The BLUEGRASS RAMBLE is IBMA’s innovative showcase series in club venues in downtown Raleigh.

With over 200 showcase performances, the Ramble is the premier platform for introducing talent and new material to the bluegrass community.

Downtown Raleigh
September 24-26, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Why Attend

Experience 30 Official IBMA Showcase Acts and 100+ sponsored artists in an authentic live music environment!

Business Conference registrants get privileged access to all showcases with full conference registration.  Ramble-only passes also available.  Free Ramble Express shuttle.


Members: $50

Non-Members: $60

Day-Of: $60


Members: $25

Non-Members: $30

Day-Of: $30


Featuring 30 Official Showcase Artists and many more Sponsored Artists on 7 stages over 3 days!


The Bluegrass Ramble takes place within an easy to access cluster of downtown music venues in addition to two stages in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Venues include: Lincoln TheaterPour HouseKingsArchitect BarVintage Church, and the Raleigh Convention Center

Showcase Opportunities

Official Showcases

Showcase performances at the IBMA annual Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass week form the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community.

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Sponsored Showcases

In addition to Official Showcases, the IBMA offers a variety of opportunities and price points for agents, labels, artists, and corporate partners to sponsor showcases throughout the week.

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Songwriter Showcase

The Songwriter Showcase is a coveted opportunity at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, where we shine a spotlight on ten selected songwriters (or songwriting teams).

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Hotel Blocks Open April 2019!

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.

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