World of Bluegrass Week

“Can’t Miss” Special Performances Abound 
At 2012 World of Bluegrass Week
40th Anniversary Will the Circle Be Unbroken Sing-along with John McEuen;
“Doc Watson Hour” with Buddy Greene, Ricky Skaggs, and more;
and star-filled tribute to Hazel Dickens featuring Alison Krauss, Kathy Mattea and MORE
are highlight events on this year’s schedule
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass Week, Sept. 24-30,
will get off to a festive start this Sunday when “The Travelin’
McCourys and Friends” host their free show at Cumberland Park after the
Tennessee Titans game.

That’s just the start of the incredible music performances at World of Bluegrass, a week of activities that includes a Business Conference, Thursday’s International Bluegrass Music Awards show and the weekend’s Fan Fest, all taking place at the Nashville Convention Center and the Ryman Auditorium.

Savvy
bluegrass fans know to expect special performances each evening on
Monday (Sept. 24), Tuesday (Sept. 25), and Wednesday (Sept. 26) after
the day’s work is done at the Business Conference. On these evenings,
dozens of groups — ranging from rising stars to beloved veteran
musicians — will showcase their bluegrass, and unique, star-filled
events will take place.

Highlights include:

  • Alison
    Krauss, Kathy Mattea, Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, Dudley Connell, James
    King, Della Mae, Tom Rozum, Sally Love, Todd Phillips & Special
    Guests: “Heart & Soul: A Concert Honoring Hazel Dickens”
     (Tuesday,
    Sept. 25, 6:15-7 p.m.); Nashville Convention Center, Level 1 Center
    Hall. Admission to this event is included in the day’s registration for
    the Business Conference registration, or available with a $25 one-night
    ticket at the door.
  • Slidegrass: Honoring the Music of Dobro Pioneers Josh Graves & Pete “Bashful Brother Oswald” Kirby (Monday,
    Sept. 24, 6:15-7 p.m.); Nashville Convention Center, Level 1 Center
    Hall. Admission to this event is included in the day’s registration for
    the Business Conference registration, or available with a $25 one-night
    ticket at the door.
  • 40th Anniversary Will the Circle Be Unbroken Sing-along with
    John McEuen & Friends (Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:15-7 p.m.); Nashville
    Convention Center, Level 1 Center Hall. Admission to this event is
    included in the day’s registration for the Business Conference
    registration, or available with a $25 one-night ticket at the door.
  • “The
    Doc Watson Hour:” Music In The Round with Buddy Greene, Ricky Skaggs,
    Chris Jones, Jack Lawrence, Bryan Sutton, & Missy Raines
     (Tuesday,
    Sept. 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.); Nashville Convention Center, NCC
    209/210. Admission to this event is included in the day’s registration
    for the Business Conference registration.
A
detailed schedule of the many events, professional development
sessions, activities and performances that take place during IBMA’s 2012
World of Bluegrass may be found at www.worldofbluegrass.org .

“On
every day of the World of Bluegrass schedule and around every corner at
the Nashville Convention Center, at the Ryman — really, all across
town — there will be literally dozens of exciting, absolutely ‘can’t
miss’ events planned,” said Nancy Cardwell, Executive Director of IBMA.

IBMA
– the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional
trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.

For
more information on World of Bluegrass, including the International
Bluegrass Music Awards, Fan Fest and the many activities of the week,
visit www.ibma.org, join IBMA’s
Facebook group, or call 615-256-3222 (888-GET-IBMA). Tickets will be on
sale at World of Bluegrass Registration, located at the main entrance
of the Nashville Convention Center, Sept. 24-29. Awards Show tickets are
also available from the Ryman box office at (615) 889-3060 or http://www.ryman.com/event/detail/ibmaawards12.html.

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