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FESTIVAL: 2023 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC

Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 11:00 pm
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We’re looking forward to IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC September 29 & 30, 2023. The giant, free festival caps off “the most important week in bluegrass.” The festival features the genres’ biggest stars, hall of fame members, emerging artists and some amazing kids. All of bluegrass music’s roots and branches are represented in 2023 and what a joyful noise it will be!

VIDEO: Check Out Who’s Playing the 2023 Main Stage!

This festival is widely recognized as the one of the premiere showcases for what’s happening in and around bluegrass music with hundreds of performers coming down to Raleigh from around the world. There are multiple stages for music, an arts market, food trucks, beverages, family activities and a whole lot of banjos.

“Between the convention, trade show, ‘Bluegrass Ramble’ nightclub showcases, awards show and street festival, total attendance can top 200,000,” writes music critic David Menconi. “Past headliners have included Steve Martin, Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck and just about every notable picker and singer in the genre. Year in and year out, it’s downtown Raleigh’s biggest music festival.”

Most of the event is FREE – but the best seats for the evening mainstage sets in Red Hat Amphitheater can be purchased in advance.

Reserved tickets start at $50.

Click here to read the first press release.

Click here to read the headliner announcement press release.

Blind & Low-Vision attendees can request a sighted-guide HERE

VIDEO: Watch for Big Banjo Countdown Clocks!

VIDEO: 2022 was Memorable

VIDEO: 2021 We Came Back!



Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 11:00 pm
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Downtown Raleigh
310 Fayetteville St
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