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IBMA Professional Development Seminars for World of Bluegrass

Dailey & Vincent 2012Nashville, TN -- Professional development seminars at World of Bluegrass are essential in providing the latest tips, trends, and tricks in navigating the bluegrass music industry. This year, the International Bluegrass Music Association is offering over 20 seminars.

Initial List of IBMA Awards Show Performers & Presenters Announced

Balsam RangeNashville, Tenn. (August. 28, 2013) — An initial list of performers and presenters for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards, held on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. EST, has been announced. The Awards Show, held at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Artist (Memorial Auditorium) will feature performances and award presentations from some of the genre’s brightest stars.

Full Schedule for IBMA's Bluegrass Ramble Announced

IBMA Raleigh, NC 2013Nashville, TN (August 22, 2013) - The full schedule of the International Bluegrass Music Association's “Bluegrass Ramble” showcases has been announced; the showcases will take place at seven different venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass 2013 event, September 24-28.

Bluegrass Music Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients Announced

McClain Family BandNashville, TN -- Each year, the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) honors five individuals for their pioneering contributions to bluegrass music. The IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Awards will be presented at a Special Awards Luncheon on Thursday, September 26 during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events. This year’s recipients of IBMA’s Distinguished Achievement Awards include:

IBMA World of Bluegrass Just Over A Month Away

World of Bluegrass 2013Nashville, TN -- World of Bluegrass week is the annual homecoming for the bluegrass music community, taking place September 24-28, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. World of Bluegrass features three separate events: the Business Conference (Sept. 24-26) that focuses on development and networking for bluegrass professionals, the International Bluegrass Music Awards (Sept. 26) and the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival (Sept. 27-28), which will host the best in bluegrass music as well as multiple workshops, jam sessions and activities (ticketed events), and will also feature a massive street festival that is FREE and open to the public, with three music stages, a youth talent stage, the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship, Dance Tent, and many more things to see, do, and eat.

Entertainers of the Year at the Minnesota Bluegrass Festival, August 8-11

The Gibson BrothersEl Rancho Mañana, Minnesota - The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival has been nominated three times as Event of the Year by the IBMA in Nashville. It is a four day music and camping festival that includes thirty hours of Mainstage concerts; plus daytime instrument collaborations and nightly dances in The Showcase Tent; music, contests, crafts, and games in The Family Area; twenty hands-on bluegrass music workshops in the Workshop Area; new groups on the Young Talent Stage; and dozens of food and merchant booths in the Marketplace Area.

24th International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominations to be Announced August 14

24th IBMA AwardsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass fans all over the globe can watch live as the final nominees for the 24th International Bluegrass Music Awards are announced on Wednesday, August 14 at 5:00 pm central; for the third year in a row, Music City Roots will broadcast the nomination press conference live at www.musiccityroots.com, from the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tennessee.

Noam Pikelny to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA World of Bluegrass 2013

Noam PikelnyNashville, TN (July 25, 2013) —Renowned banjoist Noam Pikelny will deliver the keynote address during International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2013 event, which takes place September 24-28 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Showcase Artists for 2013 World of Bluegrass Bluegrass Ramble Announced

Dave Adkins & Republik SteelCongratulations to the following acts who have been invited by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) to perform as part of the Bluegrass Ramble Showcase, which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center and six different venues throughout downtown Raleigh, Tuesday through Saturday of World of Bluegrass. The Bluegrass Ramble Showcase is the remiere opportunity to introduce talent and new music at IBMA’s annual World of Bluegrass conference comes in the form of “official” showcase performances which help the music industry assembled discover emerging new bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel.

International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards Seeks Nominees

Momentum AwardNashville, TN (July 17, 2013) - Last year, the International Bluegrass Music Association inaugurated the IBMA Momentum Awards after a year of close input, analysis, and preparation. These awards are meant to recognize musicians and industry professionals in the early stages of their bluegrass careers. It is not a peoples’ choice, popularity or member-voted award, but a juried award by notable peers. Input from all constituencies is considered by said jury. Essentially, the Momentum Awards recognize the best “up and comers.”

Wildfire to Showcase at IBMA with New Member Chris Davis

Chris DavisThe Bluegrass Music group, Wildfire commented this month "master musician Chris Davis has been a friend for many years. Now, we are honored to call him a band mate!" Chris has joined the band and is expected to be peforming with the group at the World of Bluegrass artist showcases later this year. Wildfire has been selected for the showcase program. Wildfire is a bluegrass band with smokin' hot instrumentals and soul meltin' vocals. Chris will certainly contribute with his solid artistry.

Grand Master Fiddler Championship to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Grand Master FiddlerThe Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s welcomes the Grand Master Fiddler Championship, Inc. to its Ford Theater Aug. 30-31 (Labor Day weekend). The championship draws competitors from around the world and includes past participants such as Grammy® winners Alison Krauss and fiddle master Mark O’Connor.

July IBMA Webinar: How to Co-Write Songs (and Still Remain Friends)

Becky Buller and Mark BrinkmanBluegrass songwriters Becky Buller and Mark 'Brink' Brinkman will co-host the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) July educational webinar Thursday, July 11th at 6 pm Central time. It takes two to tango, right? Well, sometimes it takes two to write a really great song. Maybe you’ve tried before and found yourself at odds with your co-writer, or maybe you and your other half think you’re the next Bernie Taupin and Elton John (of the bluegrass world, of course) and need the some expert advice on what to do next.

IBMA Getting Ready for Inaugural Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival 2013Nashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) is getting ready for the newly-named Wide Open Bluegrass festival, to be held at the Raleigh, NC Convention Center and Amphitheater on September 27th and 28th. The new event to take place in the new location for World of Bluegrass promises to be exciting and the best yet. Raleigh is supporting and welcoming the IBMA to their city and they are certainly making the IBMA welcome.

IBMA's “Bluegrass Ramble” Showcase Artists Selecfted

IBMA LogoNashville, TN (June 5, 2013) — Artists have been selected for the “Bluegrass Ramble” showcases, which will take place at seven different venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass 2013 event, September 24-28.

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