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WORLD OF BLUEGRASS World of Bluegrass Week has a New Home in Raleigh, North Carolina! With the move, the IBMA Board of Directors, staff and our City of Raleigh partners have been working hard to re-structure, re-image and re-energize World of Bluegrass week! • Condensed event week

• 30% (or more) savings on hotel costs • Newer, updated facilities

• Compact campus with all facilities easily accessible • Outdoor festival stage

• More music all week at the new “Bluegrass Ramble” artist showcases!

IBMA Business Conference Raleigh Convention Center September 24-26 Top 10 reasons to attend the Business Conference 1. Meet people with the same interests and experiences, expanding your network for future business relationships.

2. Learn about new opportunities in your field, and learn about other fields you may be interested or skilled in, too. 3. Challenge yourself to consider new ideas and approaches and how to apply them. 4. An opportunity to exhibit, demonstrate or share your product or service.

5. Spark creativity and innovation! Inspiration to write or create something new.

6. Find answers to business challenges you’ve been facing, and how to avoid them in the future. 7. Showcase your talents for media, and establish new PR opportunities. 8. Get face-to-face time with current and future business colleagues. 9. Renew and reinvigorate the approach to your business.

10. To encourage and mentor others, sharing your expertise with new members of the bluegrass community. Whether you’re green to the bluegrass world or a veteran of the industry – there are always new topics to explore, quality presentations from which to learn, and fascinating people to meet at World of Bluegrass week. The Business Conference is your opportunity to get serious about the business at hand, while building for the future, making long-lasting memories, and enjoying the ride.

Schedule Tuesday September 24 2013 10am-8pm 12noon 1-2:30pm

2:30-3:30pm 4-5:30pm 6pm-2am

Registration Open Orientation for Attendees Seminars: - Grant Writing Workshop - Creating a Business Model for your Bluegrass Venture - Recruiting & Maintaining Volunteers for Associations & Events Membership Constituency Meetings Pre-Bluegrass Ramble hors d’oeuvres & Keynote Reception, sponsored by the Raleigh Convention Center Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club, Raleigh Convention Center

Wednesday September 25 2013 8am-9pm 9-10am

Registration Open Story Telling Sessions with COD breakfast: North Carolina’s Roots Music Heritage


Noon-2pm 3-4:30pm

3-6pm 6-7:30pm 6pm-2am

Seminars: - The Bluegrass Merch Table - Bluegrass Radio Today - Performing Gigs & Festivals Abroad Showcase Lunch & Momentum Awards Seminars: - Women in Bluegrass: Then and Now - Grant Writing Part 2 - TBA Artist Showcases (Convention Center) Receptions (DJ & Artists, Agents & Talent Buyers) Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club, Raleigh Convention Center

Thursday September 26 2013 8am-5pm 8am 9-10am 9-10:30am

11am-1pm 1pm 2-3pm 1-5pm 2-3:30pm

2-3pm 5:30-7pm 7:30-10pm 10pm-2am

Registration Open Sign up for Gig Fair Appointments Storytelling Session with COD breakfast: Remembering Josh Graves Seminars: - Business Models for Luthiers - Negotiating Contracts for Bands - Connecting with Audiences for Events and Associations Special Awards Luncheon Songwriter Showcase Gig Fair Exhibit Hall open Seminars: - How to Start a Band and Make it Work - Digital Media Trends - Music Publishing & Copyright for Songwriters Song Demo Listening Session Nominees Press Reception & Red Carpet International Bluegrass Music Awards Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club

BLUEGRASS RAMBLE Raleigh Convention Center / Various Clubs September 24-28 The “Bluegrass Ramble” is the new name and format for all showcasing that takes place throughout the week. Acts chosen as the Official Showcase Acts will join forces with all the companies, groups, associations, and more who want to present and promote their own talents, for a full week of music options! The Ramble will be spread among seven venues that are easily accessible from the Raleigh Convention Center. Each night, attendees can move from club to club to see a diverse group of talent. Venue details and Bluegrass Ramble times will be noted in the on-site printed program and in our new smartphone app. Entrance to Ramble showcase is included in your conference registration, Tuesday -Thursday (for any days that you are registered) or included in your Wide Open Bluegrass Festival admission, Friday-Saturday. If you don’t have tickets or registration, you may purchase a full week Ramble wristband or purchase per club/per night admission at the door of the club, the night of the show. Single admission is $10 per person.

