Fan Fest

IBMA Announces First Live Streaming Video Broadcast of Awards Show & Plans to Televise Fan Fest

A longtime goal of IBMA membership has been to televise the International Bluegrass Music Awards—recognized throughout the music industry as one of the highest-quality live music award shows in the nation.

Taking a Neil Armstrong-size step in that direction, IBMA has announced plans for a streaming video broadcast of the 23rd annual show September 27 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) simultaneously on and, live from the historic stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

IBMA Addresses Finances and Clarifies Net Fan Fest Proceeds Have Always Been Shared 50:50 with the Bluegrass Trust Fund

By: Stan Zdonik Recently an article written by David Morris appeared in Bluegrass Today addressing IBMA's financial circumstances ("IBMA at the Crossroads" February 13, 2012). IBMA appreciates the interest shown by Bluegrass Today and by Mr. Morris and welcomes further dialogue on this important topic. In follow-up to Morris's article IBMA would like to offer the following additional information, and in one important respect, a clarifying correction.
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