IBMA Business Conference

Experience great networking opportunities, cutting edge professional development sessions, keynote addresses, showcases, exhibit hall, and special events that will empower you to succeed!

September 27 – 29, 2022
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Registration

Watch from anywhere in the world! The Virtual Conference Pass includes:

  • OVER 30 HOURS of professional development sessions
  • IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC (Main Stage)
  • IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Yamaha
  • IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Official Showcases (Two Stages)
  • IBMA International Showcase
  • IBMA Songwriter Showcase
  • IBMA Keynote Address
  • IBMA Industry Awards
  • IBMA Momentum Awards
  • IBMA Town Hall
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • And more!

Virtual access is automatically included for currently registered IBMA Business Conference in-person attendees and exhibitors.

$99 – IBMA Members
$149 – Nonmembers

Early Bird: $100
June 15 – July 5

Summer Rate: $110
July 6 – August 31

Final Rate: $120
September 1 – Event

Onsite: $130

Conference registration included access to the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble for the days registered. Separate IBMA Bluegrass Ramble tickets are NOT needed.

Early Bird: $110
June 15 – July 5

Summer Rate: $120
July 6 – August 31

Final Rate: $130
September 1 – Event

Onsite: $130

Conference registration included access to the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble for the days registered. Separate IBMA Bluegrass Ramble tickets are NOT needed.

Early Bird: $225
June 15 – July 5

Summer Rate: $250
July 6 – August 31

Final Rate IBMA Members: $295
Final Rate Nonmembers: $345
September 1 – Event

Onsite: $345

Conference registration included access to the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble for the days registered. Separate IBMA Bluegrass Ramble tickets are NOT needed.

Early Bird: $250
June 15 – July 5

Summer Rate: $275
July 6 – August 31

Final Rate: $295
September 1 – Event

Onsite: $345

Conference registration included access to the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble for the days registered. Separate IBMA Bluegrass Ramble tickets are NOT needed.

Early Bird: $285
June 15 – July 5

Summer Rate: $320
July 6 – August 31

Final Rate: $345
September 1 – Event

Onsite: $345

Conference registration included access to the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble for the days registered. Separate IBMA Bluegrass Ramble tickets are NOT needed.

Refocus, Reconnect, Reimagine.

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have the opportunity to refocus ourselves and our careers, to reconnect with one another, and to reimagine what bluegrass can do. Challenge becomes opportunity, and IBMA World of Bluegrass 2021 will provide a stage for embracing it.

The IBMA Business Conference features career development sessions with industry experts guiding the conversation, sharing insight, and inspiring you to take your band or brand to the next level. You’ll hear from veterans with decades of industry knowledge as well as newcomers with fresh approaches to the bluegrass business model.

Conference Schedule

Special Events

Keynote Address

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member Dudley Connell sets the tone for the week

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Gig Fair

Artists & Talent Buyers connect one-on-one to kickstart the return of live bluegrass music!

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IBMA Momentum Awards

Recognizing artists and business people in the early years of their careers

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IBMA Industry Awards

Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories

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Exhibit Hall

The central gathering place where over 12,000 visitors browse the latest industry wares, conduct business, and network. The Exhibit Hall features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan!

Business Conference Exhibit Hall (open to conference attendees)
Wednesday, September 29: 1pm – 5pm
Thursday, September 30: 1pm – 5pm

EXHIBIT BOOTH PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW!

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Conference Tracks

Talent Buyer Track

Create real industry connections with agents and artists, this focused track is one part of IBMA World of Bluegrass you simply do not want to miss.

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Broadcaster Track

Attend and experience the custom content and networking events tailored to the unique professional concerns of the broadcasting community.

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Songwriter Track

Geared for songwriters interested in cultivating the craft, developing solid business practices, networking, and pitching material to artists and producers.

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Wellness Track

We’ve partnered with providers to offer registered attendees free dental screenings, vision exams, custom earplug fittings along with a slate of wellness sessions.

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