Honoring excellence and featuring outstanding performances and once-in-a-lifetime moments, professional members of the IBMA recognize their peers’ outstanding achievements throughout the year, honoring excellence in the genre across 17 categories along with 3 Hall of Fame inductions.
Don’t miss once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as Tony Rice’s 2013 Hall of Fame induction speech and Molly Tuttle accepting the 2017 Guitar Player of the Year Award! This year, legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize will host the 29th Annual IBMA Awards Show!
Enjoy unique all-star collaborations and jams you won’t see anywhere else!
Catch the pre-show Red Carpet for photographs and meet & greet opportunities!
Founded in 1991, the IBMA’s Hall of Fame (initially name of “Hall of Honor”) is the bluegrass music industry’s tribute to the pioneers of the music and the people who have made it great.
2018 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees, Hall of Fame Inductees, and Distinguished Achievement Recipients will be announced live on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction on Wednesday July 25 at 10 AM Central.
The International Bluegrass Music Awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professionals in the bluegrass music industry. Since 1986, professional members of the IBMA have bestowed honors and awards on individuals and organizations making extraordinary contributions to the music.
Recognizing outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in bluegrass music.Learn More
Honoring forerunners and ambassadors for bluegrass music.Learn More
Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.Learn More
Recognizing artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music.Learn More
The IBMA has discounted hotel blocks at 9 area hotels, including Marriott City Center, Sheraton, Residence Inn, DoubleTree, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton North Raleigh, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, Red Roof Plus.