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IEBA brings stars to meet talent buyers

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The Fairfield Four

The Fairfield Four

For a second straight year, Nashville’s Omni Hotel will be host to the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). IEBA, the leading trade organization for live entertainment professionals, will hold its 44th annual conference September 27–30 at the Omni Nashville and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The preeminent conference will feature targeted programming for industry professionals who buy and sell talent. A favorite event among conference attendees last year, IEBA’s Gospel Brunch returns in 2014 with a star-studded lineup. Legendary Grammy-winning quartet Fairfield Four and Erica Campbell, known as half of gospel superstar act Mary Mary, who recently released her Grammy-nominated solo project ‘Help’ will be joined by Dove Award winner Mike Farris.

Erica Campbell

Erica Campbell

Other acts scheduled to attend include tony! Toni! Tone! and Foghat. Sunday afternoon, MC Hammer will entertain attendees at halftime of the Tailgate Party sponsored by Florida Tracks & Trails.

Nicole More, IEBA chairman and this year’s ACM Talent Buyer of the Year, emphasizes that IEBA and its annual conference stand alone in showcasing the best and brightest talent in all genres of music and all fields of entertainment.

“As an organization and at our conference, we strive to approach the challenges we face as an industry in innovative ways,” More said.

“IEBA’s goal is to help connect players from different areas of the live entertainment industry. Through these connections we can help foster a community that seeks creative solutions, makes the best use of resources and better understands ever-evolving technology and trends, and is efficient, effective, successful, and profitable. Thus we grow as individual companies and as an industry as a whole.”

For more information and the most up-to-date conference schedule, visit or call 615-679-9601.

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