Bluegrass convention comes home

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 1:00am

Twenty years ago, a group of bluegrass business leaders founded the International Bluegrass Music Association at a meeting in Nashville. Now the 2,500-member trade group is, for the first time, holding its convention and trade show here this week.

Some of the registered 1,650 attendees started arriving at the Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel on Monday, gearing up for a week of workshops, musical showcases and business networking sessions to further the commerce of bluegrass music.

In total, more than 20,000 people are expected to flock downtown this week for the trade show, the IBMA Awards Show on Thursday and Fan Fest concert on the weekend

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