Gig Fair

The 2017 Gig Fair: one of WOB's most popular events!

The IBMA World of Bluegrass Gig Fair

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Gig Fair takes place during our annual World of Bluegrass business conference. The event, 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, and it has become one of the most popular events of the World of Bluegrass week!

How It Works

  • Each talent buyer will have a station in the Gig Fair with fifteen 5-minute appointment slots (with 1 minute between).
  • Artists will sign up to speak with up to seven (7) talent buyers (artists and agents may NOT sign up for more than one slot with a particular talent buyer).
  • Artists are encouraged to bring business cards and a one-sheet profile of their band. There will be several blank profile forms available at the Gig Fair that afternoon, but we recommend coming prepared.
  • Artists may bring complete promo kits with them to the Gig Fair, which may be given to event producers upon request.
  • Artists may also bring an iPod or some other portable recording device to the Gig Fair so that event producers can hear a sample of their music upon request. Bear in mind, however, that appointments will be only five minutes long. 

Sign Up

Talent Buyers: complete this form to participate in the Gig Fair.

Sign Up

Artists: artist sign up will be available this summer!


All attendees must be registered for the IBMA Business Conference to attend the Gig Fair. Register

The IBMA’s Gig Fair is another reason that the World of Bluegrass is the premier platform for discovering new talent and forging careers in the bluegrass music industry! Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

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