More ways than ever to get involved in bluegrass music!

Youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more will be taking place all week at IBMA World of Bluegrass!

Downtown Raleigh
September 29th – Oct. 3rd, 2020
Raleigh, NC

Why Attend

The IBMA Youth Council organizes an incredible track of events just for youth, including:

  • Youth Stage at IBMA Bluegrass Live!
  • The IBMA’s Kids On Bluegrass program
  • Open Youth-Only Room for picking and hanging out all week!
  • Official kickoff party on Wednesday at 5pm in the Youth Room with food, drinks, and lots of jamming!
  • Workshops, band drop-ins, and more!
  • Chances to hang out, pick, and make friends from around the world!

And it’s all FREE!


The IBMA Youth Council is pulling together a dynamic set of workshops, jams, artist drop-ins and more to make the IBMA World of Bluegrass Youth Events better than ever!

Check back this summer for details!

IBMA Bluegrass Live! Youth Stage

The IBMA Youth Council hosts the Youth Stage on Friday and Saturday during IBMA Bluegrass Live! with full sets by 10 youth bands across the two-day festival!



Kids On Bluegrass

The Kids On Bluegrass program spotlights the talents of young bluegrass musicians and singers (4-17 years old) at IBMA World of Bluegrass. There’s no better opportunity for youth to create, arrange, and perform bluegrass music in addition to building lifelong friendships.


Bluegrass College Showcase

The IBMA Foundation works with institutions of higher education to encourage young bluegrass musicians to pursue bluegrass on a serious level. During IBMA World of Bluegrass, college ensembles will have the opportunity to perform on our Youth Stage and spread the word about their programs. For more information, contact the IBMA Foundation.

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