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IBMA Announces Fleck & Washburn for 2017 Awards Show Hosts

16-time Grammy-winning banjoist Bela Fleck and old-time-meets-Far-East banjoist Abigail Washburn will host the IBMA's 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for September 28 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

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It's the biggest week in bluegrass! The Business Conference, the Bluegrass Ramble, the Awards Show, and Wide Open Bluegrass bring together bluegrass stars and emerging artists, bluegrass fans, and bluegrass professionals from around the globe. September 26-30 in Raleigh, NC. Do not miss it!
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You must be a professional member in good standing by July 18 to receive a ballot in the final round of voting for the 2017 IBMA Awards. Join or renew today! Ballots go out August 1st.

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WOB Main Stage Fest Sampler #2

Videos from World of Bluegrass and IBMA Fan Fest over the years. 2016 Wide Open Main Stage: the Del McCoury Band has the audience in the palm of their hands!