Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released an initial list of
performers for PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes
place Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This year’s lineup showcases an array of bluegrass styles, from traditional to
progressive and from emerging artists to IBMA Hall of Famers.
Wide Open Bluegrass is an urban bluegrass event
that includes both ticketed main stage performances at Raleigh’s Red
Hat Amphitheater and free stages. A portion of proceeds from the
ticket sales of Red Hat Amphitheater go to the IBMA-operated Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501(c) 3
non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to individuals in
the bluegrass music community in times of emergency need.
The festival is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events, which
begin at the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, September 27. A second round of
performers and special collaborations for Wide Open Bluegrass will be announced
in the coming months.
The lineup for Wide Open Bluegrass, as announced so far:
Friday, September 30:
Dailey & Vincent
Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Peter Rowan Band
Soggy Bottom Boys
Becky Buller Band
John Cowan with Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Del McCoury Band
The Kruger Brothers
IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, a
five-day annual bluegrass music homecoming and convention, consists of four
parts: the IBMA Business Conference,
September 27 – 29 ; the 27thAnnual International Bluegrass
Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday, September 29; PNC
presents Wide Open Bluegrass,
September 30 – October 1 (which includes both free stages and ticketed
festival performances) and the Bluegrass Ramble, an
innovative series of showcases, taking place September 27 – 29 in downtown
Raleigh and the Raleigh Convention Center.
Single day general admission for performances at Red Hat Amphitheater during Wide Open Bluegrass starts as low as $60 for the general public and $50 for IBMA members. Additional details and pricing information - including member discounts – for Red Hat Amphitheater performances, Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, IBMA Business Conference registration, IBMA Award Show tickets and hotel reservations are available at IBMA’s website, ibma.org. Tickets for all events are on sale now and may be purchased at www.ibma.org or 1-800-514-3849.