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IBMA Official Showcase Deadline is February 28th

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IBMA Bluegrass Ramble 2015Nashville, TN -- The premiere opportunity to introduce talent and new music at the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) annual World of Bluegrass Business Conference comes in the form of "official" showcase performances which help the music industry attendees discover emerging new bands, as well as established bands, with new music or personnel.

In Raleigh, North Carolina this year, each showcase band will perform at least twice during World of Bluegrass Week -- once on a convention center stage and once on a local "Bluegrass Ramble" town venue stage.

Up to 30 showcase artists will be invited for World of Bluegrass 2015, depending on the number of applicants and the qualifications of groups that apply. IBMA showcase artists are chosen in a juried selectionprocess that takes into consideration every applicant's entertainment value, level of professionalism, potential appeal and quality of work. There are generally more than 100 acts who apply every year and the Selection committee is appointed by the IBMA board chairperson.

The IBMA's World of Bluegrass is scheduled for September 29th through October 3rd in Raleigh, North Carolina. Artists are not required to be IBMA members to apply for the showcase opportunity but are required to submit a $25 fee to help defray the selection process costs. If invited to participate as an official showcase artist, there is an additional fee of $500 to offset costs of services and showcase production.

More information is available online at the IBMA Website including a link to apply.

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