Don’t miss the biggest night in bluegrass music!

The IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar, featuring once-in-a-lifetime moments and outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass. The celebration includes a pre-event Red Carpet event for media and fans.

Duke Energy Center
for the Performing Arts
7:30 PM, October 1, 2020
Raleigh, NC

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Celebrate with your musical heroes!

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! We can’t wait to see what will happen at the 31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards!

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

Founded in 1991, the IBMA Bluegrass 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 Inductees

Mike Auldridge
Bill Emerson
The Kentucky Colonels


2020 IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees, Hall of Fame Inductees, and Distinguished Achievement Recipients will be announced later in 2020. Stay tuned for details.

About the Awards

The IBMA 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.


IBMA 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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Other IBMA World of Bluegrass Events
and How to get involved!

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