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World of Bluegrass

World of Bluegrass is the annual bluegrass music homecoming, a multifaceted industry event and festival with hundreds of offerings for every bluegrass professional and fan!  The 2015 dates are September 29 - October 3 for year three in our wonderful host city of Raleigh, NC.  World of bluegrass provides the unmatched opportunity for expanding your professional networks, learning the latest in industry best practices, and discovering new bluegrass music, If bluegrass music moves you, come to the conference that moves bluegrass music.

First slate of Wide Open artists announced!

Artists scheduled to perform at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater
Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Kruger Brothers (with special guests), The Claire Lynch Band, Flatt Lonesome, Band of Ruhks, and performances from the critically acclaimed Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited project.

Additional Red Hat Amphitheater performers to be announced during
June 18 press conference at the Raleigh venue.

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Business Conference

The IBMA Business Conference is the premier industry event and trade show for bluegrass professionals.

Wide Open Bluegrass

Wide Open Bluegrass features the best in our traditional and acoustic music community on three stages in beautiful downtown Raleigh! Proceeds support the Bluegrass Trust Fund.

2013 IBMA Awards

IBMA Awards Show

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show is the biggest night on the bluegrass Calendar, recognizing outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre.

Bluegrass Ramble

Official showcase performances at the IBMA's annual World of Bluegrass Business Conference form the premier platform for introducing talent and new music to the bluegrass community.


The Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place to browse the latest industry wares, conduct business, and network.

Hotels and Travel

Located centrally on the East Coast, Raleigh is halfway between Florida and New York City making transportation easy.