Talent Buyer Track

Who is this Track for: Arts Presenters, Promoters, Talent Buyers, Event Producers & Agents

The Talent Buyer Track is Back! Designed to make real industry connections, this focused track is a part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2017 that you don't want to miss.

The Talent Buyer Track will take place Tuesday, September 26 through Thursday, September 28 during the IBMA Business Conference, with focused events offered to ensure that productive networking and business opportunities are available for all participants.

Attend and experience why the World of Bluegrass is an indispensable event for professional development and new business generation.  Talent buyers from festivals, fairs, theaters, clubs, colleges and universities, municipalities, arts councils, and concert series alike will rave about their gains from this year's track. Be sure to be one of them!


First-Time Attendee Discount
Breakfast 2 Business
Exhibit Hall
Gig Fair
Agent/Talent Buyer Networking Reception
Education Panels
Afternoon Sponsored Showcases
Bluegrass Ramble Evening Showcases

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To participate in the Talent Buyer Track, register for the IBMA Business Conference.  Business Conference registration includes all Talent Buyer Track events along with all other World of Bluegrass events, including the Bluegrass Ramble.  Note: you MUST sign up for special Talent Buyer Track events (see below) in addition to registering for the conference.

Registration Opens APRIL 4 for IBMA Members, April 18 for Non-Members

Special First-Time Attendee Discount Available for the Business Conference!

Registration link coming soon!
For all other tickets, visit our Buy Tickets page.


Special Talent Buyer Track Events

Gig Fair

The Gig Fair serves as an organized information exchange for emerging artists and event producers.  We envision the Gig Fair as a first step in building relationships and is one of the most popular events of World of Bluegrass week.

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RSVP’s are required for this limited capacity segment. Rosters are constantly changing and new buyers/event producers are always emerging. Buyers…come together with your peers, both new and old, and be brought up to speed through a quick agent introduction that will include a run down 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, learn who the new players are to begin fostering relationships that will pay forward for countless years to come, reconnect in person with your long-standing buyers, and network with the buyer you have been pitching for months. Join us to start your day off right over a delicious breakfast, piping hot coffee, and refreshing water, all complimentary, while participating in a valuable segment that helps you set yourself up for a successful conference experience.


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