IBMA’s World of Bluegrass returns to Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – IBMA’s World of Bluegrass returned to Raleigh for its fourth year on Sept. 27.

WideOpen16-300x600-01The week-long celebration includes an award show, business conferences and is capped off by Wide Open Blue Grass.

Wide Open Bluegrass, which is presented by PNC, takes place Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 and includes both ticketed main stage performances at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater as well as free stages throughout downtown.

Up to half of the net proceeds support the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a non-profit organization helping bluegrass professionals in times of need.

The festival lineup includes Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Greensky Bluegrass, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Steep Canyon Rangers.

The full lineup can be found here.

The festival takes over downtown Raleigh with vendors and stages lining the streets.

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