Talent Buyer Focus

The IBMA announces a new special interest focus for World of Bluegrass 2015 designed to connect talent buyers, agents, artists, and managers. The Talent Buyer Focus will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 29-October 1, during the IBMA Business Conference, offering new events to provide more networking, socializing, and business opportunities.


Agent Pitch Session
Agents & Managers B2B Expo 
A revamped Gig Fair
Exhibit Hall
Talent Buyer Seminar
Hospitality room and evening reception



To participate in the Talent Buyer focus, you need to register for the IBMA Business Conference.  A two-day registration for the IBMA Business Conference provides access to all the activities listed above, as well as other World of Bluegrass events on Wednesday and Thursday (with the exception of the Awards Show Thursday night, which requires a separate ticket purchase). First-time attendees get an additional discount (see below)!  

To register for the business conference, click the "Register" button below.  Register for both Wednesday and Thursday, entering the first-time talent buyer code (see below) if appropriate.  


First-Time Attendee Discount

First-time WOB Talent Buyer attendees receive an additional discount off the IBMA Member rate!  Whether you're entrenched in the bluegrass community or a newcomer, if you are a Talent Buyer and this is your first time attending World of Bluegrass we would like to welcome you with this offer.  When registering, simply enter the following Password on the IBMA Business Conference registration page under the "Talent Buyer Wed-Thur" ticket option:


We appreciate the opportunity to show you why the World of Bluegrass is an indispensable event for business generation and professional development for talent buyers from theaters, clubs, colleges and universities, municipalities, arts councils, fairs, festivals and concert series of all sizes!

Schedule of Events

Coming Soon!


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