International Bluegrass Music Awards To Be Broadcast on “Music City Roots”

ibma90711The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has plans to air an edited, one-hour version of the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards as part of American Public Television’s “Music City Roots” series in late February or early March 2015. The syndicated series aired in 71 PBS markets across the United States last year.

The awards show was filmed live on Oct. 2 at Raleigh, N.C.’s Memorial Theatre at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The awards ceremony was hosted by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas.

“In many ways, we really raised the bar at this year’s Bluegrass Music Awards,” said Amy Reitnouer, who co-produced the October 2 live show with Chris Stuart. “This broadcast will not only put bluegrass music and the IBMA on a national stage, but also set the standard for our Awards shows in years to come.”

The Bluegrass Music Awards is part of IBMA’s five-day World of Bluegrass event, which took place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Raleigh this year. Preliminary attendance figures for World of Bluegrass 2014 are estimated to be more than 180,000 people.

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