Today, Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) announced the dates for its 2019 Music and Art Immersion, which will take place from October 4th through 13th, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The intimate IGE Music and Art Immersion experience promises that boundaries will dissolve between superstar musicians and fans, as the event’s musicians and spectators interact throughout the entirety of the ten-day event.
Throughout Lisbon’s diverse urban canvas, IGE participants will have the chance to enjoy nightly concerts and unique musical performances across a breadth of atmospheric venues, shifting from club to cathedral, palace to
The press release notes,
Immersion concerts and jams integrate American Musical Ambassadors with the finest of European all-star improvisational players in performances exclusively for the handful of IGE participants and local charities over the course of ten days and nine nights. By design, each participant is woven within the fabric of every uniquely crafted daily experience. Together, participants experience intimate collaborations of curated supergroups, encounter art and foster community with their favorite musical icons.
Beyond the musical connections, IGE participants bring direct benefit to local Lisbon nonprofits and artist communities as IGE Musical Ambassadors, European All Stars in Residence, Portuguese partners and local friends collaborate to support IGE’s nonprofit partners, the APCC (Association for the Cultural Promotion of Children), First Time and other native organizations.
2018’s Barcelona Immersion event included Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce; Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass; Nicki Bluhm; Bill Nershi of The String Cheese Incident; Holly Bowling; Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North/Terrapin Family Band; Scott Law of Cosmic Twang: Ross James of Terrapin Family Band/Phil Lesh & Friends; Jilian Nershi of Honkytonk Homeslice, and Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra.
Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass offers insights on his experience within the IGE Immersion in 2017 and 2018, stating “an IGE immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation; becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate culture, art and music is the way to get to know a city like you never can sightseeing alone. On Immersions you are simultaneously a traveller and at home with a group of common-minded people.”
Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident, also a two-time Immersion veteran, offers a glimpse of the revelry at the heart of the Immersive experience: “For me, the IGE Immersion is truly unique. It’s not a gig, it’s not a vacation, it’s an opportunity to be who we are, among friends. Lovers of culture, of language, of food, of lifestyle. It’s about special musical collaborations in sublime settings. It’s about sharing laughter and wonder and song in enchanting European locations. It’s about tuning in to the local vibe and rhythms and soaking them up. It’s less about performing music, and more about playing it out of joy, inspiration and gratitude fueled by the immersive experience.”
Reservations for IGE’s 2019 Lisbon Music and Art Immersion are available now here with a $250 deposit, with capacity extremely limited to retain the intimacy of the Immersive environment.
Details on IGE’s lineup will be revealed in the upcoming months. For more information on the 2019 IGE event, head to their website.