The ticketed portion of this weekend's Wide Open Bluegrass festival will be moved from the Red Hat Amphitheater into the Raleigh Convention Center in Exhibit Halls A & B. All current Red Hat Amphitheater tickets will be honored. Friday's performances are sold out; tickets are still available for Saturday and can be purchased via Etix.com or at the door at the event.
"We are grateful for our strong partnership with the City of Raleigh. It allows us to move forward with the Wide Open Bluegrass main stage performances as planned," said Paul Schiminger, Executive Director of the International Bluegrass Music Association.
In addition, the local organizing committee, in partnership with the IBMA, has a contingency plan for all free performances to move indoors to the Raleigh Convention Center, along with all vendors and other festival activities, if the current weather forecast holds. Organizers finalized the plans this afternoon and will make a final call tomorrow morning by 10 a.m. whether to implement the plan.
Our primary concern is for all event participants--attendees, performers, vendors, and sponsors--to be safe, and to have a jammin' good time.
Updated information will be made available via wideopenbluegrass.com, on the festival app, and via IBMA's and various local social media channels and platforms.
The final call for StreetFest will be made on Thursday morning, October 1, so stay tuned for updates.