Whether you are promoting talent or your brand, the IBMA offers a variety of opportunities for sponsoring showcases, including IBMA Bluegrass Ramble, Afterhours Showcases in the Marriott, and Afternoon Showcases in the Raleigh Convention Center.
Most sponsored showcases allow the sponsor to present acts of its choosing, but the IBMA is happy to assist with curation as needed.
The IBMA Bluegrass Ramble is an innovative series of showcases in clubs and restaurants throughout downtown Raleigh. The Ramble is comprised of five downtown Raleigh venues plus two stages in the Raleigh Convention Center. The City of Raleigh provides free bus transportation during full Ramble hours, running continuously from venue to venue.
Afterhours showcases are hosted on the lobby-level of the Marriott City Center. Rooms are suitable for acoustic performance, but a light rig may be desirable. A/V and requisite power (beyond standard 110V) provided by the sponsor. Free staging provided by the Marriott on a first-come-first-served basis. Catered food and beverage available from the Marriott.
Afternoon showcases are hosted on two stages in the Raleigh Convention Center. These showcases are open only to business conference attendees. Wednesday afternoon showcases can be curated by the sponsor. Thursday afternoon showcases are programmed with IBMA Official Showcase Artists and are offered for sponsorship as branding opportunities.