International Bluegrass Music Association Announces Incoming 2018 Leadership Bluegrass Class
NASHVILLE, TENN. (December 19, 2018) – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the 2018 class of Leadership Bluegrass, an intensive three-day program of advanced-level interactive learning experiences designed to build commitment, motivate talents and instill enthusiasm for addressing the future of the bluegrass music industry. This will be its 19th year since its inception in 2000.
Leadership Bluegrass boasts more than 400 alums and each year approximately 25 individuals are invited to take part.
The members of the class of 2018 are: (name/affiliation/hometown)
Greg Blake Music, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Overland Park, KS
Patricia Ann Eaves
Eastern Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
Landon Elmore Design & Marketing
Lost Buffalo Artists
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Silver Spring, MD
Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association
Artist, Booking Agent
International Bluegrass Music Museum
Charm City Bluegrass, The Bluegrass Marketer
Bluegrass Country Foundation
Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc.
The Lonely Heartstring Band
Central Texas Bluegrass Association
Round Rock, TX
Kim Robins and 40 Years Late
Born In The Mountain
Mount Airy, NC
The Carolina PineCones
Leadership Bluegrass 2018 takes place March 5-7 at BMI in Nashville. The course will be facilitated by Trisha Tubbs for the seventh consecutive year. Leadership Bluegrass is made possible through the generous support of its Platinum Sponsors, including BMI, the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, Williams Mullen, and the Wintergrass Music Festival (Acoustic Sound).