IBMA World of Bluegrass 2021 will return to Raleigh, N.C. as an in-person experience with adjustments for health and safety, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.

The five-day event includes the IBMA Business Conference, the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcase series, the 32nd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, and IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC.

Organizers are working diligently to incorporate health and safety measures per local, state, and CDC recommendations at the time of the event, with detailed protocols and safety measures to be outlined this summer. In addition to providing safe in-person IBMA World of Bluegrass experience, the organization will also supplement with virtual access to many of the week’s events.

As planning for the 2021 event takes shape, IBMA has extended its contract with the City of Raleigh through 2024, ensuring that Raleigh will remain a destination for bluegrass music for years to come.

Updates: www.WorldOfBluegrass.org