IBMA Bluegrass Live!
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This year’s festival features IBMA and GRAMMY award-winning legends, top-notch emerging acts, and unforgettable collaborations.

Tickets on sale on or near June 8, 2021

October 1 – 2, 2021
Red Hat Amphitheater & Downtown Raleigh

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Showcase Application Timeline

IBMA will be announcing plans for the events later this spring, and plan to open ticket sales and hotel blocks on June 1.
Important upcoming application dates include:

IBMA Official Showcase: April 5 – April 30
IBMA Songwriter Showcase: May 1 – May 31
IBMA Bluegrass Live! Street Stages, Youth Stage, Bluegrass College Band Showcase: June 7 – June 30
Kids on Bluegrass: June 7 – June 30

2020 Lineup

The Travelin’ McCourys with special guest Del McCoury, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jerry Douglas & Odessa Settles, Chatham County Line, and Sierra Hull & Molly Tuttle are just a handful of the best in bluegrass you’ll see at IBMA Bluegrass Live!

2021 Lineup will be announced in early summer!


Virtual Exhibit Hall

Browse latest instruments and gear
Build your calendar with future festivals and events
Speak one-on-one with vendors and artists

Setup virtual booths with personalized branding
Create exclusive product demos
Provide supplemental materials (PDFs, videos, and more)
Sell your products and share your brand


Support Bluegrass

When you give to the IBMA, you support bluegrass music worldwide through advocacy, professional development, and renowned programs like IBMA World of Bluegrass and the IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. You support the dynamic organization that created the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the IBMA Trust Fund, and the IBMA Foundation, and that works every day to expand the reach of bluegrass.

PNC Bank, the presenting sponsor of IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, generously matched 2020 donations made to the IBMA organization and the IBMA Trust Fund, for a total up to $50,000.



General Information

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