IBMA Bluegrass Live!
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We are thankful for our teams, PineCone, the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, and its venues & facilities all working together on this to ensure that Bluegrass Live powered by PNC happened safely indoors despite the unfortunate weather! Thanks all who attended and supported us.

September 30 – October 1, 2022

Update for IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC

All music and activities for IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC will be held indoors this weekend.

On Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1:

All previously scheduled performances at the five free Street Stages are moving to the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC). Additionally, all 115 vendors including Art Market, Shop Local, and Black Friday Market, as well as the PNC Porch, beer garden, jam tents, and other activities planned for this weekend will continue inside the RCC.

The Main Stage performances planned for Red Hat Amphitheater are moving to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. All purchased tickets will be honored.

Kerry Painter, Director/General Manager of the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex, said, “We are fortunate to have the Raleigh Convention Center and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown. Having three City-owned and managed venues like the convention center, Red Hat Amphitheater, and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts provide incredible event and logistical expertise in a situation like this. The collaborative spirit of Raleigh is on display via the local organizing committee of the Raleigh Convention Center, PineCone, and visitraleigh.”

2022 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC at Raleigh Convention Center

SAFETY AND SECURITY INFORMATION

Please note that Raleigh Convention Center has the following restrictions in place:

Prohibited Items Include:
Weapons of any kind
Outside food and beverage
Chairs (includes folding chairs; seating will be provided in the facility)
Coolers

The following safety and security protocols apply to the Main Stage events being held at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

All bags are subject to search and must meet the following size requirements. A small clutch or wallet is recommended and no bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 10″ will be allowed. This includes backpacks, camera bags, and large purses. For family shows diaper bags are allowed for guests with infants and toddlers (child must be present).

Guests are required to enter through a security screening, which includes the use of a metal detector. Alternate screening methods are available for guests with accessibility needs.

Guests are required to empty pockets and walk through metal detectors in case of an unsatisfactory or incomplete scan. If a secondary bag screening is required, guests will be provided with a clean surface to empty the bag’s contents.

Prohibited Items Include: 
Weapons of any kind
Outside food and beverage
Backpacks
Camera bags
Large purses (over 12″x12″x10″).

More information regarding the security policies and procedures for the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is available here.

Lineup & Schedule

Street Stages

All previously scheduled performances at the five free Street Stages are moving to the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC). Additionally, all 115 vendors including Art Market, Shop Local, and Black Friday Market, as well as the PNC Porch, beer garden, jam tents, and other activities planned for this weekend will continue inside the RCC.

The Main Stage performances planned for Red Hat Amphitheater are moving to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Reserved seating purchased in advance will be honored.

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, September 30
Saturday, October 1

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Street Vendors

UPDATE: All 115 vendors including Art Market, Shop Local, and Black Friday Market, as well as the PNC Porch, beer garden, jam tents, and other activities planned for this weekend will continue inside the RCC.

Artsplosure Art Market

The Bluegrass Live! Art Market, presented by Artsplosure, is a showcase designed to recognize our talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists, craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience are encouraged to participate.

Sponsors

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