World of Bluegrass 2014
A comprehensive look at World of Bluegrass 2014 events.
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Where: Raleigh, North Carolina. When: The IBMA Business Conference: #WOB #IBMA #Raleigh and Bluegrass Ramble Showcase: Tuesday, September 30 – Thursday, October 2 The IBMA Awards Show: Thursday, October 2 Wide Open Bluegrass Festival: Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 Can you believe how great 2013 was? • Estimated cumulative total attendance: Over 150,000 • 1,616 Professional Development attendees • 156 sets at 30 Bluegrass Ramble evening showcases on 7 stages • 140,000 total attendees at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival • Over 100 Exhibitors • LOCAL/REGIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT – ESTIMATED $10 MILLION in direct visitor spending for Raleigh and Wake County, according to the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor’s Bureau …and you’re invited to make this year even more impressive. To register and purchase tickets, go to www.ibma.org, or fill out and send in the registration form attached to: IBMA 608 W. Iris Drive, Nashville TN 37204. BUSINESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2014 Subject to change; more details to come Tuesday, Sept. 30 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Noon 1-2:30 p.m. Registration Opens Bluegrass Music Higher Education Forum Orientation for Attendees DIY: Producing Your Own Sound (Bil VornDick, Ben DeBarry, Ethan Ballinger) Nitty Gritty of Contracts (Mike Drudge) Reaching Audiences Outside Bluegrass (Amy Reitnouer, Steve Johnson, William Lewis, Steve Ruffo) The Digital Get Down: An Online Focus (Bandzoogle, Yep Roc, ReverbNation) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Membership Constituency Meetings 2-3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Film Festival 4-5:30 p.m. Keynote Address Reception 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. After Hours Privately Hosted Showcases at The Marriott Wednesday, Oct. 1 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 9-10 a.m. Registration Open Story Telling Session with the North Carolina History Museum 8-Noon Talent Buyers Focus 10:15-11:45 a.m. Risky Business: Be a Risk Management Master (Elizabeth Wightman) Video Voodoo (Nate Shuppert) Mastering Stage Presence (Pattie Hopkins, Mark Dillon) Noon-2 p.m. Showcase Lunch & Momentum Awards 2-3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Film Festival 2:30-4 p.m. Marketing Your Band: Press Kits to Web Hits (Emilee Warner, Molly Driessen) I’ve Had the Time of My Life: A Festival/Events Focus (Greyfox, Willow Oak Park; Red, White and Bluegrass) 2:30-4 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. 2-6 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. Cultivating the Craft: A Songwriters Focus DJ Taping Sessions Exhibit Hall Open Talent Buyers Reception Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases After Hours Privately Hosted Showcases at The Marriott Thursday, Oct. 2 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 9-10 a.m. 9-10:30 am 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 1-5 p.m. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 2-3 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m. 7:30-10 p.m. 10-11:30 p.m. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Registration Open Story Telling Session with the Earl Scruggs Center Masters of Acoustic Live Sound (Ben Surratt, more) It’s a Man’s World: Businesswomen in Bluegrass (Cindy Baucom, Emilee Warner, Trish Galfano, Bev Paul) Getting Paid for Making Stuff Up (Licensing & Royalties) (Dan Keen, Lisa Jacobi) How to Gig Through Europe (Greg Cahill, Chris Jones, Angelika Torrie) Special Awards Luncheon Exhibit Hall Open Songwriter Showcase Song Demo Listening Session Gig Fair All Together Now: An Associations Focus (Dwight Worden) International Bluegrass Music Awards Foundation for Bluegrass Music After Party Local Grass Evening Showcases Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases After Hours Privately Hosted Showcases at The Marriott odshed your wo , gs ba ur yo ck pa ou Y r. ca ur yo up s ga or t You buy your plane ticke preparation for in l al – ch ee sp tor va ele ur yo e tic ac pr e yb ma d favorite tunes, an nce. ere nf Co s es in us B A M IB e th at u yo r fo en making something happ We’re putting together a great mix of exciting content to help you succeed! More events, presenters and details are coming soon, but check out the new stuff we have in store! Introducing: Afternoon Focus Sessions • • • More new and exciting events: Intimate, focused concentration Attendees will interact with experts and peers in the industry in a group-mentor style session Each session will be different depending on the subject and experts involved, including: u Associations u Songwriters u Events and Festivals u The Digital Space If you consider • The return of DJ Taping Sessions with enhanced sound quality! • A special two-day Talent Buyer Focus: Especially for event producers and agents, with a new pitching yourself a professional session, reception, an expanded Gig Fair and discounts for first time talent buyer attendees! in bluegrass, or if you • An increased and diversified talent buyer pool for the Gig Fair (sign up for an appointment now on ibma.org!) ever aspire to be, taking • The Inaugural IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival. part in the various • The Bluegrass in Higher Education Symposium, bringing