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IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Yamaha


Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, September 30

The IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards presented by Yamaha is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre. Don’t miss special collaborations by the best in bluegrass and memorable moments like the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Exclusive Discounts for IBMA Members
Use the MEMBER PASSCODE to save on ticket purchases. Your MEMBER PASSCODE is NOT your member ID. Your MEMBER PASSCODE was emailed to you by the IBMA on June 4. If you joined/renewed AFTER June 4, your passcode was included in your membership confirmation email and is available by logging into the member portal at

Current State & Local Health Safety Guidelines
Effective August 13: The Mayor of Raleigh signed a proclamation to require face coverings indoors.
Effective August 17: The IBMA Board of Directors approved changes to the health and safety protocols for IBMA World of Bluegrass 2021. This year, attendance and participation in all registered and ticketed IBMA World of Bluegrass activities will now require proof of vaccination; masks will also be required for all indoor activities regardless of vaccination status

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:

Social Distancing Disclaimer
While not anticipated, please note that should the state of North Carolina or the city of Raleigh reinstate social distancing requirements due to COVID-19, your purchased seat could be moved to another location in the auditorium to create a safe environment for everyone. Should this occur, you would have the option to keep your new seat location or request a refund. In the event that capacity restrictions are instituted after tickets have been on sale, tickets purchased beyond the capacity limit would be refunded in accordance with IBMA's refund policy. 

If you would like to purchase tickets by phone, call 1-800-514-3849 and press 1.