Bluegrass awards show moving to Raleigh

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Posted: May 17, 2012 12:41 PM
Bluegrass awards show moving to Raleigh

The International Bluegrass Music Association is bringing its weeklong convention and awards show to Raleigh from Nashville for three years, beginning in 2013.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/KPKLlE) that the association said Wednesday that it's moving the convention and show.

The World of Bluegrass will come to Raleigh on Sept. 23-29, 2013, for a four-day business conference, an awards show and a fan festival featuring more than 60 acts.

The 2011 convention's events in Nashville drew a reported 16,000 visitors, more than half from out of town. Raleigh city officials project similar figures for next year's event, estimating the local economic impact at almost $10 million.