The International Bluegrass Music Association's annual World of Bluegrass -- which includes the industry's annual business conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards and Bluegrass Fan Fest -- will take place Oct. 1-7 at the Nashville Convention Center and the Grand Ole Opry House.

The highpoint of the week is the awards show, which will take place Oct. 4. Fan Fest will occur Oct. 5-7 on four stages at the convention center.

Performing artists include the Grascals; Cherryholmes; Emmylou Harris; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Claire Lynch; IIIrd Tyme Out; Ronnie Bowman; the Whites; Marty Raybon; Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time; Randy Kohrs & the Lites; the Greencards; and Alecia Nugent, among others.

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