World of Bluegrass 2013
World of Bluegrass 2013 • "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."
"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, and legacy, meet down home nobility, and virtuoso sophistication, at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Tuesday September 24th through Saturday September 28th, 2013. You don’t want to miss this unique historic opportunity to discover and explore Bluegrass Today"
World of Bluegrass is Bluegrass music’s industry gathering and family reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina and is composed of three components: The Business Conference, The Awards, The Festival.
The International Bluegrass Music Association Business Conference • www.worldofbluegrass.org • Three days of non-stop development sessions, networking, showcases, meetings and and jams for everyone at all levels in the bluegrass music industry. Come learn, teach, meet, hear, play, conduct business and have fun! The fun usually takes care of itself at this signature bluegrass industry event. • Purchase Tickets • Reserve Lodging • Call 1-888-GET-IBMA or go to www.ibma.org to purchase World of Bluegrass registration and to make hotel reservations at discounted block rates.
The International Bluegrass Music Awards • www.ibmaawards.org • The single biggest night in bluegrass! The IBMA awards honor outstanding achievements and pioneering efforts in the music, bestowing the genre’s most important honors in almost 2-dozen categories. • Purchase Tickets • Reserve Lodging • Call 1-888-GET-IBMA or go to www.ibma.org to purchase IBMA Awards tickets, and to make hotel reservations at discounted block rates.
The Wide Open Bluegrass Festival • www.bluegrassfanfest.org • You’ll hear bands from around the world playing full throttle, "wide open" driving, traditional-edged bluegrass alongside edgy bands that draw from old-time string band, progressive, classical and jamgrass influences. • Purchase Tickets • Reserve Lodging • Call 1-888-GET-IBMA or go to www.ibma.org to purchase Wide Open Bluegrass festival passes, and to make hotel reservations at discounted block rates.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places.