The international bluegrass music community, the I in IBMA, will, as usual, have a very strong presence during the World of Bluegrass week in the Nashville Convention Center (NCC) this coming week (9/26-10/1).
The European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA) will have a booth in the exhibition hall from Tuesday to Thursday and, as usual, they will host a number of after hours showcase performances.
Monogram, the much heralded Czech band and the April Verch Band (Canada) will play official IBMA showcases on Wednesday evening (9/28).
Among the after hours showcases is a Foreign Affairs program with bluegrass music from all over the world. The program includes showcases on both Tuesday (9/27) and Wednesday (9/28) night commencing at 10:00 p.m. (CDT). Each takes place in NCC room # 109 and is jointly sponsored by the EBMA and Nechville Musical Products.
Earlier on the Wednesday (9/28) evening – 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – is a Worldwide Bluegrass Get-Together jointly hosted by Greg Cahill and Tom Nechville. The informal Meet & Greet & Jam also takes place in NCC room #109.
Additionally, two Canadian bands, The Spinney Brothers and Tiller’s Folly, will each play a set during FanFest (Friday 9/30 to Sunday 2/10).