IBMA Bluegrass Live!
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This year, we are excited to be back outdoors for our festival! Stay tuned for our lineup announcement.


September 29 – September 30, 2023



Premium: $60

Sect. 1-3: $50


Premium: $70

Sect. 1-3: $60

The maximum ticket purchase per order is 4 tickets.


Premium: $120

Sect. 1-3: $100


Premium: $140

Sect. 1-3: $120

The maximum ticket purchase per order is 4 tickets

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.


2023 Street Stage Festival Application

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 29
Saturday, September 30


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.

2023 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.


Thanks to all our amazing Sponsors!

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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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