Featuring IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and acts that stretch the boundaries across eight stages in downtown Raleigh. The Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater is a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501c(3) that provides emergency support for bluegrass music professionals.
By purchasing a ticket to the Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater you’re doing more than seeing the best bluegrass lineup at the biggest bluegrass event of the year.
Up to half of the net proceeds support the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization helping bluegrass professionals in times of need. The Trust has given out over $800,000 in relief assistance to bluegrass music professionals.
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