Official Showcase Acts Invited to the Ramble Dave Adkins & Republik Steele The Bankesters Travers Chandler & Avery County Kristy Cox & Calder Highway Cumberland Gap Connection Detour Bill Evans Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys Front Country Grasstowne The Gravy Boys Band Todd Grebe and Cold Country Henhouse Prowlers The Honey Dewdrops Kathy Kallick Band

Kickin’ Grass Band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys Red Wine Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge Southern Raised Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys The Steel Wheels The Stray Birds Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line The Toy Hearts Wildfire Jeanette & Johnny Williams Wood & Wire

INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARDS Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium Hosted by The Steep Canyon Rangers Thursday September 26 - 7:30pm The annual salute to our music, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show brings the community together to honor our heroes, music makers, chart toppers and future stars! The Steep Canyon Rangers will be your hosts for this exciting show. Be there first hand to hear the recipients announced, see the unique performances and celebrate the accomplishments. Members of IBMA are given priority on ticket availability and seating. See the enclosed registration form for complete details and pricing.

For tickets call (888) 438-4262 or visit



Friday, September 27 Raleigh Convention Center Stage doors open at 9:00am 10:00-10:30am

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road


The Spinney Brothers


Marty Raybon & Full Circle

11:20-11:50am 12:40-1:10pm

Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen


Claire Lynch Band


Balsam Range with The Boxcars


Blue Highway

Red Hat Amphitheater Stage doors open at Noon 1:00-1:45pm

The Grass Cats


The SteelDrivers

2:00-2:45pm 4:00-5:00pm 5:15-6:15pm 6:30-7:30pm 7:45-9:00pm


Druha Trava

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Greensky Bluegrass

The Del McCoury Band Punch Brothers

Epic Collaboration with Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Mark Schatz

Saturday, September 28 Raleigh Convention Center Stage doors open at 9:00am 10:00-10:30am 10:40-11:10am


Audie Blaylock & Redline


Dale Ann Bradley



Noon-12:30pm 1:20-1:50pm 2:00-2:30pm 2:40-3:10pm 3:20-4:00pm

Darin & Brooke Aldridge Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Travelin' McCourys Peter Rowan

Kr端ger Brothers with the Kontras Quartet, "Appalachian Concerto"

Red Hat Amphitheater Stage doors open at Noon 1:00-1:45pm

Kickin' Grass Band


Della Mae

2:00-2:45pm`` 4:00-5:00pm 5:15-6:15pm 6:30-7:30pm 7:45-9:00pm


The Gibson Brothers Dailey & Vincent featuring Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune

Bela Fleck, Danny Paisley, Ronnie McCoury, Jason Carter, and Alan Bartram Seldom Scene

The Infamous Stringdusters

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell

*Schedule subject to change without notice.


WIDE OPEN BLUEGRASS Friday, September 27 8 am-10pm 10-11am 10 am-7pm 11am-12pm 10am-4pm Noon-1:30 pm

Noon-2pm Noon-11pm 2pm-11pm Noon-6pm 1-5pm 10pm-2am

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival - sales open Town Hall Membership Meeting Exhibit Hall open State of Bluegrass Town Hall Meeting Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage open Seminars: - PR & Publicity – A Team Effort - Getting the Most Out of An Interview - for Artists - Instrument “Tasting” Celebrity Jams Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fair Wide Open Bluegrass amphitheater stage open Red Hat Amphitheater Workshop Stage open Emerging Bands Track Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House, Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club

Saturday, September 28 8am-10pm 9am-11pm 10am-4pm 10am-7pm Noon Noon-1:30pm

Noon-2pm 2-11pm Noon-5pm 1-3pm 10pm-2am

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Sales open Wide Open Bluegrass Street Fair Wide Open Bluegrass Convention Center stage open Exhibit Hall open North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship - judging Seminars: - Staying Healthy on the Road - Call Backs and Bookings: How to Get Both - Trends in Bluegrass Education Celebrity Jams Wide Open Bluegrass amphitheater stage open Red Hat Amphitheater Workshop Stage open Youth Track Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases: The Longview Center, Pour House, Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, Lincoln Theater, The Architect Bar & Social Club


