The 27th Annual IBMA Awards Show is taking place on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 ET in Raleigh’s Duke Energy Centre, North Carolina. It is the biggest evening in bluegrass, when professionals get to recognise the outstanding achievements of their peers. It is also an evening when we all become fans as a number of this year’s nominees perform songs from recent projects. This year’s hosts, Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski will set the tone of fun and celebration for an already entertaining show.
This year’s show will once again be broadcast on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction by Kyle Cantrell. IBMA staff will be using Facebook Live extensively during the show. IBMA’s Facebook page will be “airing” segments of the show from the audience’s perspective, while their media partner the Bluegrass Situation will be using Facebook Live for backstage interviews and other activity. This year’s show will not be streamed or aired as it has in the past few years. This is a result of IBMA’s major sponsor, whose funding was to make the show possible, backed out with too little time left to find a replacement. However, organisers are confident that having Facebook Live for IBMA and Bluegrass Situation followers will be a fun approach.
There are still tickets available for the show from this link.