together students, faculty and staff of bluegrass music college programs. Business Conference • A specialized IBMA digital media team dedicated to interacting with social media users, communicating need-to-know info and responding to questions in real time. offerings is essential to • Free band website critiques by Bandzoogle. your week at World of • A new and improved Business Conference program book available in digital format. • Enhanced networking opportunities. Bluegrass. #WOB #IBMA • And MORE! #Raleigh The Bluegrass Ramble Showcase: See and hear what’s new and exciting in the World of Bluegrass! The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA’s innovative series of showcases in clubs and restaurants throughout downtown Raleigh. Official showcase performances at the IBMA’s annual World of Bluegrass Business Conference form the premier platform for introducing talent and new music to the bluegrass community. With over 150 showcase performances last year, the World of Bluegrass’ Bluegrass Ramble Showcase is an integral part of the week that you won’t want to miss! • • • New, dedicated transportation system: The Bluegrass Express – with extended hours – running nonstop between hotels and Bluegrass Ramble venues, provided by the city of Raleigh, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Two official showcase stages in the Raleigh Convention Center New streamlined schedule for the Bluegrass Ramble: Tuesday, Sept. 30 (7 p.m.-2 a.m.), Wednesday, Oct. 1 (7 p.m.-2 a.m.), and Thursday, Oct. 2 (10 p.m.-2 a.m.) The Bluegrass Ramble showcases will be held in the following venues: Don’t miss your chance to see IBMA’s official 2014 showcase bands: Barbwire, Becky Buller, Compton & Newberry, Constant Change, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Davidson Brothers, Donna Ulisse, Driven, Flatt Lonesome, Helen Highwater Stringband, Irene Kelley, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Jim Lauderdale, Monroe Crossing, Moore Brothers Band, Mr Sun, Mustered Courage, New Country Rehab, Newtown, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, Red June, Sister Sadie, Special Consensus, The Barefoot Movement, The Danberrys, The Earl Brothers, The Grass Cats, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Railsplitters and The Rigneys... Plus even more great bands and surprise collaborations presented by our Ramble co-sponsors! Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom Stage Raleigh Convention Center Workshop Stage The Architect Bar & Social House: 108 12 E. Hargett Street, http://www.architectbar.com/ Kings: 14 W. Martin Street, http://kingsbarcade.com/ Lincoln Theatre: 430 S. Dawson Street, www.lincolntheatre.com Pour House Music Hall: 224 S. Blount Street, http://www.thepourhousemusichall.com/ Tir Na Nog: 218 S. Blount Street, http://www.tnnirishpub.com/ Vintage Church at the Long View Center: 117 S West Street, http://vintagenc.com Prices are as follows, but your pass comes free with a business conference registration: Passes IBMA Members All Access Ramble Pass $60 Single-Day All Access Ramble $20 Non Members $75 $25 The 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium October 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Itâ€™s bluegrass musicâ€™s biggest night! Join us as we recognize, celebrate and honor those who have excelled in making bluegrass music. Be there for once-in-a-lifetime speeches, moments that leave you breathless, and to be in the company of some of the best musicians in the world! The annual Awards Show brings out the best in our bluegrass community and is the largest broadcast of any bluegrass special with an estimated coverage of 20 million worldwide in 2013! Get your tickets early since it is sure to sell out! Be in the audience as bluegrass history is made. Members of IBMA are given priority on ticket availability and seating. See the registration form for complete details and pricing. For tickets, visit ibma.org/world-of-bluegrass/buy-tickets. IBMA 25th Awards Show Ticket Prices IBMA Lifetime Member IBMA Professional & Grassroots Members General Public Prime Seating $90 $95 $105 Mezzanine Seating $50 $55 $65 Balcony Seating $40 $45 $55 Join IBMA profe as a ssion a mem ber a l nd vote! presents Red Hat Amphitheater and Raleigh Convention Center An initial list of festival performers includes: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with Bruce Hornsby, Del McCoury Band with special guests, the return of Hot Rize, Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, and the Wide Open Jam featuring the superstar lineup of Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan …and more to be announced in the coming weeks! With over 140,000 festival goers last year, Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, presented by PNC, is the biggest of its kind. With three stages and the most unforgettable jams, you don’t want to miss out on another sold-out year! Tickets can be bought online at etix.com, search: Wide Open Bluegrass or simply fill out the registration form in the back. During the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival make sure to check out the Master Workshop stage inside the Raleigh Convention Center, fun classes and presentations, and the free Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival complete with four stages, a dance tent, delicious vendors and local artisans! Friday, Oct. 3 9-10 a.