Twenty thousand fans and music industry professionals from all around the globe will converge on the Nashville Convention Center from 28th September to 4 October this year for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass.Â The week is equal parts homecoming, family reunion, expo, business conference, celebration, and music festival, highlighted by the International Bluegrass Music Awards which honor the year’s most outstanding talent.
IBMA Business Conference:Â 28 Sep – 1 Oct 2009
The annual business conference for the bluegrass music industry with artist showcases, an exhibit hall with more than 100 booths, professional development seminars, member constituency meetings, one-on-one networking and so much more.
International Bluegrass Music Awards Show:Â 1 Oct 2009
Presented at the historic Ryman Auditorium, this is the most anticipated night of the bluegrass music year!Â Be there when the envelopes are opened to salute the year’s most outstanding achievements, during a fast paced evening of fabulous performances and the music’s major awards.
Bluegrass Fan Fest: 2 – 4 Oct, 2009
More than 60 artists representing the best bluegrass music from around the globe! Fan Fest is the indoor music festival of the year featuring performances by the industry’s top acts, Masters Workshop Stage, Roots & Branches Stage, exhibit hall, and scores of jam sessions.