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.
These values guide how the IBMA conducts our affairs in business and with the public:
Accessibility & Cooperation
Honoring Tradition & Encouraging Innovation
Diversity & Inclusiveness
The power of this organization is our members. Together we create opportunity, including these milestones:
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 four which implements the directives of the Board.
The IBMA has earned both reach (93k+ followers on socials, 30k+ email subscribers) and good standing in the bluegrass community. Our annual World of Bluegrass festival drew over 220,000 visitors in 2017. Partner with us to connect with a demographic that is loyal, tapped in, and motivated to support the businesses that support bluegrass.