31st Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

The biggest night on the bluegrass calendar, featuring once-in-a-lifetime moments and outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass.

Thursday, October 1st at 8:00pm ET

How To Watch: Register for your free Music Pass to access all music and awards content on Swapcard, the official event platform for IBMA Virtual World of Bluegrass.

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Hosts & Performers

Co-hosted by Sierra Hull, Joe Newberry, Rhonda Vincent, & Tim O’Brien

This year’s one-of-a-kind show will feature performances from all six Entertainer of the Year nominees, tributes to Doc Watson and J.D. Crowe, celebrations of women in bluegrass, the 20th anniversary of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the 75th anniversary of the birth of bluegrass, and much more!

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2020 Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees

J.T. Gray
Johnson Mountain Boys
New Grass Revival

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.

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About the Awards

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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General Information

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