IBMA's World of Bluegrass - Wide Open Bluegrass

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IBMA's World of Bluegrass - Wide Open Bluegrass



  • Downtown Raleigh
    Raleigh NC 27601


Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh! In addition to the stellar, ticketed main stage at Red Hat Amphitheater, the festival now includes a free street festival along Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh. The free street festival includes five music stages, a dance tent, and BBQ championships, with art, food and shopping vendors lined-up along Fayetteville St.. The IBMA Music Expo is in the nearby Raleigh Convention Center.

Presented by PNC. Wide Open features the best in our traditional and acoustic music community. Up to half of the net proceeds support the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a non-profit organization helping bluegrass professionals in times of need.

Admission: Free for Street Festival; Ticketed Venues $40-$140

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35° 46' 24.24" / Longitude: -78° 38' 22.1994"


Downtown Raleigh Raleigh NC 27601

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Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Red Hat Amphitheater and various venues in town.

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