IBMA's World of Bluegrass - Wide Open Bluegrass

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  • Downtown Raleigh
    Raleigh NC 27601


PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the IBMA's World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh! Jointly produced by the IBMA and Raleigh's Local Organizing Committee, the festival (formerly known as FanFest), 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. In addition to the stellar ticketed main stage, the festival now includes a free street festival. The 2016 festival is slated for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh's amazing downtown Red Hat Amphitheater.

Admission: Free 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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