Leadership Bluegrass Online:
Navigating the Digital Jungle

We are thrilled to announce for the first time ever the general public can experience IBMA’s highly revered Leadership Bluegrass program via a four-part professional development series.

The FREE series will be streamed live on the IBMA Facebook page Thursdays at 12pm CT and feature discussions with industry leaders and performances by international bluegrass bands.

Join us as we navigate the digital jungle and discover what is next for bluegrass music!



March 4

The Show Must Go On: Producing Events in Uncertain Times

Performance by Country Gongbang (South Korea)


March 11

The Music Modernization Act: Where Are We Today?

Performance by The Often Herd (UK)


March 18

The Business of Education:
4 Tips to Becoming More Effective & Profitable

Performance by Johnny & The Yooahoos (Germany)

March 25

The Artist’s Perspective:
Sarah Jarosz

Performance by You, Me, Everybody (New Zealand)

Why Attend

Gain the knowledge and connections to realize your business goals and become a leader in the bluegrass music industry!

Leadership Bluegrass seeks to explore bluegrass music and its place in the larger world of entertainment through:

  • Systematic study of the business of bluegrass, and the needs, problems and resources of its institutions and organizations.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of current music leaders and notable persons.
  • Encouragement of independent thinking, fresh perspectives and approaches.
  • Acquaintance with relevant issues facing bluegrass and the IBMA, from their history to future possibilities.
  • Substantive interactive sessions for the participants.

If you are interested in sponsoring Leadership Bluegrass Online: Navigating the Digital Jungle, please view our sponsorship packages and contact [email protected].

Leadership Bluegrass Alumni

Launched in 2000, Leadership Bluegrass boasts over four hundred graduates who share a professional network spanning every aspect of our music industry. View Leadership Bluegrass alumni by the year they attended.

View Alumni

Leadership Bluegrass Events

The Leadership Bluegrass experience doesn’t end in March! Alumni events take place throughout the year, including two special networking events during IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC.

  • Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Reception/Fundraiser during IBMA World of Bluegrass
  • Leadership Bluegrass Master Class during IBMA World of Bluegrass
  • Leadership Bluegrass Retreats

Alumni will receive notification of all Leadership Bluegrass events and news via email. If you are an alumni who has not received these emails, and you wish to be added to the email list, please contact the Leadership Bluegrass staff liaison at [email protected].

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