Volunteers are critical to a successful event!

For more than two decades, our volunteers have proven this beyond any doubt. Whether you are a seasoned returning volunteer or a new talent, join a stellar team of folks working to make IBMA World of Bluegrass a world-class music industry event!

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Official Showcases at IBMA World of Bluegrass form the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community.

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

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

Perform for thousands of attendees on one of our many StreetFest stages during IBMA Bluegrass Live!

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Exhibit with Us!

Three exhibiting options allow you to tailor your engagement with over 12,000 IBMA World of Bluegrass attendees! Choose from full-week, Conference-only, or Festival-only options to engage with the best audiences for your business!

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The IBMA Youth Council curates a special series of events just for youth at IBMA World of Bluegrass, offering more ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music!

  • Youth Stage at IBMA Bluegrass Live!
  • IBMA Kids On Bluegrass program
  • IBMA Youth Room
    • An official kickoff party Wednesday followed by seminars, band drop-ins, and an opportunity to hang out, pick, and make friends from around the world!
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Submit your session proposal now for the IBMA Business Conference!

Proposals can be submitted by bluegrass and general music industry professionals.  Proposals may be considered for the IBMA Business Conference OR for IBMA Bluegrass Live! (Convention Center educational and workshop sessions, not stage performances).

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Awards Voting and Nomination

IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in bluegrass music.

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Distinguished Achievement Awards

Honoring forerunners and ambassadors for bluegrass music.

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Special Awards

Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.

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Momentum Awards

Recognizing artists and entrepreneurs who are in the early years of their bluegrass music careers.

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Sponsor & Advertise

Authenticity, honesty, loyalty, family, and community are values fundamental to the bluegrass lifestyle.

Bluegrass values reflect well on your brand when you partner with the IBMA.

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