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2012 Artists Announced to Showcase at IBMA Business Conference

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IBMA Showcase ArtistsNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the final lineup of showcase artists for this year's World of Bluegrass trade show and convention to be held September 24-27, 2012 in Nashville, TN. The IBMA is proud to announce the bands, listed below, who have been invited to present themselves in the official evening showcases at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference. The showcases are one of the highlights of the week-long convention and trade put on by the association.

In an effort to promote bluegrass and related forms of music, IBMA hosts artist showcase performances which help meet the industry's need to see what's new in the music, as well as open doors for acts by creating an opportunity to present themselves at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference. These presentations are one of the primary highlights of IBMA's convention, where nearly 2,000 music industry leaders gather annually. The purpose of these showcase presentations is to introduce the group's talent and material to the attending event producers, broadcasters, labels, media and other prominent industry professionals.

Bands who apply to showcase are not required to be IBMA members, but are required to submit a fee to help defray the expenses associated with the selection process. Artists invited to showcase are extended complimentary registration for the full conference, but they must pay an additional showcase fee and must be (or become) IBMA members upon accepting the invitation.

The artists invited for the 2012 showcase programs are:

An additional five acts will be invited to showcase, in a separate selection process, from recommendations received from nationally distributed record labels.  The annual IBMA Business Conference, hosted September 24-27, is expected to draw approximately 2,000 music industry professionals from all over the U.S. and more than a dozen countries.

For more info, contact IBMA at 1-888-438-4262 or info@ibma.org.  For more info on World of Bluegrass (Sept. 24-30, 2012), go to www.worldofbluegrass.org. To reserve discounted hotel rooms in our block, call 877-259-4716 or 615-259-4700 and tell them you're "with World of Bluegrass." Registration and ticket sales for the IBMA Business Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards and the Bluegrass Fan Fest will begin in early June at 615-256-3222/ 888-GET-IBMA or the website listed above.
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