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Top Artists to Play All-Bluegrass Show at Music City Roots Aug 12

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All Bluegrass ShowNashville, TN -- Top-tier bluegrass performers The Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull, Travelin’ McCourys and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers will play a special all-bluegrass show at Music City Roots (at the Factory in Franklin) on Wednesday night, August 12 at 7p.m. CDT. Tickets are $10 and available online at, and the event will be livestreamed on the same website. The all-bluegrass show will follow a day of award nomination announcements for the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, which take place Thursday, October 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina during World of Bluegrass week. The annual all-bluegrass show at Music City Roots is in celebration of bluegrass, the award nominees’ announcements, and a great partnership between the IBMA and Music City Roots.

“Music City Roots and the International Bluegrass Music Association share many of the same goals,” said Ashlee-Jean Trott, producer for Music City Roots. “It is very important to us as a company to support the branches of roots music, and bluegrass music is one of those branches. We have hosted the IBMA nominations ceremony for the past several years and love the fact that we can continue our partnership this year with another great lineup!”

This year, nominees for the 26th Annual IBMA Awards will be announced on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction at 10 a.m. CDT/ 11 a.m. EDT. The announcements will include interviews and in-studio performances from the Nashville studio. More details will be announced soon.

The Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull, Travelin’ McCourys, and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers to play all-bluegrass show at Music City Roots

The Gibson Brothers are a hot act for the Music City Roots show because not only are they two-time Entertainer of the Year recipients and Grammy nominees, they are also the hosts for this year’s awards. The International Bluegrass Music Awards will take place in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium (in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts) at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 1.

Those planning on attending the Music City Roots show on August 12 from Nashville can catch a free ride on the Roots bus (with the purchase of a $10 show ticket), which includes beer tastings from Blackstone, and bites from Monnell’s. Patrons can catch a ride from The 5 Spot (1006 Forrest Avenue, Nashville, TN) in East Nashville at 5:30 p.m. or Soulshine Pizza Factory (1907 Division Street, Nashville, TN) at 6:00. The bus will take folks back to those spots after the show ends. This is an ongoing event that Music City Roots hosts.

The IBMA Awards is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, presented by Chiesi, an annual bluegrass music homecoming. The event consists of four parts: the IBMA Business Conference, September 29 – October 1; the 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday evening, October 1; Wide Open Bluegrass presented by PNC, October 2-3 (which includes both free stages and ticketed festival performances) and the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases, taking place September 29 – October 1 in downtown Raleigh and at the Raleigh Convention Center. Additional details and pricing information are available through IBMA’s website.

Music City Roots, Live From The Factory, is a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Broadcast on Wednesday nights from 7p.m. to 9p.m., CDT, Music City Roots, Live From The Factory showcases Nashville’s astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition — a “roots and branches” format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. Presented live from the stage of the The Factory, this show will showcase purveyors of authenticity across many genres.

IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community. The organization’s six-year stay in Raleigh is the result of a partnership with The Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, PineCone—The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, the City of Raleigh and a local organizing committee.

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