Since its inception in 1985, IBMA has been working hard to serve the bluegrass community and spread the genre worldwide. From the beginning, our members have made this possible by running our programs such as Leadership Bluegrass, the IBMA Trust Fund, and IBMA World of Bluegrass!

None of these programs are possible without our members.

That is why our membership drive is returning in February 2024 so that everyone can Catch the Bluegrass Wave!

Last February, we added over 100 new members over the course of the month, and we can’t wait to see how many people Catch the Bluegrass Wave this year!


Member Reflection



As a member, YOU are the IBMA.

Join us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube pages during the month of February to see special videos from a lot of familiar faces. Those familiar faces are all current members of the IBMA and they will be sharing all kinds of stories about why being a member is important to them and some of their favorite memories.

More About Membership

Why should you join today?


As an IBMA member, you are joining a community of bluegrass professionals from every aspect of the industry and enthusiasts from all over the world. Your membership shows your commitment to the growth and development of bluegrass music. In return, members enjoy an array of benefits, discounts, resources, and networking opportunities!

Some member benefits include:

  • Member-first access to ticket sales and hotel reservations for our annual IBMA World of Bluegrass along with a discounted ticket rate.
  • Access to our Membership Directory.
  • Exclusive access to our Radio Program Contact List.
  • Access to free and discounted professional services

Want to learn more?

Call or email our Member Services Director, Amy Beth Hale at 615-256-3222 or [email protected]

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