Showcases at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass form the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community.

And they provide a great opportunity to showcase your brand!

Whether you are promoting talent or your brand, the IBMA offers a variety of opportunities for sponsoring showcases, including Bluegrass Ramble, Afterhours Showcases in the Marriott, and Afternoon Showcases in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Most sponsored showcases allow the sponsor to present acts of its choosing, but the IBMA is happy to assist with curation as needed.

In 2017 there were over 8000 cumulative attendees at the Bluegrass Ramble and IBMA Business Conference.

Contact Eddie Huffman (888-438-4263) to reserve!

Bluegrass Ramble Sponsorships

Downtown Raleigh & Raleigh Convention Center
Tue, Sept. 25 – Thu, Sept. 27
10 pm – 1 am

The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA’s innovative series of showcases in clubs and restaurants throughout downtown Raleigh.  The Ramble is comprised of five downtown Raleigh venues plus two stages in the Raleigh Convention Center.  The City of Raleigh provides free bus transportation during full Ramble hours, running continuously from venue to venue.

Venues: Lincoln Theater, Pour House Music Hall, Architect Bar, Kings, Vintage Church, Raleigh Convention Center

Pricing: TBA

Afterhours Showcase Sponsorships

Marriott City Center
Tue, Sept. 25 – Fri, Sept. 28
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Afterhours showcases are hosted on the lobby-level of the Marriott City Center. Rooms are suitable for acoustic performance, but a light rig may be desirable.  A/V and requisite power (beyond standard 110V) provided by the sponsor.  Free staging provided by the Marriott on a first-come-first-served basis.  Catered food and beverage available from the Marriott.

Rooms: Alumni, Chancellor, Congressional, University, State AB, State EF (view floorplan)

Pricing: TBA

Afternoon Showcase Sponsorships

Raleigh Convention Center
Wed, Sept. 26 – Thu, Sept. 27
2 pm – 5 pm

Afternoon showcases are hosted on two stages in the Raleigh Convention Center.  These showcases are open only to business conference attendees.  Wednesday afternoon showcases can be curated by the sponsor.  Thursday afternoon showcases are programmed with Official IBMA showcase bands and are offered for sponsorship as branding opportunities.

Stages: Masters Workshop Stage, Room 304

Pricing: TBA

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