Thursday, 28 February 2013

Registration and hotel bookings open for IBMA's WOB 2013

Registration for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013 events – as well as hotel reservations – opens 1 March 2013. The five-day event, which takes place 24-28 September, is bluegrass music’s annual industry gathering and family reunion, held for the first time in Raleigh, North Carolina. IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organisation for the global bluegrass music community.

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013 will take place at the Greater Raleigh Convention Center, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Red Hat Amphitheater — all within easy walking distance of each other. Evening showcases will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center and at various venues in town. The festival portion of World of Bluegrass – named 'Wide Open Bluegrass' this year – will take place Friday and Saturday, 27-28 Sept., and will also feature a street fair with music stages, vendors, concessions, youth activities, and the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship.

Regular World of Bluegrass attendees will be pleased to learn that, in addition to opening ticket sales earlier this year, all tickets and hotel rates are lower than in recent years.

Visit or call 1-888-GET-IBMA for more details and to purchase tickets/ register for World of Bluegrass 2013. Follow IBMA’s World of Bluegrass news at Facebook and on Twitter (@intlbluegrass, #ibma, #wob2013, #bluegrass).