Connect, discover, and grow through a calendar filled with networking opportunities, cutting edge professional development sessions, showcases, our exhibit hall, and special events that will empower you to succeed!
Featured events include the IBMA Keynote Address by Dudley Connell, the Gig Fair, IBMA Industry & Momentum Awards Luncheons, and the IBMA Town Hall Meeting.
IBMA’s official showcase series is the premier platform for introducing talent and new material to the bluegrass community. Thousands of bluegrass fans fill six venues throughout Downtown Raleigh over three nights to catch the newest in bluegrass music!
Our lineup includes 30 bands performing their own brand of bluegrass music PLUS 10 additional international bands streaming virtually from around the globe!
The biggest night on the bluegrass calendar, featuring once-in-a-lifetime moments and outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass.
Hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters
Hall of Fame Inductees The Stoneman Family, Lynn Morris, and Alison Krauss
Performances by Sister Sadie, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Balsam Range, The Del McCoury Band, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, and more!
The largest urban bluegrass festival of its kind! This year’s festival features IBMA and GRAMMY award-winning legends, top-notch emerging acts, and unforgettable collaborations. Ticketed Main Stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater plus seven FREE street stages!
Performers include Tray Wellington Band; Mile Twelve; Sister Sadie; Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz & Bryan Sutton; The Del McCoury Band; The Gina Furtado Project; The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; Jerry Douglas, Odessa Settles & Edgar Meyer; Steep Canyon Rangers; Yonder Mountain String Band, and more!