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Awards Announcements Wednesday, July 26th!

Tune into Sirius XM or follow IBMA's Facebook Live stream starting at 10 AM Central on Tuesday, July 26th. Host Kyle Cantrell will be joined by Balsam Range, Sierra Hull and Justin Moses, who will announce the final five nominees in each of the IBMA Award categories, and perform live. We will also announce the 2017 inductees into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, as well as the recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Awards. Nominees, inductees and recipients will also be announced in real time on Twitter.
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Rhiannon Giddens Delivers Keynote at World of Bluegrass 2017

IBMA is excited to announce that distinguished old-time musician and 2016 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo, Rhiannon Giddens, will deliver the 2017 World of Bluegrass Business Conference in Raleigh, NC, on Tuesday, September 26th. 

Final Ballot August 1 -15

The final ballot for the 2017 IBMA Awards, honoring excellence in the field of bluegrass, go out to voting members on August 1st. After announcing the final five nominees in each category at 10 AM Central on July 26th (broadcast on Sirius XM and streamed on Facebook Live via IBMA's page), members have between August 1st and August 15th to vote. Winners will be announced at the IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, NC, 7:30 PM, Thursday, September 28th.

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Wide Open Bluegrass Main Stage 2017!

We have a thrilling lineup for Wide Open Main Stage. You've got to get to Raleigh! September 29-30, 2017. Need tickets?