Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE) has announced the musical ambassador lineup for the 2020 installment of IGE Music & Art Immersion, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic from October 2nd-11th. The one-of-a-kind musical experience will feature Paul Hoffman, Anders Beck, Peter Rowan, Jennifer Hartswick, Nicki Bluhm, and many more.
The 10-day event will treat fans to art, concerts, jams, and the international musical collaborations at the heart of the Immersion experience. Other artists slated to perform are Vince Herman, Grahame Lesh, Elliot Peck, Ross James, Holly Bowling, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, Ian Faquini, Steve Adams, Chris Chew, Matt Butler, Scott Law, The New Mastersounds, and more to be announced.
Participants of the sixth-annual IGE Music & Art Immersion program will traverse the historic city of Prague and experience a wide range of musical performances. The shows are not limited to a stage, however, but held across a palette of venues from the sublime to the curious. Clubs, cathedrals, palaces, museums, theaters, and everything in between will see unique musical collaborations.
Throughout the 10-day event, the musical ambassadors will join forces with a broad range of European artists, spanning many genres, and create momentous improvisational performances.
In a statement, IGE Founder Michael Becker noted:
It is one thing to see the artists in their bands, and quite another to experience them personally as they discover inspiration. IGE Immersions bring individual players out from their usual band ecosystems to explore, create and discover in fresh and spontaneous musical contexts…Each Immersion participant is integral to this intentional, co-created community and takes part in the direction of the entire experience.
Paul Hoffman, of Greensky Bluegrass, who is a past and current member of the IGE Music & Art Immersion, gave insight into the uniqueness of the experience: “An IGE Immersion is like no musical excursion you will participate in. It’s incomparable to any vacation,” he says. “Becoming a community in a foreign land to appreciate the 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 traveler and at home with a group of common minded people.”
Click here for complete information on immersion packages, rates, availability, and reservations.
Watch a recap video of last year’s immersion in Lisbon, Portugal below.
2019 IGE Lisbon Music and Art Immersion Recap
[Video: IGE Music and Art Immersions]