the official and after hours showcases, and will report on what we see and hear – with as many photos as we can get. We also will attend a number of private functions and be spending time visiting the exhibit hall. Posts will come as time and opportunity allow, throughout the days and evenings.

On Tuesday morning we will moderate a seminar on Maintaining An Effective Web Presence, and Brance will be on the panel for Wednesday afternoon’s Bluegrass Summit. Otherwise, we are free agents during the week, and other than some scheduled meetings and various and sundry business to conduct, we’ll be spending our time trying to capture the vibe of the event for the readers of Bluegrass Today.

We plan to do our live blog coverage of Thursday night’s IBMA Awards show from The Grand Ole Opry. If you’ve never followed a live blog, it entails us posting as each award is announced, so that you can follow the proceedings in real time by refreshing your web browser every few minutes to see what has transpired.

Our coverage will start shortly after 9:00 p.m. (eastern) on Thursday, with the proceedings getting under way at 9:30. Just come to Bluegrass Today Thursday evening and follow the action online.

We’ll have the final results posted on Friday morning, and you’ll be able to read the live blog coverage then as well, in true chronological order.

If anyone would like to reach us during this week, we’ll have access to our email, or you can use our contact form. We are always eager to meet with artists, record company folks, radio hosts and advertisers (current or potential) – so give us a shout if we might find a time for a brief get together.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.