IBMA Official Showcase

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 2024 lineup will be announced later this spring!

2024 Tickets Now on Sale!

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

More Showcase Opportunities

IBMA Songwriter Showcase

Spotlighting ten selected songwriters or songwriting teams.

Sponsored Showcases

Agents, labels, artists, & corporate partners can sponsor showcases throughout the week.


Youth Showcases

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.

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