Press Releases - World of Bluegrass - 2016

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IBMA Announces Additional Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Main Stage

June 27, 2016


Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Added to Friday Night Lineup

Alice Gerrard Joins Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as Special Guest on Friday

Symphony of the Mountains Join Kruger Brothers as Special Guests on Saturday


All Performances Take Place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1


IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference to Include Health Fair Free Eye Exams and Eyewear, Custom Ear Plugs, and Free Dental Cleanings and Exams Offered to Attendees of September 27-29 Event at Raleigh Convention Center

September 20, 2016

Music industry nonprofits MusiCares and Sight & Sound have partnered with Smile Mobile Dental, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses and Audibel


IBMA Announces First Round of Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Main Stage Performers

May 24, 2016 


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Del McCoury Band, Soggy Bottom Boys, Earls of Leicester, Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, John Cowan, Greensky Bluegrass Among the Performers


PNC returns as Wide Open Bluegrass presenting sponsor for fourth consecutive year


Chiesi USA, Inc. Continues World of Bluegrass Sponsorship Through 2018

August 23, 2016


Chiesi USA, Inc. has extended its sponsorship of World of Bluegrass through 2018. The event, staged by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA,) takes place September 27 – October 1 in Raleigh North Carolina. This year's program includes the Business Conference and Bluegrass Ramble showcase series, September 27-29, the International Bluegrass Music Awards on September 29, and Wide Open Bluegrass, September 30 and October 1.


IBMA Announces World of Bluegrass Showcase Artists

April 26, 2016




The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announces its World of Bluegrass Showcase Artists, a group of 30 hand-selected acts that will be a part of the Bluegrass Ramble, part of the World of Bluegrass Business Conference events in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 27-29, 2016.