Experience why the World of Bluegrass is an indispensable event for talent buyers, arts presenters, promoters, events producers and agents!

Register for the IBMA Business Conference to participate!

Sponsored by Quicksilver Productions

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Why Attend

Talent Buyer Track events are specifically tailored to the needs of buyers and agents to ensure that you build and nurture real industry connections, generate new business and learn from the best in the business. Events include:

  • Gig Fair (RSVP required)
  • Breakfast2Business (RSVP required)
  • Agent/Talent Buyer Networking Reception (RSVP required)
  • Over 200 Showcase sets at Bluegrass Ramble, Convention Center, and Marriott Hotel
  • Cutting-edge Education Panels
  • Exhibit Hall
  • First-Time Attendee Discount


To participate in the Talent Buyer Track, register for the IBMA Business Conference. Conference registration includes all Talent Buyer Track events as well as all other  conference events (e.g. keynote address, Special and Momentum Awards luncheons, and more).  You will RSVP for all special Talent Buyer Track events during registration at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

Gig Fair

IBMA’s Gig Fair, a rare meet-and-greet opportunity in the midst of a hectic and fast-paced music industry event, serves as a structured information exchange for emerging artists and event producers. We envision the Gig Fair as a first step in building business relationships. It has become one of the most popular events of the World of Bluegrass week!

Tuesday, September 24
2:15 PM
Ballroom C

Learn More & Register


Join us to start your day off right over a delicious complimentary breakfast and hot coffee, while participating in a valuable segment that helps you set yourself up for a successful conference experience!

Buyers, get up to speed through a quick agent introduction that will include a rundown of their roster, and a detailed timeline of where you can catch them and their acts throughout the WOB week.

Agents, take advantage of this opportunity to promote your artists’ WOB schedules, foster relationships that will pay forward for countless years to come, reconnect in person with your longstanding buyers, and network with the buyer you have been pitching for months.

To RSVP, register for the IBMA Business Conference!


Agent-Buyer Networking Reception

As always, our Agent/Talent Buyer Reception offers a relaxing and engaging networking session. It’s the perfect time to connect with colleagues old and new over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Why not? The first drink is on IBMA!

To RSVP, register for the IBMA Business Conference!


Cutting-Edge Education Panels

In addition to special events like the Songwriter Showcase and Mentor Sessions, seminars tailored specifically for songwriters and lead by the best in the business will engage you with critical issues in publishing and copyright, royalties, co-writing, pitching, and more!

Check back for details!

Official Showcases at the World of Bluegrass form the premier platform for introducing talent to the bluegrass community.

In addition to Official Showcases, the IBMA offers a variety of opportunities and price points for agents, labels, artists, and corporate partners to sponsor showcases throughout the week.

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