IBMA Awards Show Will Move to Raleigh, N.C.

The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) will relocate their annual World of Bluegrass Week to Raleigh, N.C., for three years starting in 2013. The event includes a business conference, trade show, awards show and fan concerts. The World of Bluegrass Week will take place Sept. 23-29, 2013, at the downtown Raleigh Convention Center, the Raleigh Amphitheatre and Memorial Auditorium, with numerous hotels located nearby. The IBMA World of Bluegrass week has taken place in Owensboro, Ky., and Louisville, Ky., prior to moving to Nashville in 2005. The IBMA organization will remain based in Nashville.