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31st Edition Conference

IBMA World of Bluegrass

29 Sep - 03 Oct 2020  New Date Reminder
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, USA
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"The most important week in bluegrass!"
IBMA World of Bluegrass is a five-day annual bluegrass music homecoming and convention. The IBMA World of Bluegrass week encompasses four events: the IBMA Business Conference, September 29-October 1; IBMA Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of band showcases, taking place September 29-October 1 in downtown Raleigh and at the Raleigh Convention Center; the 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday evening, October 1; and IBMA Bluegrass LIVE! powered by PNC, October 2-3, a two-day festival.


  • IBMA Business Conference
  • IBMA Bluegrass Ramble
  • IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards
  • IBMA Bluegrass LIVE!


8:00 AM - 11:45 PM (General)

Entry Fees

Paid Ticket Starts from 250 USD
Exhibit Booth Cost Starts from 400 USD View Details



130 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Education & Training
Entertainment & Media


29 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 31st Edition
24 - 28 Sep 2019 30th Edition
25 - 29 Sep 2018 29th Edition
26 - 30 Sep 2017 28th Edition
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Frequency Annual
Next edition likely in Sep 2021

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Ken Belangia

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Oriental, United States
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Clarence J Cooper

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Norman, United States
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Sandra Douglas

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Sue Duchesne

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Sydney, Australia
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Tue, 29 Sep 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration
Registration Opens (Daily)
#Main Entrance
Tue, 29 Sep 02:00 PM - 11:45 PM Performance
IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcases
Tue, 29 Sep 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Networking
Gig Fair
#4th Floor Ballroom

The event, a rare meet-and-greet opportunity in the midst of a hectic and fast-paced music industry event, serves as an organized informati ...continue reading

Tue, 29 Sep 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM Roundtable
IBMA Board Constituency Meetings
Tue, 29 Sep 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Keynote
Industry Keynote Address & Reception
#4th Floor Ballroom
Tue, 29 Sep 11:00 PM - 02:00 PM Session
Conference Sessions (Day 1)
Wed, 30 Sep 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Session
Conference Sessions (Day 2)
Wed, 30 Sep 11:00 PM - 01:00 PM Award Ceremony
IBMA Momentum Awards Luncheon
#4th Floor Ballroom

The Momentum Awards focus on artists, businesspeople, and events that are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music. They ackn ...continue reading

Thu, 01 Oct 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Session
Conference Sessions (Day 3)
Thu, 01 Oct 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM Award Ceremony
IBMA Industry Awards Luncheon
#4th Floor Ballroom

Join us for lunch as IBMA recognizes Distinguished Achievement Award honorees, along with recipients of Industry Awards for Broadcaster, Ev ...continue reading

Thu, 01 Oct 07:30 PM - 11:00 PM Award Ceremony
31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards
#Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

The biggest night in bluegrass!

Visitor Ticket Price

250 USD Early Bird: 3-Day Conference (Member)
285 USD Early Bird: 3-Day Conference (Non-member)
345 USD On-site: 3-Day Conference (Member & Non-member))

Exhibit Space Cost

Early Bird: IBMA Business Conference Single Booth (Wed-Thurs) (100 sq.ft.)

USD 400

Early Bird: IBMA Bluegrass Live! Single Booth (Fri-Sat) (100 sq.ft.)

USD 500

Early Bird: IBMA World of Bluegrass Single Booth (Wed-Sat) (100 sq.ft.)

USD 700

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500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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