IBMA Announces 2016 Bluegrass Ramble Schedule


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The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has released the Official Showcase Acts portion of the schedule for this year’s Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases featuring 30 juried acts. Each hand-selected act will perform twice over the course of the September 27 – 29 Ramble event, giving music fans and industry insiders multiple opportunities to hear as much great music as possible. Ramble clubs include the Architect Bar & Social House, Kings, Lincoln Theater, Pour House, Vintage Church and the Raleigh Convention Center (two stages), all located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The remaining line-up – including late-night sponsored shows and Thursday evening local acts -- will be announced at a later date.

These acts were selected from more than 150 submissions representing varied sounds from around the world. An IBMA Business Conference badge or Bluegrass Ramble wristband is required for admission to all venues. Admission into a single club will be sold at the door of each venue for $10. Reserve Bluegrass Ramble passes 

Registered Business Conference attendees do not need to purchase Bluegrass Ramble tickets. First-time conference attendees receive a $50 discount. Register for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass Business Conference  

The 2016 Bluegrass Ramble schedule of Official Showcase Acts is below; each act may be heard on the Bluegrass Ramble compilation collection.

Architect Bar & Social House:  (108 East Hargett Street)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        Annie Lou
8:00        Kaia Kater
9:00        The Unseen Strangers

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        Zoe & Cloyd
8:00        10 String Symphony
9:00        Missy Raines & the New Hip

Kings: (14 West Martin Street)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        Run Boy Run
8:00        Carolina Blue
9:00        Bill and the Belles

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        Hannah Shira Naiman
8:00        Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike
9:00        Tim Carter & Bang Bang

Lincoln Theatre: (126 East Cabarrus Street)

Tuesday, September 27:
6:00        World of Bluegrass Kick-off Party with The Lonesome River Band
7:00        Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam
8:00        Red Wine
9:00        Hot Buttered Rum

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        The Lil’ Smokies
8:00        Molly Tuttle Band
9:00        Town Mountain

Pour House Music Hall: (224 South Blount Street)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        Cardboard Fox
8:00        Jenni Lyn
9:00        High Plains Jamboree

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00         Hackensaw Boys
8:00        Old Salt Union
9:00        Trout Steak Revival

Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage (500 South Salisbury)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        Old Salt Union
7:35        Tellico
8:10        10 String Symphony
8:45        Missy Raines & the New Hip
9:20        Molly Tuttle Band

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        Cardboard Fox
7:35        Run Boy Run
8:10        The Loose Strings Band
8:45        Jenni Lyn
9:20        Hot Buttered Rum

Raleigh Convention Center, Room 304 (500 South Salisbury)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike  
7:35        Zoe & Cloyd                                
8:10        Steep Ravine                              
8:45        Trout Steak Revival                    
9:20        The Lil’ Smokies                         

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        High Plains Jamboree     
7:35        Bill and the Bells             
8:10        The Honey Dewdrops      
8:45        Annie Lou                          
9:20        John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band 

Vintage Church: (118 South Person Street)

Tuesday, September 27:
7:00        The Loose Strings Band
8:00        The Honey Dewdrops
9:00        John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Wednesday, September 28:
7:00        The Andrew Collins Trio
8:00        Steep Ravine
9:00        Tellico

Learn more about the Bluegrass Ramble acts

IBMA is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community. The organization’s six-year stay in Raleigh is the result of a partnership with The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, PineCone (The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), the City of Raleigh, and a local organizing committee. For more information: