2013 Conference Schedule

Programming for the Business Conference offers professional development tracks for all interests in bluegrass. Whether you are just getting started in the bluegrass industry or are a seasoned veteran of the genre, IBMA's conference sessions will help you learn new skills, demonstrate new ways of doing business and provide plenty of opportunities for networking!

This is a perfect opportunity to meet new people, build relationships, and get new ideas that support your professional goals in the music industry.

             


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10 a.m.-8p.m.   Registration Open
Noon   Orientation for Attendees
1-2:30 p.m.  

SEMINARS:

Grant Writing Workshop
Creating a Business Model for Your Bluegrass Venture
Recruiting & Maintaining Volunteers for Associations & Events

2:30-3:30 p.m.   Membership Constituency Meetings
4-5:30 p.m.   Pre-Bluegrass Ramble hors d'oeuvres & Keynote Reception, sponsored by Raleigh Convention Center
6 p.m.-2 a.m.   Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club, Raleigh Convention Center

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8 a.m.-9 p.m.   Registration Open
9-10 a.m.   Story Telling Sessions with COD breakfast: North Carolina's Roots Music Heritage
10:30 a.m.-Noon  

SEMINARS

Writing For, Pitching To, or Building an E-Media Empire
Bluegrass Radio Today
Performing Gigs & Festivals Abroad

Noon-2 p.m.   Showcase Lunch & Momentum Awards
3-4:30 p.m.  

SEMINARS

Women in Bluegrass: Pretty Good for a Girl
Grant Writing part 2
The Bluegrass Merch Table

3-6 p.m.   Artist Showcases (Convention Center)
6-7:30 p.m.   Receptions (DJ & Artists, Agents, & Talent Buyers)
6 p.m.-2 a.m.   Bluegrass Rambling Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club, Raleigh Convention Center

Thursday, September 26, 2013

9:00-10:00 am   Storytelling Session
9:00-10:30 am  

Professional Development Sessions

Business Models for Luthiers
Negotiating Contracts for Bands
Connecting with Audiences for Events and Associations

11:00 am-1:00 pm   Special Awards Luncheon
1:00-5:00 pm   Music Expo Open
2:00-3:30  

Professional Development Sessions

How to Start a Band and Make It Work 
Digital Media Trends
Music Publishing & Copyright for Songwriters

2:00-3:00 pm   Song Demo Listening Sessions
2:00-3:00 pm   Gig Fair
3:00-4:00 pm   Songwriter Showcase
7:30-10:00 pm   International Bluegrass Music Awards - Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - separate ticket required
10:00 pm-2:00 am   Official Artist Showcases
     - Taking place at Raleigh Convention Center stage: 4th floor ballroom, The Architect, Kings, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Longview Center, Lincoln Theatre.

Friday, September 27, 2013

10:00-11:00 am   Town Hall Membership Meeting
10:00 am-7:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage open
Noon - 1:30 pm  

Professional Development Seminars

Best Practices: PR & Publicity
Getting the Most Out of an Interview - for Artists
Instrument "Tasting"

Noon-11:00 pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fair
2:00 pm - 11 pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Red Hat Amphitheater stage open
Noon - 6:00 pm   Workshop stage open
10:00 pm-2:00 am   Official Artist Showcases
     - Taking place at Raleigh Convention Center stage: 4th floor ballroom, The Architect, Kings, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Longview Center, Lincoln Theatre.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

9:00am-11:00pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fair
10:00 am-7:00pm   Exhibit Hall open
10:00 am - 4:00 pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage open
Noon   North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship - judging
Noon-1:30pm  

Professional Development Seminars

Staying Healthy on the Road
Call Backs and Bookings: How to Get Both
Trends in Bluegrass Education

2:00pm-11:00pm   Wide Open Bluegrass Red Hat Amphitheater stage open
10:00 pm-2:00 am   Official Artist Showcases
     - Taking place at Raleigh Convention Center stage: 4th floor ballroom, The Architect, Kings, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Longview Center, Lincoln Theatre.

 

ALL TIMES AND TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
All times are US EASTERN.
** Separate ticketing required for certain functions