Each year, 25 applicants are selected to gather in Nashville, TN, for three days of panels, presentations, and teamwork to better understand the current industry landscape and foster leadership in the bluegrass community. Professionals from all aspects of the music industry are encouraged to apply.
Leadership Bluegrass seeks to explore bluegrass music and its place in the larger world of entertainment through:
In place of an in-person program in 2021, we released a four-part professional development series, Navigating the Digital Jungle, hosted on Facebook Live. Each week featured professional insights on a relevant topic PLUS a performance by an international bluegrass band.
Performances by Country Gongbang (Korea), The Often Herd (UK), Johnny & The Yooahoos (Germany), You, Me, Everybody (New Zealand).
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.
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.
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].