Official Showcases are the premier platform for introducing talent and new music to the bluegrass community during IBMA World of Bluegrass ®. Each selected showcase act will perform at least twice during the week — typically once during the IBMA Business Conference and once at an IBMA Bluegrass Ramble venue.
All emerging bluegrass bands, as well as established bands with new music or new personnel, are encouraged to apply. If you want to get your act or new material in front of top bluegrass talent buyers, our official showcase opportunity is for YOU. Thousands of bluegrass fans fill six venues throughout Downtown Raleigh over three nights to catch the newest in bluegrass music!
Thank you to this year’s Official Showcase Artists who participated in the 2023 IBMA Bluegrass Ramble.
The following artists were selected by the IBMA Showcase Selection Committee as IBMA Official Showcase Artists: Alex Leach; Arkansauce, Backline, Buster Sledge, Caleb Bailey & Paine’s Run, Corner House, DownRiver Collective, Golden Shoals, Grain Thief, Into The Fog, J.M. Clifford, Lori King & Junction 63, Magpie the Band, Mild Goose Chase, Prairie Wildfire, Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light, Remedy Tree, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run, Sicard Hollow, Swamptooth, Taff Rapids Stringband, The Faux Paws, The High & Wides, The Ruta Beggars, The Tennessee Bluegrass Band, Thomas Cassell, United States Navy Band Country Current, Violet Bell, Wyatt Ellis
IBMA Songwriter Showcase
Spotlighting ten selected songwriters or songwriting teams.
Agents, labels, artists, & corporate partners can sponsor showcases throughout the week.
IBMA Kids on Bluegrass program and IBMA Youth Stage during IBMA Bluegrass Live!
Bluegrass College Band Showcase
The IBMA Foundation hosts a showcase of college bluegrass bands from across the country.
International Band Performance Grant Program
The IBMA International Band Performance Grant Program provides financial assistance and additional performance opportunities for non-U.S. bands.