Streetfest Artist Applications Now Open

During our two-day festival, we close down Fayetteville Street to bring you five blocks and five stages of music stretching from Martin Street to the Martin Marietta 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.

Streetfest Artist Applications open through April 30


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!


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.


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.


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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.


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