IBMA World of Bluegrass

The IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival, a weeklong celebration of all things bluegrass, is held in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina and is scheduled to run Tuesday thru Saturday, September 24-28, 2019.

Includes the IBMA Business Conference, the Bluegrass Ramble, Awards Show and closes out the week with the two-day Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

The Business Conference scheduled for Tuesday thru Thursday, Sept. 24-26, offers opportunities for bluegrass music lovers to mingle, connect and learn from other like minded individuals throughout the industry. Features the Exhibit Hall showcasing a wide variety of vendors, services, gear and products. Includes workshops, keynote addresses, meetings and clinics which can be divided into different “tracks” focusing on different disciplines within the industry.

The Bluegrass Ramble, running Tuesday thru Thursday, Sept 24-26, offers over 200 live performances in club venues around the downtown Raleigh area. Acts include some of the newest and hottest up and coming acts in bluegrass today.

The Awards Show on Thursday, Sept. 26, honors the year’s top performers across a variety of categories including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and many more. Ceremony includes performances by Awards nominees.

The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival wraps up the week’s events on Friday and Saturday with live performances by the industry’s top artists on 8 stages in the downtown area.

For more information on tickets, schedule, accomodations, sessions, nominees, etc., please visit Event website at IBMA World of Bluegrass.