Don’t miss the biggest night in bluegrass music!

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.

Duke Energy Center
for the Performing Arts
7:30 PM, September 26, 2019
Raleigh, NC

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Celebrate with your musical heroes as the bring home the highest honors in bluegrass!

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, bluegrass legends Del McCoury and Jim Lauderdale will host the 30th 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!



Members: $100

Non-Members: $110

Members: $60

Non-Members: $70

ADA seating available. Call at 800-514-3849 to reserve ADA seats.

Members: $50

Non-Members: $60

Members: $40

Non-Members: $50

Hall of Fame Inductees

IBMA will announce 2019’s class of inductees soon.

Founded in 1991, the IBMA’s Hall of Fame (initially named 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.


2019 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 24th at 10 AM Central.

About the Awards

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.

2019 IBMA Awards Handbook

International Bluegrass Music Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in bluegrass music.

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Distinguished Achievement Awards

Honoring forerunners and ambassadors for bluegrass music.

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Industry Awards

Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.

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Momentum Awards

Recognizing artists and business people who are in the early years of their careers in bluegrass music.

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