World of Bluegrass 2018: Save the Dates!

September 25-29


2018 Reference List Now Open for Submissions

Use this form to submit recorded projects you would like IBMA voters to consider when they fill out their first-round write-in ballots April 16-27, 2018.

Apply Now for Kids on Bluegrass!

Are you someone under 17 who plays bluegrass and wants to take part in our Kids On Bluegrass program? Applications are open through April 1st, 2018. More than a workshop or “academy” experience, the program’s goals are to provide guidance, and to foster a fun atmosphere for producing, performing, promoting, and even emceeing a professional bluegrass music show.  Kids on Bluegrass plays two separate sets at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.
call for proposals - WOB sessions workshops and panels

Call for Proposals: WOB Sessions

The IBMA invites our members and industry professionals to contribute proposals for conference sessions and workshops for World of Bluegrass 2018. Business Conference session proposals will address current music industry concerns that would engage one or more of the IBMA’s constituencies. Wide Open Festival proposals, by contrast, are typically fan-oriented and will engage audiences in bluegrass history, culture, playing techniques, demonstrations, etc. This is a powerful platform to...

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