PNC Bank logo 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, NC.  The Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater is a fundraiser for the IBMA Trust Fund, a 501c(3) that provides emergency support for bluegrass music professionals.

NEW for 2019, the Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater is FREE! (Subject to venue capacity)

Limited preferred reserved seating is available for purchase in sections 1-3 of the amphitheater.

Artist announcements coming Spring 2019!

View Lineup & Schedule

Tickets On Sale April 23!

Single-Day

Members: $60
Non-Members: $70
Day-of-Show: $70

 

Two-Day

Members: $120
Non-Members: $140
Day-of-Show: $140

ADA Seating Available.  Call Etix.com at 800-514-3849 to reserve ADA seats.

Single Day

Members: $50
Non-Members: $60
Day-of-Show: $60

 

Two-Day

Members: $100
Non-Members: $120
Day-of-Show: $120

ADA Seating Available.  Call Etix.com at 800-514-3849 to reserve ADA seats.

New for 2019!

Sections 4-7 and the Lawn are absolutely FREE to the public!

No ticket required.
Subject to venue capacity.
ADA Seating Available.

Find out all about…

Hotels
Parking
Map
Other World of Bluegrass Events
Sponsorship
Accessibility
Volunteering
and How to get involved!

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Featured Events

Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater

The Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater features the best in bluegrass music!  This one is not to missed!  Lineup coming spring, 2019.

Lineup

Exhibit Hall

The World of Bluegrass Expo is the central gathering place, where over 12,000 visitors browse the latest in instruments, gear, and more!

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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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Whole Hog BBQ Championship

What goes great with bluegrass? North Carolina barbecue! Information coming summer, 2019!

Sponsorship

Align YOUR BRAND with bluegrass values!

Bluegrass values of AUTHENTICITY, FAMILY, and COMMUNITY reflect well on your brand when you partner with the IBMA.

Share in our success!

World of Bluegrass has grown to over 223,000 attendees and over $12 million in annual economic impact over six years in Raleigh, NC.

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Vendors

Exhibit Hall Vendors
The Exhibit Hall is central to the conference and festival experience throughout World of Bluegrass week with the broadest range of instruments and accessories, gear, artists, music services, museums and events, special installations and more.

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Street Vendors
Shop our Wide Open Creations featuring the finest artisans, foods and locally grown products at the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. Browse the Art Market, Shop Local Raleigh Vendors, Got to be NC Vendors and Food an Drink Concessions. Vendor applications are now being accepted.

Vendor Online Application

Wide Open Main Stage Concert-Goers Info

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

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