PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, a one-of-a-kind urban bluegrass festival!

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.

Red Hat Amphitheater
September 27-28, 2019
Raleigh, NC

Why Attend

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.

You’re also supporting a great cause!  

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.  

Your contribution through the purchase of Wide Open Bluegrass tickets make this important work possible!

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Ticket pricing and information is coming soon!

Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater features the best in bluegrass, with 12 performances over the two-day festival.  This one is not to missed!

Full lineup and schedule announced!

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Wide Open Main Stage Concert-Goers Info

Can I bring in food? Can I bring an umbrella? Answers to these questions and more!

Free Events

Exhibit Hall

The World of Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place, where over 12,000 visitors browse the latest industry wares!

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Youth Programming

Featuring a Youth Stage with top youth bands curated by the IBMA’s Youth Council, as well as workshops and artist meet-ups for youth only.  Always a winner with youth and parents alike!

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Instrument workshops, bluegrass history sessions, specials performances and much more throughout the Raleigh Convention Center!


The bluegrass tide spills over into downtown Raleigh as more than 100 bands perform on 7 stages along Fayetteville Street.

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Hotel Blocks Open April 2019!

The IBMA has discounted hotel blocks at 9 area hotels, including Marriott City Center, Sheraton, Residence Inn, DoubleTree, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton North Raleigh, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, Red Roof Plus.

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