Experience the most important week in bluegrass!

IBMA World of Bluegrass facilitates the growth and development of the bluegrass music community, from professional to fan. This goal is accomplished through four main components: business conference, showcases, awards show, and music festival.

This is the only place in the world where you can interact one-on-one with industry leaders, discover the hottest new music, jam with your heroes, and be a part of bluegrass history!

September 27 – October 1, 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina

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IBMA World of Bluegrass Events

IBMA Business Conference

Connect, discover, and grow with bluegrass music industry leaders!

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IBMA Bluegrass Ramble

The premier platform for new bluegrass!

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IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

The biggest night in bluegrass!

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IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC

The largest urban bluegrass festival!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will tickets and hotel blocks go on sale?
A: Tickets for 2022 IBMA World of Bluegrass will go on sale on April 5 at 10 a.m. CT for IBMA members and April 19 at 10 a.m. CT for the general public! Become an IBMA member to receive exclusive discounts! Information on the IBMA hotel blocks is included in your ticket/registration confirmation email. You can purchase tickets online here or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.

Q: Are you accepting volunteers this year?
A: Yes! Click here for more information!

Q: What is the refund policy for IBMA World of Bluegrass tickets?
A: No refunds or exchanges are available for the IBMA Bluegrass Live! festival, IBMA Bluegrass Ramble, IBMA Business Conference, or IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. Lineup subject to change.

Under no circumstances is IBMA responsible for any costs incurred by you associated with attending the event, such as hotels, travel, or other expenses, whether or not you attend the event or the event is canceled for any reason.

Get Involved

There are so many ways for professionals and fans to maximize your IBMA World of Bluegrass experience.

  • Volunteer
  • Showcase
  • Exhibit
  • Attend Youth Events
  • Propose A Conference Session
  • Sponsor & Advertise
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Hotels & Camping

The IBMA has discounted hotel blocks at seven area hotels. We also have RV camping available at the NC State Fairgrounds (includes a free shuttle to the events).

IBMA Hotel Block instructions are included in your event ticket confirmation email.

Directions & Parking

IBMA World of Bluegrass takes place in the heart of downtown Raleigh and stretches from Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts all the way up to the State Capital grounds, as well as in and around the Raleigh Convention Center, which also has convenient parking and is accessible for people with disabilities.

Our partners at Visit Raleigh have information on all the ways you can get around the capitol city in addition to designated parking areas!

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Getting Around Raleigh

Accessibility

The International Bluegrass Music Association, the City of Raleigh, event producer PineCone, and all of the members of the Local Organizing Committee welcome ALL bluegrass fans to Raleigh.

In this ADA section, learn more about drop-off points, accessible viewing areas around stages, mobility options, quiet spaces, sighted guides, restrooms, public transportation and parking, and more!

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IBMA Policies

TERMS OF USE

PRIVACY POLICY

The International Bluegrass Music Association is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone at all IBMA-produced events.

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

Support Bluegrass

The IBMA is the non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrass professionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrass community worldwide.

Your support drives our mission and helps us achieve new goals. When you support IBMA, you support the bluegrass community worldwide.

BECOME AN IBMA MEMBER

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

Sponsor & Advertise

Bluegrass values of authenticity, family, and community reflect well on your brand when you partner with the IBMA.

IBMA World of Bluegrass has grown to over 223,000 attendees and over $12 million in annual economic impact over six years in Raleigh, NC.

We offer a diverse range of advertising & sponsorship opportunities. Activate your brand on the largest platform for bluegrass music in the world!

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