Festival

During our two-day festival, we bring you some of the best in bluegrass music across downtown Raleigh, from our main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater to our street stages on Fayetteville Street.

Check out our 2024 main stage lineup:

Sierra Ferrell, Steep Canyon Rangers with special guests Chatham County Line, Sierra Hull, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Danny Paisley, Amythyst Kiah, and Crying Uncle

In addition to our Red Hat Amphitheater lineup, performers on our six street stages include:

Balsam Range; Barefoot Movement; Broken Compass; Compton & Newberry; Chris Jones & the Night Drivers; Country Current (US Navy Band); Dewey & Leslie Brown; Earl White String Band; Evans, Smith & May, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen; From China to Appalachia (Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian); Golden Shoals, The Gospel Jubilators; The Gravy Boys; Hank, Pattie & the Current; Henhouse Prowlers; Jacob Jolliff Band; Jake Blount; Jake Leg; Jim Lauderdale; Junior Appalachian Musicians; Kaia Kater; Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands; Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road; New Dangerfield; Nixon; Blevins & Gage; Raised in Raleigh All Star Jam; Sister Sadie; Songs From the Road Band; The Tan & Sober Gentlemen; Tray Wellington Band; Union Grove Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention 100th Anniversary; Unspoken Tradition; The Williamson Brothers; Wyatt Ellis; and more!

2024 Tickets Now on Sale!

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

Member Presale May 8 at 10AM CT

Public Onsale May 15 at 10AM CT

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!

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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.

City of Raleigh Food Truck Vendor Application

Shop Local Raleigh Vendor Application

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.

Artsplosure Art Market Application

Sponsors

Thanks to all our amazing Sponsors!

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For information on how to sponsor/advertise, click here.

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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General Information

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