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Official Showcase applications open February 3rd and remain open until February 29th. Selected acts will have the opportunity to perform on multiple stages during the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble and IBMA Business Conference. With countless stages and thousands of attendees, this is the premier platform to share your music with talent buyers, industry leaders, and fellow world-class musicians during IBMA World of Bluegrass 2020. More information at #IBMA #wob2020
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Thanks to Tim Raybon, Daniel Grindstaff, and Eli Johnston of Merle Monroe for stopping by the IBMA office today to hand-deliver a copy of their debut album Back To The Country. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased as punch to find out PNC Presents Wide Open Bluegrass was voted "Best Festival" in WRAL's Voters' Choice Awards. Thanks to all of the artists, vendors, staff, volunteers, and fans for making our festival such a success and an absolute blast! Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some exciting news regarding the events taking place September 29 - October 3 in Raleigh, NC. #IBMA #WOB2019 #wral ... See MoreSee Less

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What album or song did you have stuck on repeat as you traveled the highways and byways? Which festival created the ultimate bluegrass experience? Which artists have taken the last ten years by storm? Remember that Tony Rice Hall of Fame speech at the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards?! We have been overwhelmed with great music and community over the past decade, so let us know your favorites in the comments! #FeedbackFriday
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Congratulations to Cindy Trawick Ellis! She has won two tickets to see Sam Bush & The Travelin' McCourys at Marathon Music Works this Saturday! Thank you to everyone for their comments and excitement about the giveaway and concert. Tickets are still available at If you are going to the show, be sure to stop by our IBMA booth in the lobby to learn about membership sign-up and grab some stickers. ... See MoreSee Less

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The International Bluegrass Music Association is once again joining forces with Folk Alliance International and The Blues Foundation for an unforgettable evening of music in celebration of our 2020 GRAMMY Nominees for Best Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional and Contemporary Blues Albums. We are so excited for this opportunity to showcase some of the finest Bluegrass music during the most important music event of year.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 25th, from 3PM - 6PM at Nichols Canyon Music in Los Angeles, CA. It will feature performances, light hors-d'oeuvres, and refreshments. Performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

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  • Where is it at?
    Raleigh, NC, USA
  • How many days?
  • What is the setting?
    Outdoors, City
  • What is the atmopshere?
    Family friendly
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  • Where do I stay?
    Hotels, Airbnb
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