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Bluegrass Expo (IBMA Exhibit Hall)

September 30-October 3, 2015
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place, with over 20,000 visitors browsing the latest industry wares, conducting business, and networking.  The Expo features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan, alike!

The Expo is open to IBMA Business Conference attendees ONLY on Wednesday and Thursday.  Then on the weekend, it is Wide Open to the public free of charge.


Wednesday, September 30 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 1 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Friday, October 2 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 3 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Exhibit with Us!

NEW! This year we made the Expo even more dynamic, offering options to tailor your engagement with World of Bluegrass attendees!

Full week exhibitors have it all at the World of Bluegrass Expo*, with increased traffic and easy access to both Business Conference attendees and weekend festival goers. Combined Business Conference, Wide Open Bluegrass festival and street festival attendance was over 180,000 last year!

While we're proud of our numbers, we understand that a business-to-business (B2B) platform is critical to building and sustaining relationships in the bluegrass music industry. The B2Business Conference Expo* creates an environment within which to convert client interest into solid partnerships.  Open to Business Conference attendees only.

Just as B2B engagement is imperative for some, a consumer audience is the target for others. The audience for bluegrass consumer and pro-sumer products is steadily growing, and Wide Open Expo is the premier opportunity to reach them! Open free to the public during The Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

*World of Bluegrass Expo and B2Business Conference Expo include one complimentary IBMA Business Conference registration and two Exhibit Hall Assistant passes.  Weekend exhibitor assistants/guests DO NOT need any registrations or passes in order to attend


Purchase a Booth

Registration   Single (10X10) Double (20X10) Quad (20X20)
Early Bird (March 31-April 30)      
World of Bluegrass Expo
(Full Week) 
$600 $1000 $1400
B2Business Conference Expo
$350 $550 $750
Wide Open Expo
$450 $650 $850
Standard Rate (May 1-Event)      
World of Bluegrass Expo
(Full Week)
$700 $1100 $1500
B2Business Conference
$400 $600 $800
Wide Open Expo
$500 $700 $900

Exhibitors wishing to secure booth space need to read the full terms and rules in the World of Bluegrass Exhibitor Kit and complete the Etix IBMA Expo registration. The registration will start your booth assignment process.

Learn More!

Exhibitor Kit

For more information, contact Eddie Huffman, 1-888-438-4262.

There's NEVER been a better time to become an exhibitor at World of Bluegrass!  Be a part of the most unique event in bluegrass!!

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