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Wide Open Main Stage: 1st Round of Headliners Announced

Wide Open BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced their first round of artists to be performing at the Wide Open Main Stage during their World of Bluegrass trade show's weekend festival. World of Bluegrass will take place place September 26-28 and the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival immediately follows on September 29-30 weekend.

IBMA Showcase Application Opens Today

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that applications are now open for bluegrass and bluegrass-related artists to apply to be an Official Showcase Selection performer at the IBMA's annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week. The 2017 Bluegrass Ramble will take place September 26 - 28, once again in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC during IBMA's World of Bluegrass. All emerging bands plus established bands with new music or new personnel are encouraged to apply. The application process opens today, Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM Central.

2016 World of Bluegrass Blew My Socks Off!

James Reamsby James Reams 
I always have such a great time at the IBMA World of Bluegrass conference, but this year the excitement actually started before I even got there. It was literally an airport to airport experience.

IBMA Announces Wide Open Bluegrass Main Stage Performance Schedule

Soggy Bottom BoysNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has released the performance schedule for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Red Hat Amphitheater. Each 11-hour day of live performances features a powerhouse line-up of artists – including IBMA Hall of Famers – playing a wide range of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive.

Sierra Hull & Dan Tyminski to Host 2016 IBMA Awards Show

Sierra Hull & Day Tyminski Host IBMA Awards ShowNashville, TN -- The biggest night of the year in bluegrass just got bigger. Look who's hosting the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) awards show! Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski! Join us in Raleigh Thursday, September 29 when the stars of bluegrass come out to honor the best in the business. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

IBMA Announces More Performers for Wide Open Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30. Additionally, Alice Gerrard will join previously announced Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands as a special guest Friday night and Symphony of the Mountains joins previously announced Kruger Brothers on Saturday, October 1. All performances take place at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27.

IBMA Health Fair Returns to World of Bluegrass

World of Bluegrass 2016Nashville, TN -- It can be tough to be in the music industry and have access to quality healthcare. Whether you are an artist, business owner, event producer or whatever your role in the industry, it can be a challenge to keep yourself healthy and find affordable providers for your healthcare needs.

Wide Open Bluegrass First Round Artists Announced

Wide Open BluegrassNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released an initial list of performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s lineup showcases an array of bluegrass styles, from traditional to progressive and from emerging artists to IBMA Hall of Famers. PNC returns as Wide Open Bluegrass' presenting sponsor for fourth consecutive year.

Call for Submissions: IBMA's 2016 Bluegrass Film Festival

IBMA Film FestivalNashville, TN -- The IBMA is excited to present its 3rd Annual Bluegrass Film Festival during World of Bluegrass Week September 27-October 1 Raleigh, North Carolina. World of Bluegrass is the perfect place to showcase quality films produced around the music. The submission deadline for this year is June 15, 2016. Filmmakers who submitted films for consideration in 2014 and 2015, but were not selected, may have their films considered again this year without submitting a new application.

IBMA Accepting Youth Stage Applications

World of Bluegrass DatesNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Youth Council is programming a special series of events just for youth at the World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more will be taking place all week, September 27-October 1, 2016 offering more ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music! One of the highlights each year is the Youth Stage performances.

IBMA Announces World of Bluegrass Official Showcase Artists

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNASHVILLE, Tennessee – April 27, 2016 – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announces its Official Showcase Artists, a group of 30 committee-selected acts that will be a part of the Bluegrass Ramble during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 27-29, 2016.

IBMA World of Bluegrass Tickets Now On Sale to the Public

World of Bluegrass DatesNashville, TN -- Tickets are now on sale for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, held September 27 – October 1, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase Applications Now Open

IBMA Songwriter ShowcaseNashville, TN -- The IBMA World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity. Ten selected songwriters (or songwriting teams) are given the rare and valuable opportunity to perform one original bluegrass song to the best bluegrass artists and producers in the industry. While the standards will always remain central to the genre, its growth and development is ensured by the creative output of great songwriters! This year’s Songwriter Showcase will take place on Thursday, September 29 during World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina.

IBMA Announces Dates for World of Bluegrass, Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

World of Bluegrass DatesNashville, TN --
The IBMA is excited to share with you the dates for the 2016 World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.
Mark your calendars now for September 27-October 1 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, where hundreds of bluegrass industry professionals, fans and newcomers will gather to elevate and celebrate the music of Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, with many of its wonderful roots and branches.

IBMA Opens Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Applications to Artists

IBMA Bluegrass RambleNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced that applications are now open for bluegrass and bluegrass-related artists to apply to be an Official Showcase Selection performer at the IBMA's annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week. The 2016 Bluegrass Ramble, scheduled for September 27-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community. All emerging bluegrass bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel, are encouraged to apply.

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