Press Releases - World of Bluegrass - 2013

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World of Bluegrass 2013 Attended by 146,000+ in Raleigh, NC September 24-28

IBMA's World of Bluegrass Generated $10 Million in Direct Visitor Spending and $5 Million in Media Value


Thanks to our sponsors and attendees, this was possible.

Who's Feeling Young Now?: IBMA Youth Council jams and gels at WOB '13

World of Bluegrass 2013 brought about many new changes for the International Bluegrass Music Association. The new city of Raleigh, and the addition of the free Street Festival aligned with the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival gave an extra appeal to those who don't normally attend World of Bluegrass events. 

But let's get down to the fun part, the cool part: the YOUTH!

All week, the "Who's Feeling Young Now" room (taken from a popular Punch Brothers' song) was open for kids and youth to gather, jam, and hang out.