IBMA World of Bluegrass® 2023 International Pavilion

The International Pavilion is a new, FREE initiative for international artists and groups as well as those with international ties who will attend IBMA World of Bluegrass®.

Artists with international connections include:

  • Foreign nationals living overseas.
  • Foreign nationals living and working in the United States.
  • U.S. nationals with strong international connections such as working with the State Department as cultural ambassadors or those who have been on multiple overseas tours.
  • Foreign artists with a P or an O visa may perform Wednesday-Saturday. Foreign artists without a visa may perform only during the Conference attendee portion (Wednesday-Thursday).

The International Pavilion will be staged in the WOB Exhibit Hall during normal Exhibit Hall hours.


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Donate to the International Band Grant

This program is open to all non-U.S. bluegrass acts who wish to participate in IBMA World of Bluegrass® (September 26-30, 2023 in Raleigh, NC). Led by the generous matching donation of Paul and Alys Schiminger, the IBMA International Band Performance Grant Program will provide financial assistance to bands traveling to IBMA World of Bluegrass® and help to establish a 2024 follow-up tour in the United States.



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Support the Worldwide Bluegrass Community: Become a Sponsor!

Be a part of the IBMA World of Bluegrass® festivities by participating as a sponsor of the International Pavilion. Highlight your brand by honoring the “I” in IBMA and lend support to the artists and organizations who help keep the tradition alive across the globe!

From the conference program to the mobile app, there are opportunities for high visibility promotion on all International Pavilion, Exhibit Hall, and World of Bluegrass materials. Make sure you are front and center during World of Bluegrass week.

To get involved, contact Anna Kline, Business Development Director, for more details.


Advertising Opportunities

Advertise with IBMA World of Bluegrass® through our Conference Program or mobile app—or, advertise with us year-round in our monthly newsletter or on our social media channels.


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