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Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 PM, September 27, 2018 Raleigh, NC

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, hosted this year by Hot Rize, is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professionals in the bluegrass music industry. The Awards Show features outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass and once-in-a-lifetime moments. Celebrate bluegrass music with the IBMA Awards!

SEGMENT 1 20:00

SHOW OPEN

Performance 1 HOT RIZE - "Your Light Leads Me On"

Hot Rize Hosts Open/Welcome

Award 1 - Bass Player of the Year

Award 2 - Emerging Artist of the Year

Performance 2 BECKY BULLER - "Speakin to that Mountain"

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 1 1:17

SEGMENT 2 40:37

SEG 2 INTRO PRESENTERS

Award 3 - Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year

Award 4 - Dobro Player of the Year

Performance 3 SPECIAL CONSENSUS "Way Down the River Road"

Award 5 - Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year

Award 6 - Mandolin Player of the Year

Performance 4 - I'M WITH HER - "See You Around"

Hall of Fame Induction 1 - Ricky Skaggs

Performance 5 - RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER w/ MARTY STUART - "Raw Hide"

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 2 1:28

SEGMENT 3 15:14

SEG 3 BUMP BACK INTRO PRESENTERS

Award 7 - Fiddle Player of the Year

Award 8 - Recorded Event of the Year

Performance 6 - MOLLY TUTTLE - "Good Enough"

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 3 1:11

SEGMENT 4 22:43

SEG 4 BUMP BACK/ANNOUNCE

Award 9 - Banjo Player of the Year

Award 10 - Instrumental Group of the Year

Performance 7 - JOE MULLINS & THE RADIO RAMBLERS - "If I'd Wrote That Song"

Hall of Fame Induction 2 - Tom T. and Miss Dixie Hall

Performance 8 - The Gibson Brothers - "Don't Forget the Coffee, Billy Joe"

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 4 1:12

SEGMENT 5 28:20

INTRO SEG 5

Award 11- Guitar Player of the Year

Award 12 - Female Vocalist of the Year

IN Memoriam

Performance 9 - Memorial Music by Molly Tuttle and Sierra Hull

Performance 10 - MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER - "Bluegrass Breakdown"

IBMA Presentation - Membership Initiative Speech - Paul Schiminger

International Bluegrass Music Museum Speech - Chris Joslin

Performance 11 - DEL McCOURY BAND - "Hot Wired"

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 5 1:04

SEGMENT 6 33:31

INTRO PRESENTER

Hall of Fame Induction 3 - Paul Williams

Performance 12 - PAUL WILLIAMS w/ RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER - "Hold What You Got"

Award 13 - Vocal Group of the Year

Award 14 - Male Vocalist of the Year

Performance 13 - BALSAM RANGE - "The Girl Who Invented the Wheel"

Award 15 - Song of the Year

Award 16 - Album of the Year

Announce to Break

COMMERCIAL BREAK 6 1:20

SEGMENT 7 24:27

Intro Song

Performance 14 - THE EARLS OF LEICESTER - "White House Blues"

Award 17 - Entertainer of the Year

Host Goodnights - Hot Rize

Performance 15 -FIRST LADIES OF BLUEGRASS & FINALE - "Swept Away/Sally Ann"

Closing Credits

TOTAL SHOW LENGTH 03:11:19