IBMA Bluegrass Live!
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This year’s festival features IBMA and GRAMMY award-winning legends, top-notch emerging acts, and unforgettable collaborations.

October 1 – 2, 2021
Red Hat Amphitheater & Downtown Raleigh

*Proof of Vaccination is required for entry to Red Hat Amphitheater. LEARN MORE



Reserved Single Day Premium (Section 2, Row A-Q)
IBMA Member – $60
Non-Member – $70

Reserved Single Day Section 1-3
IBMA Member – $50
Non-Member – $60

Reserved Single Day Section 4-6

Lawn Single Day

Free lawn admission for children 14 and under.
Limited to 4 tickets at the member rate, 10 total.
Member discounts will NOT be available onsite.

Reserved 2-Day Package Premium (Section 2, Row A-Q)
IBMA Member – $120
Non-Member – $140

Reserved 2-Day Package Section 1-3
IBMA Member: $100
Non-Member: $120

Reserved 2-Day Package Section 4-6

Lawn 2-Day Package

Free lawn admission for children 14 and under.
Limited to 4 tickets at the member rate, 10 total.
Member discounts will NOT be available onsite.

Main Stage Lineup

Friday, October 1
4:00    Tray Wellington Band
4:55    Mile Twelve
6:00    Sister Sadie
7:30    Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz & Bryan Sutton
9:30    The Del McCoury Band

Saturday, October 2
4:00    The Gina Furtado Project
4:55    The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
6:00    Jerry Douglas, Odessa Settles & Edgar Meyer
7:30    Steep Canyon Rangers
9:30    Yonder Mountain String Band


Festival Map

Festival Map 2021

Exhibit Hall

The central gathering place where over 12,000 visitors browse the latest industry wares, conduct business, and network. The Exhibit Hall features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan!

IBMA Bluegrass Live! Exhibit Hall (open to the public)
Friday, October 1: 11am – 6pm
Saturday, October 2: 11am – 6pm



Street Vendors

Our festival brings thousands of attendees across the world to the streets of Raleigh to enjoy music, food & beverage, arts & crafts, family fun, and more! Sections of Fayetteville Street will be closed off during Friday & Saturday for our main thoroughfare of vendors and activities. If you are interested in becoming a vendor during IBMA Bluegrass Live!, click below.


Art Market

We are once again partnering with Artsplosure to host the Art Market designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States.


T-Shirt Design Contest

We are looking for talented artists/graphic designers to submit their designs for our 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Live! festival t-shirt. This shirt will be produced alongside our in-house festival merchandise and will be made available for purchase to the public.



Street Stages

During our two-day festival, we close down Fayetteville Street to bring you five blocks and six stages of music stretching from Martin Street to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. You’ll see and hear a diverse lineup of up-and-coming artists and bluegrass legends! Don’t miss your chance to perform for 200,000 attendees during IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC.



Support Bluegrass

When you give to the IBMA, you support bluegrass music worldwide through advocacy, professional development, and renowned programs like IBMA World of Bluegrass and the IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards. You support the dynamic organization that created the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the IBMA Trust Fund, and the IBMA Foundation, and that works every day to expand the reach of bluegrass.

PNC Bank, the presenting sponsor of IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, generously matched 2020 donations made to the IBMA organization and the IBMA Trust Fund, for a total up to $50,000.


General Information

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