IBMA’s International Committee in cooperation with Nechville Banjos wants to put as many great bluegrass bands from outside the US on stage as possible during the World of Bluegrass week. So if you are a band from any other country than the United States that is planning to go to Raleigh this fall, or if you know of one, please let IBMA know.
IBMA will be hosting an International Bluegrass booth in the Bluegrass Expo during the IBMA Business Conference Oct. 1-4; a Bluegrass Ramble sponsored evening showcase from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Architect on Tuesday night, Sept. 30 in Raleigh; more international music at the Tir Na Nog in Raleigh on Friday, Oct. 3; and an After Hours showcase in the Alumni Room at the Marriott in Raleigh on Thursday night, Oct. 2, from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. after the IBMA Awards Show.
Apart from the official IBMA stages,there will be several opportunities for performing from Tuesday through Friday, late at night and/or in the daytime.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably before July 1, so IBMA can put the showcase programs together in time to be published through the IBMA media.
This is a great opportunity for you to reach an audience in Raleigh, and put on your CV that you have performed there. Let us show them that bluegrass music is alive and well, all over the world – Angelika Torrie, International IBMA board member.
World of Bluegrass is the annual bluegrass music homecoming, taking place September 30-October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The week features four separate events and hundreds of offerings for every bluegrass professional and music fan.
If bluegrass music moves you, go to the conference that moves bluegrass music.