International Stage

2024 Interest Form Open Through June 21!

This will be a curated performance lineup, with a limited number of performance times and slots available. The International Stage will be located in the Raleigh Convention Center hallway right outside the entrance to the Exhibit Hall.

International artists and groups who are already registered to attend the 2024 IBMA Business Conference are encouraged to apply to participate in this opportunity! U.S.-based artists and groups that have international ties are also encouraged to take part.

Artists with international connections includes:

  • 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 having been on multiple overseas tours.

Foreign artists with a P or an O visa may perform Wednesday through Saturday. Foreign artists without a visa may perform during the Conference attendee portion (Wednesday-Thursday), but not during the public attendee portion (Friday-Saturday).


International Band Performance Grant Program

2024 applications now closed

This program is open to all non-U.S. bluegrass acts who wish to participate in IBMA World of Bluegrass® (September 24-28, 2024 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 2025 follow-up tour in the United States.



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 for more details: [email protected], 615-473-4812.

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