World of Bluegrass

Nick Forster to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2015

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2015) — Nick Forster, best known for his work with influential bluegrass band Hot Rize and as host and founder of the musical and environmental radio program, eTown, will deliver the keynote address during International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2015 event, brought to you by Chiesi USA, which takes place September 29 – October 3 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations To Be Announced August 12

International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations To Be Announced August 12 During One-Hour Live Show On SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction Channel
Live show will take place 11am-12pm Eastern
from Nashville, Tennessee; music fans can also follow the nominations live, as they’re revealed, on IBMA’s Facebook page.
Official hashtags: #WOB, #IBMA, #Raleigh

IBMA Announces 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

August 13, 2014

The Boxcars Lead the Nominations for 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards

August 13, 2014

Addtional Details Revealed for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014

May 13, 2014

Announcements include a three-year extension of the event’s stay in Raleigh, NCPC’s Whole Hog Barbecue Championship and PNC returning as presenting sponsor of the Wide Open Bluegrass festival

City of Raleigh Selects Public Artist for World of Bluegrass 2014

April 10, 2014

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has approved artist Bland Hoke to create site-specific temporary public art for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2014. The event, an annual homecoming of the bluegrass music community, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Downtown Raleigh.

International Bluegrass Music Association to Open Registration, Ticket, and Hotel Reservations for World of Bluegrass 2014

March 25, 2014


IBMA’s annual bluegrass music homecoming, taking place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will build upon last year’s tremendous success with new activities, seminars and business opportunities for attendees

Get Special Attention at the World of Bluegrass

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass week is a gathering of some of the most devoted and passionate people in the entertainment world. Most call it a “family reunion.”

During World of Bluegrass week, connections are made, careers are enhanced and a high level of interaction happens with key industry leaders each year. Thousands of people with different reasons for attending make for a musical montage of opportunities. This is when the ability to create awareness for your products and services is at a premium.

Results Summary: Survey on IBMA World of Bluegrass Events - 2011

As many of you know, IBMA conducted a survey in January 2011.  The survey was conducted on-line and was sent to current IBMA members, lapsed members and previous members, as well as to world of bluegrass attendees including Fan Fest, and it was disseminated as broadly as possible to non-members within the bluegrass community.  Many individuals (2,082) took the time to take the survey, and IBMA thanks all those who participated. 

Here’s a link to the actual data compiled from all the survey questions:

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