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. Noon – 11 p.m. Noon-6 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m. –2 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Noon Noon-5 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Town Hall Membership Meeting Exhibit Hall open (free to public) Bluegrass Film Room open Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage Live Band Coaching with Stephen Mougin Take Good Care: Instrument TLC (with Caleb Smith, Larry Barnwell, and more) Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival Workshop Stage open Conversations Between Pros and Their Heroes Wernick Method Jam Class (With Gilbert Nelson, bring your instrument!) Celebrity Jam Wide Open Bluegrass Late Night Workshop Stage Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage Exhibit Hall open (free to public) Bluegrass at the Movies room open Vintage Instrument Tasting (with Tony Williamson, Wayne Henderson, Noam Pikelny, Tom Gray) Songwriters on Songs (with Donna Ulisse, Mark ‘Brink’ Brinkman, Jerry Salley, Rick Lang, Russell Johnson, and Wayne Taylor) North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship Workshop Stage open Sing Out Loud!: A Vocal Workshop with the Duke Voice Care Center Kickin’ Back with Ladies in ‘Grass (with Missy Raines, Kimber Ludiker, Claire Lynch) Wernick Method Jam Class (with Gilbert Nelson, bring your instrument!) Celebrity Jam Wide Open Bluegrass Late Night #WOB #IBMA Workshop Stage #Raleigh THE BLUEGRASS EXPO Open Wednesday – Saturday (Friday and Saturday free) The Bluegrass Expo Hall is the central gathering place to browse, do business, and connect. Take advantage of opportunities to connect with thousands of attendees who will be walking through the exhibit hall over four days. • Best of both worlds: increased traffic and easy access to both Business Conference attendees and weekend festival goers • Located in an indoor, spacious but protected and securable environment • Entire week’s attendance was over 150,000 last year! We expect an even larger crowd this year! • Register at ibma.org or use the attached form. Booth Size Single, 10x10 Double, 20x10 Quad, 20x20 Price $600 $920 $1200 Introducing: The Bluegrass Marketplace • • • Two-hour, concentrated “mini” exhibit hall High traffic, located on fourth floor ballroom foyer before the Special Awards luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9-11a.m. Giving opportunity to small businesses, service providers, songwriters, local & regional associations etc., that don’t fit the traditional four-day exhibit hall model • Affordable and appropriate alternative to the full exhibit hall • Each business is limited to one table #WOB #IBMA #Raleigh Travel and Lodging HOTELS Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown 919-832-0501 $99.00 per night Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center: 0.8 miles. Complimentary R Line Shuttle service available (R Line stop is across the street from the hotel) Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Downtown 919-825-4770 $139.00 per night Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center: 1.5 miles. Complimentary R Line shuttle service is available and the R Line stop is one block from the hotel. Hilton North Raleigh/ Midtown 3415 Wake Forest Road 919-872-2323 $101.00 per night Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center: 4.7 miles. Holiday Inn Express Gorman Raleigh Southwest – NC State Hotel 3741 Thistledown Drive 919-854-0001 $89.99 per night Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center: 4.7 miles. Red Roof Inn Raleigh Convention Center NCSU 1813 S. Saunders Street 919-833-6005 $69.99 per night Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center: 2.2 miles. Travel by Train Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to the World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, NC (travel between September 27, 2014 – October 07, 2014). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent and use the promotional code: X11T-907. Tent and RV CAMPING • • • • • • • • • The IBMA is again offering camping at the NC State Fairgrounds. 50 sites for IBMA attendees for September 30- October 4 $25 per unit per night for all campers/ RVs/ tents and includes full hook ups (water, sewer and electrical access). Internet access is also available. For reservations call Claudine Davis/ NC State Fairgrounds at 919.839.4501 or email her at Claudine.firstname.lastname@example.org with “WOB 2014” in the subject line. Downtown RV & Bus Parking 30 RV parking spaces conveniently located between the Marriott and the Performing Arts Center For self-contained RVs or those just needing day parking Electricity and hook ups are not provided Only $15 per day, per space, with oversize units charged depending upon the number of spaces required. To reserve a spot, please email Julie Brakenbury at email@example.com . ZIMRIDE – Carpool to World of Bluegrass! Save some gas money and the planet, and make new friends while you’re at it by carpooling to the events! We’ve teamed up with Zimride to connect World of Bluegrass attendees who want to keep their wallets full for the Expo Hall. Simply visit www.zimride.com/events/worldofbluegrass2014 to sign up! REGISTRATION FORM Name _____________________________________________________________________ One Day Attendees Only ___ Tuesday 9/30 Additional business conference attendees ________________________________________ Special Meals ___ Vegetarian Option Contact Information __________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip _______________________________________________________________ Country _________________________________________________________ Phone ____ Email ______________________ Website __________________________________ ___ Check here if you do NOT want contact information published. IBMA Membership o Professional Organization o Professional Individual o Lifetime o Grass Roots (Fan) o Non-Member If youâ€™re not an IBMA member but would like to be, please refer to the membership information below. By becoming a member you are entitled to member pricing and priority seating for the awards show, plus other great benefits! A. IBMA Membership Would you like to join IBMA or renew your membership? ___ Yes, please sign me up for IBMA membership and valuable discounts. ___ Please RENEW my membership at this time. ___ Grass Roots (Fan) $40/year ___ Professional Individual $75/year ___ Professional Organization $205/year ___ Lifetime $1000 Membership Dues Paid Total (A) ______________________ Place total Membership Dues paid on line A at the end of this form. B. IBMA Business Conference Badge Information Name______________________________________________________________________ Company / Group ____________________________________________________________ City, State __________________________________________________________________ Check One o Artist o Artist Support o Event Producer o Television o Agent o Services o Merchandiser o Journalist o Record Label o Publicist o Radio Broadcaster o Electronic Media o Composer o Record Distributor o Event Tech Services o Photographer o Manager o Publisher o Luthier o Educator o Associations o Recording Services o Webcaster o Fan REGISTER NOW AT IBMA.ORG ___ Wednesday 10/1 ___ Thursday 10/2 Business Conference Fees Total (B) _________________________ Place total Business Conference Fees on line B at the end of this form. C. IBMA Awards Show Tickets Lifetime IBMA Members IBMA Members Prime $90 $95 Mezzanine $50 $55 Balcony $40 $45 Non Members Number Attending $105 _____________ $65 _____________ $55 _____________ Total IBMA Award Show Tickets (C) _________________________ Place total IBMA Award Show Tickets on line C at the end of this form. D. Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Reserved Two-Day Single-Day General Admission Two-Day Single-Day Children 14 and under - GA ONLY Two-Day Single-Day ___ Friday 10/3 ___ Saturday 10/4 Members $120 $60 $80 $40 $60 $30 Non-Members Number Attending $140 $70 _____________ _____________ $100 $50 _____________ _____________ $70 $35 _____________ _____________ Total Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Tickets (D) _________________________ Place total Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Tickets on line D at the end of this form. E. Showcase Pass Members Non-Members Number Attending $100 $150 ______________ Total for Showcase Pass Tickets (E) _________________________ Place total Showcase Pass Tickets on line E at the end of this form. Totals __________ A. IBMA Membership __________ B. IBMA Business Conference __________ C. IBMA Awards Show __________ D. Wide Open Bluegrass Festival __________ E. Showcase Pass __________ Grand Total Card # __________________________________________________ Method of Payment Card Type Expiration Date _____ / __________ CVV # ________________ ___ Visa Conference Registration Members Non-Members No. Attending Name on Card ___________________________________________ ___ MasterCard Full Attendee (3 Days) $240 $290 ______________ ___ American Expres Billing Address ___________________________________________ Single Day $100 $100 ______________ ___ Discover Mail this form with payment to: IBMA, 608 W. Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204 Call and register at 888-GET-IBMA or (615) 256-3222 Register online at www.ibma.org Note: Wide Open Bluegrass Festival tickets are available at www.etix.com or by calling IBMA. Sponsorships and Advertising Sponsorships and Advertising Take the opportunity to associate your business name and brand as a sponsor, an advertiser, or a showcase sponsor this year at World of Bluegrass. More than 150,000 people were present for all parts of World of Bluegrass 2013, and we expect even higher participation and impressions—in person and online—this year. • Dozens of sponsorship opportunities Packages may be customized to fit your needs and price range. Contact Susan Woelkers for exciting sponsorship ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (615) 497-4801. • Become a Bluegrass Ramble Co-sponsor. Named after a classic Bill Monroe tune, “The Bluegrass Ramble” is a nine-stage downtown Raleigh series of artist showcases that takes place during the IBMA Business conference, Tuesday – Thursday, Primary Version Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 There are still a few nights open for Bluegrass Ramble Co-Sponsors to present artists at 11 p.m., midnight and 1 a.m. Sponsorship rates vary from $600-800/night, depending on the size of the venue. Contact Nancy Cardwell for more details: 615-256-3222 or email@example.com Reversed for Dark Backgrounds By popular demand, IBMA’s “After Hours Showcases” are returning! • Scheduled during Ramble hours (Tue – Thur, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the Marriott City Center hotel in Raleigh), room rental from IBMA is $450/night. • We still have some slots open, but they won’t last long! • Contact Nancy Cardwell for details: 615-256-3222, nancyc@ibma. org. 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