Consider “marquee” options to ensure attendees know you support these events. • Become an Event Sponsor • Become an Exhibitor • Co-Host a Venue for the Bluegrass Ramble • Advertise Sponsorship packages can be customized to fit your needs and can range in price from $2000 to $25,000. Interested companies should contact Nancy Cardwell today to learn more about these exclusive opportunities to share your brand! The Exhibit Hall becomes a central gathering spot for all attendees! With a shortened schedule, all participants will exhibit Thursday – Saturday. The hall will be open only to registered conference attendees on Thursday but will open up to public and festival goers on Friday and Saturday. This is an opportunity for over 30,000 people to pass by your booth and become potential customers. Download all exhibit information from or contact Joe at: Co-Host a venue during the Bluegrass Ramble to present your artists, products and more! Want some dedicated stage time to show the folks what you got? Opportunities are limited, so act fast! Contact Nancy at: Advertising options are available in the printed programs.




Raleigh Marriott City Center



Sheraton Raleigh Hotel



Holiday Inn



Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown



Double Tree by Hilton



Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown



Holiday Inn Express Raleigh Southwest



Red Roof Inn



Downtown Parking There are several parking lots and garages around The Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheatre. Dependent on where you park, attendees should expect to pay a daily parking fee of $5.00 to $15.00 per day. Details on locations of lots and prices will be posted as they are known.

Camping Fully equipped camp sites are available at the NC State Fairgrounds which is approximately 5 miles from downtown and the main event campus (Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, etc). Cost is $25 per night and includes full hook ups. To Reserve: Contact Claudine Davis/ NC State Fairgrounds at 919-839-4501 or email her at Include "IBMA RV 2013" in the subject line of the email. There will also be limited RV and oversized vehicle parking in immediate proximity to the event campus for self contained RV's or those just needing day parking. Those spaces will be located across the street from the Marriott on the lot between the Marriott and the Performing Arts Center.

REGISTRATION FORM Contact Information Name _______________________________________________________________________ Additional business conference attendees ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ________________________________________________________________ Country ___________________________________ Phone ____________________________ Email _______________________________________________________________________ Website _____________________________________________________________________ ___ Check here if you do NOT want contact information published. IBMA Membership ___ Professional Organization ___ Grass Roots (Fan)

___ Professional Individual ___ Non-Member

___ Lifetime

If you are not an IBMA Member but would like to be, please refer to the membership information below. By becoming a member you are entitled to take advantage of member pricing for all events and priority seating for the Awards Show.

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) ___ Professional Individual ___ Professional Organization ___ Lifetime

$40/year $75/year $205/year $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 ____________________________________________________________________ Circle One

Artist Agent Record Label Composer Manager Associations

Artist Support Services Publicist Record Distributor Publisher Recording Services

Conference Registration Full Attendee (3 Days) Single Day One Day Attendees Only ___ Tuesday 9/24

Event Producer Merchandiser Radio Broadcaster Event Tech Services Luthier Webcaster


$240 $60

___ Wednesday 9/25


$290 $75

Television Journalist Electronic Media Photographer Educator Fan

Number Attending

_______________ _______________

___ Thursday 9/26

Special Meals

___ Vegetarian Option Business Conference Fees Total (B) _________________________ Place total Business Conference Fees on line B at the end of this form.

C. Awards Show Membership




Number Attending

Life Members Organizational Members Individual Members Grass Roots Club Non-Members

$90 $95 $95 $95 $105

$50 $55 $55 $55 $65

$40 $45 $45 $45 $55

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total Award Show Tickets (C) _________________________ Place total Award Show Tickets on line C at the end of this form.

D. Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Members


General Admission Single Day Reserved Admission Single Day

$40 $60

$50 $70

______________ ______________

General Admission TWO Day Reserved Admission TWO Day

$80 $120

$100 $140

______________ ______________

Children 14 & Under (GA Only - Single) Children 14 & Under (GA Only - 2 Day)

$30 $60

$35 $70

______________ ______________

___ Friday 9/27

Number Attending

___ Saturday 9/28

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 $100

Non-Members $150

Number Attending ______________

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. Awards Show __________ D. Wide Open Bluegrass Festival __________ E. Showcase Pass __________ Grand Total Method of Payment Card Type ___ Visa ___ MasterCard ___ American Expres ___ Discover Card # _______________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date _____ / __________

CVV # _____________________________

Name on Card ________________________________________________________________ Billing Address ________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

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

Note: Wide Open Bluegrass Festival tickets are available at or by calling IBMA.

IBMA 608 W. Iris Drive Nashville, TN 37204

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