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 an organized 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 industry events at IBMA World of Bluegrass!

More info on the 2022 Gig Fair coming soon.

How It Works

  • Each talent buyer will have a station at the Gig Fair with 15 five-minute slots to meet with artists and a one-minute break between each meeting.
  • Each artist may sign up for a total of 10 meeting slots with talent buyers. Artists may not sign up for more than one meeting with a single talent buyer.
  • All time slots are first come, first served, however Official Showcase Artists are given a priority access period until September 20.
  • Each artist is encouraged to bring business cards, one-sheeters, and other promotional materials for their act. Artists may bring complete promo kits to give to talent buyers upon request.

How to Register

Official Showcase Artists have priority access to Gig Fair sign-ups until September 20, when sign-ups will open for all conference attendees. You must be registered for the business conference to attend the Gig Fair.

Talent Buyers: Register for the IBMA Business Conference and check the “I am interested in the Talent Buyer Track” check box when filling out your badge information. Checking this box will automatically sign you up for the Gig Fair, Breakfast2Business event, and the Agent-Talent Buyer reception.

Artists: Click here to sign up for the Gig Fair!

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