Up to 10 Youth artists will be invited in 2019 to perform on the IBMA’s Youth Stage during PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, September 27-28 in Raleigh, NC. IBMA Youth artists are chosen by the IBMA Youth Council through a juried selection process that takes into consideration the applicant’s entertainment value, level of professionalism, potential appeal and quality of work.
Each act must contain at least two (2) members between the ages of 5 and 25. Applicant does NOT have to be an IBMA member. In addition to general applicant information, the following materials will be needed to complete the application:
- Name, email, and role (i.e. banjo, fiddle) of each member of the applying act
- One studio recorded song (mp3 format only, an optional second recording may be submitted as well)
- One Hi-Res artist photo
- An artist bio with artist location, names/roles of band members (if known at time of application), description of the artist’s sound, and note of any recently released recordings
- A stage plot, indicating locations of instruments, instrument mics, vocal mics, and any other equipment (i.e. amp, pre-amp)
Invited acts receive a special $100 rate for IBMA Business Conference registration* along with featured promotion of the act in the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass wrap-up.