The Exhibit Hall enhances the conference and festival experience throughout IBMA World of Bluegrass® week!

Join us for our last World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our extensive exhibit hall is one of the biggest highlights during IBMA World of Bluegrass® week.

IBMA provides a place for business owners and sellers of music-related products to network, engage, and conduct business with their target demographic in a high-impact way.

  • Showcase your brand
  • Highlight new and exciting products
  • Connect with industry and fan/consumer audiences
  • Deliver rich, branded content

Our goal is to make this trade show process as seamless as possible to provide a positive, fun experience for exhibitors and attendees alike.

September 24 – September 28, 2024
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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Early Bird Rate 
May 8 – June 30
10×10 – $550
10×20 – $750
20×20 – $950

Summer Rate
July 1 – August 31
10×10 – $650
10×20 – $850
20×20 – $1050

Final Rate
September 1 – Event
10×10 – $750
10×20 – $950
20×20 – $1150

  • The exhibit hall is open to conference attendees ONLY on Wednesday and Thursday and open to the public on Friday and Saturday
  • All vendors must have an active IBMA membership to participate

Early Bird Rate
May 8 – June 30
10×10 – $650
10×20 – $850
20×20 – $1050

Summer Rate
July 1 – August 31
10×10 – $750
10×20 – $950
20×20 – $1150

Final Rate
September 1 – Event
10×10 – $850
10×20 – $1050
20×20 – $1250

  • The exhibit hall is open to conference attendees ONLY on Wednesday and Thursday and open to the public on Friday and Saturday
  • All vendors must have an active IBMA membership to participate

Early Bird Rate
May 8 – June 30
10×10 – $850
10×20 – $1250
20×20 – $1650

Summer Rate
July 1 – August 31
10×10 – $1050
10×20 – $1450
20×20 – $1850

Final Rate
September 1 – Event
10×10 – $1250
10×20 – $1650
20×20 – $2050

  • The exhibit hall is open to conference attendees ONLY on Wednesday and Thursday and open to the public on Friday and Saturday
  • All vendors must have an active IBMA membership to participate

Exhibitor Perks & Packages

Exhibit With Us!

It’s more important than ever to find meaningful ways to connect and conduct business with leading-edge product innovations. Our exhibitors highlight ongoing progress within the bluegrass industry and stay on the cutting edge of consumer trends that help you stay on the cutting edge. We feature the most in-demand luthiers

Choose from a two-day Business Conference or weekend Street Festival package, or a four-day Full Week exhibitor package to maximize your engagement with the best audience in Bluegrass!

Included with your exhibit booth purchase:

  • Vendor wifi: conduct business on a secure network with peace of mind.
  • Customer Service: we are here to help you have a positive experience and answer any questions. Please remember, this is a small staff coordinating a very large event. We do our very best to make it worth your while!
  • Official World of Bluegrass PromotionYour brand will be listed in the World of Bluegrass conference program and mobile app, and receive high visibility on the large directories outside the Exhibit Hall.
  • Conference Passes: attend conference sessions, networking events, Awards luncheons, and more!
    • 10×10 booth receives: 1 conference pass and two assistant passes*
    • 10×20 booth receives: 2 conference passes and up to four assistant passes*
    • 20×20 booth receives: 3 conference passes and up to six assistant passes*World of Bluegrass Promotion:

PARKING PASSES: Requests MUST be received in advance. Parking is EXTREMELY LIMITED in Downtown Raleigh and must be pre-arranged with IBMA. Any vendors who arrive onsite demanding a parking pass cannot be accommodated.

*Anyone with assistant passes is allowed entry into the exhibit hall entry only, plus nightly entry into the Ramble showcases. Number of assistant passes needed is coordinated with IBMA.

Please direct all questions and inquiries to: Anna Kline, Business Development Director, 615-673-4812

Contact Anna Kline

Exhibit Hall Hours

EXHIBIT DAYS/HOURS:

The Exhibit Hall will be OPEN as follows*:
Wednesday, 9/25 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*open to registered attendees of the IBMA Business Conference only.
Thursday, 9/26 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*open to registered attendees of the IBMA Business Conference only.
Friday, 9/27 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*open to the public, Festival ticket is NOT required for entrance.
Saturday, 9/28 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*open to the public, Festival ticket is NOT required for entrance.
*Exhibitors are allowed into the hall 1 hour prior to opening each day

EXHIBIT DAYS/HOURS – SET-UP & TEAR-DOWN:

Load-In:
Tuesday, 9/24: Noon-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/25: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Thursday, 9/26: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*Weekend-Only Exhibitors
Friday, 9/27: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
*Weekend-Only Exhibitors
*NO Loading Dock Access – Hand Carry Only

Load-Out:
Thursday, 9/26: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
*B2B-Only Exhibitors
Saturday, 9/28: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*NO Loading Dock Access – Hand Carry Only
Sunday, 9/29: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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