Thousands flock to bluegrass festival in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Bluegrass musicians and fans have flocked to the Triangle for the weekend, where both local and international music festivals are taking place.

The “World Of Bluegrass” festival got underway Friday in downtown Raleigh.

The events last through late Saturday night with performances from the likes of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Since 2013, Raleigh has hosted the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for its world conference and festival; however, true bluegrass lovers know the Tar Heel state has always been woven into the fabric of the genre.

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