Make plans now to attend the IBMA Foundation’s Bluegrass College Band Showcase, which will take place on the Youth Stage during IBMA’s Bluegrass LIVE Festival Sept. 29-30 in downtown Raleigh, 6-11 p.m. In the next issue of The Cornerstone we will have set times confirmed, but here’s the list so far:

Friday night—

  • East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band (TN)
  • Denison University Bluegrass Ensemble (OH)
  • Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band (NC)
  • Berklee College of Music Bluegrass Ensemble (MA)
  • Plus 3 TBA

Saturday night—

  • UNC-Chapel Hill Carolina Bluegrass Band (NC)
  • UNC-Asheville Bluegrass Band (NC)
  • Colorado College Bluegrass Ensemble (CO)
  • Morehead State University’s Mountain Music Ambassadors (KY)
  • Lawrence College Bluegrass Band (WI)
  • Eastern Kentucky University Bluegrass Band (KY)
  • Plus 1 TBA

For additional info on World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, NC Sept. 25-30, including registration, tickets, lodging, schedules, and line-ups, please go to

RETURN to the July 2023 issue of The Cornerstone.