Mission Statement

The IBMA is the non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrass professionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrass community worldwide.


Our Values

These values guide how the IBMA conducts our affairs in business and with the public:

Accessibility & Cooperation
Honoring Tradition & Encouraging Innovation
Diversity & Inclusiveness

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IBMA Policies

Anti-Harrassment Policy

Directors | Staff | Committees

The IBMA is a member-led organization. Our Board of Directors is elected by professional members. Volunteer committees make possible a large percentage of IBMA’s annual programs. The IBMA office, in Nashville, TN, has a staff of five which implements the directives of the Board.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The DEI Committee was formed as a standing committee by the IBMA Board in 2022 with the purpose of creating a safe space for honest and open conversations, to raise issues and areas for improvement, and to develop action plans to increase diversity in our organization.



View and download the IBMA’s financial reports, board meeting minutes, bylaws and other business documents.

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Learn the real-world music business at IBMA! Our interns contribute to essential operations.

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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

The IBMA has earned both reach (93k+ followers on socials, 30k+ email subscribers) and good standing in the bluegrass community. Our annual IBMA World of Bluegrass festival drew over 220,000 visitors in 2019. Partner with us to connect with a demographic that is loyal, tapped in, and motivated to support the businesses that support bluegrass.

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Contact us during regular business hours.

Phone: 615.256.3222
Toll-free: 888.438.4262
Email: [email protected]

4206 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37206

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