The IBMA & North Carolina

The IBMA & North Carolina • The Mast Farm Inn is honored to be a lifetime organization member of The International Bluegrass Music Association since 2008. The IBMA is moving its signature event from Nashville to Raleigh, North Carolina for the next three years. It's a five day business conference, award show, and major music festival called World of Bluegrass. 

The IBMA & North Carolina • The IBMA is moving its signature event from Nashville to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the next three years. World of Bluegrass is a five day business conference, award show, and world class music festival. In fact it’s a family gathering, and the "World" of Bluegrass is a much bigger world than one as yet unfamiliar with the genre and event might imagine.
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The Mast Farm Inn is honored to be a lifetime organization member of The International Bluegrass Music Association and on the Board of Directors of The Foundation For Bluegrass Music. If you are a North Carolina company, organization, artist, resident or native, we invite you to become better informed, and to consider becoming a member of The IBMA to welcome IBMA to Our State. You can find more information on how to join and support the IBMA below.

A musical genre created by Bill Monroe and North Carolinian Earl Scruggs; Today’s Bluegrass is the freight train of American Music. Its deep roots in Celtic, Old-Time, Old-Country, Blues, and Jazz are blossoming into "some powerful glory".You don’t want to miss this unique historic opportunity to discover Bluegrass Today".
"A musical genre created by
Bill Monroe and North Carolinian Earl Scruggs; Today’s Bluegrass is the freight train of American Music. Its deep roots in Celtic, Old-Time, Old-Country, Blues, and Jazz are blossoming into "some powerful glory". Bluegrass has clearly become high-culture, and high-art. And tradition, heritage, legacy, meet down home nobility, and virtuoso sophistication, at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina. World of Bluegrass takes place from Tuesday September 24th through Saturday September 28th, 2013. You don’t want to miss this unique and historic opportunity to discover Bluegrass Today".

Today, Even Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bluegrass… as do pop star Adele, country star Dierks Bentley, and rock star Tommy Shaw. The Berklee College of Music and East Tennessee State University, have Bluegrass and Roots Music degrees, and you can’t swing a fiddle without hitting a bluegrass violinist classically trained from the age of three. Musical virtuosity, world-class vocalists and songwriting, along with the capability to perform studio album quality live, every time onstage, are a few defining characteristics of bluegrass.
World of Bluegrass 2013 • "Even Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bluegrass… as do pop star Adele, country star Dierks Bentley, and rock star Tommy Shaw. The Berklee College of Music and East Tennessee State University, have Bluegrass and Roots Music degrees, and you can’t swing a fiddle without hitting a bluegrass violinist classically trained from the age of three. Musical virtuosity, world-class vocalists and songwriting, along with the capability to perform studio album quality live, every time onstage, are a few defining characteristics of bluegrass. While the artistry is "tried and true", the old "trite and untrue" stereotypical assumptions and generalizations about the genre have in fact little to do with reality. It’s mighty serious business by mighty serious artists."
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About IBMA • IBMA is a non-profit trade association; Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community. IBMA is the one worldwide organization devoted to bluegrass music. Since 1985, we have built an impressive framework of member benefits and resources and, collectively, our efforts make sure bluegrass music is successful and growing in recognition.

IBMA is a non-profit trade association; Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community. IBMA is the one worldwide organization devoted to bluegrass music. Since 1985, we have built an impressive framework of member benefits and resources and, collectively, our efforts make sure bluegrass music is successful and growing in recognition
Types of Membership
IBMA offers three categories of membership: Professional, Grass Roots, and Youth. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Individual Annual Membership • $75
Individual Lifetime Membership • $1000
Organization Annual Membership • $205
Organization Lifetime Membership • $2500

GRASS ROOTS MEMBERSHIP
Annual Membership • $40

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP
Annual Membership • $15
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Click Here to Join online using IBMA’s secure server. Or call IBMA at 888-438-4262, or Click Here for more information, or click on the image below to contact IBMA.
Click Here to Join online using IBMA's secure server. Or call IBMA at 888-438-4262, or Click Here for more information, or click on the image below to contact IBMA.  

About The Raleigh Convention CenterSouthern-drenched courtesies mingling with 21st century know-how. A thriving downtown and over a thousand luxury hotel rooms just steps away. The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States.  The modern, 500,000 sq ft facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights. The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city's restaurants and hot spots.   In 2011, the center earned the honor of "Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting" from Convention South magazine.
About The Raleigh Convention Center • Southern-drenched courtesies mingling with 21st century know-how. A thriving downtown and over a thousand luxury hotel rooms just steps away. The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States.  The modern, 500,000 square foot facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights. The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city’s restaurants and hot spots.  In 2011, the center earned the honor of "Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting" from Convention South magazine.

About Raleigh, North Carolina • Lively, smart and unexpected, Greater Raleigh’s historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings—arts, festivals, sports, hospitality and shopping—in a one-of-a-kind capital setting make it a “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for leisure, business and events.  About Raleigh, North Carolina • Lively, smart and unexpected, Greater Raleigh’s historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings—arts, festivals, sports, hospitality and shopping—in a one-of-a-kind capital setting make it a “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for leisure, business and events.
About Raleigh, North Carolina • Lively, smart and unexpected, Greater Raleigh’s historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings—arts, festivals, sports, hospitality and shopping—in a one-of-a-kind capital setting make it a “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for leisure, business and events.

Links, Sources, Photo & Video Credits

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The Mast Farm Inn is a lifetime organization member of the IBMA, on several IBMA committees, a member and Alumni of The Leadership Bluegrass program, a member of The North Carolina Local Organizing Committee at The Raleigh Convention Center, and on the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Bluegrass Music. We develop Bluegrass related websites and social media channels, and we have presented a number of concert series both at World of Bluegrass and at the Inn. We will be presenting numerous showcases and concerts at World of Bluegrass featuring established and emerging North Carolina Bluegrass artists, and The Mast Farm Inn  will be featuring numerous special offers and packages for the period immediately before and immediately after World of Bluegrass. Stay Tuned. PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, has prepared an excellent summary and overview. Click Here to View

 

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