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2021 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC – Saturday, Oct. 2

Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Single-day and two-day preferred, reserved tickets are still available to guarantee your seat for the 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC Main Stage, where you can hear performances and special collaborations that you won’t hear anywhere else! Performances at Red Hat Amphitheater will begin at 4 p.m. each day, and will feature premier bluegrass acts for seven hours. This year’s lineup includes: Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton; The Del McCoury Band; Steep Canyon Rangers; Yonder Mountain String Band; Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Odessa Settles; Sister Sadie; The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; Mile Twelve; Tray Wellington; and The Gina Furtado Project. Plus, a portion of the proceeds benefits the IBMA Trust Fund, which provides direct financial assistance to bluegrass artists and other industry professionals in times of emergency need. To date, the Trust Fund has distributed more than $800,000 in direct aid.

Please visit the IBMA Bluegrass Live! website for a printable map and schedule and for additional festival details. Schedules are subject to change and will be posted at each stage. QR codes will be posted throughout the festival, allowing festival-goers to access the full schedule and festival map on their phones. Participants who want a printed schedule are encouraged to print one ahead of time from the World of Bluegrass website.

Proof of full vaccination (final dose on or before Sept. 17) will be required for entrance into Red Hat Amphitheater. Learn more about this year’s health and safety protocols


3:00 p.m. Gates open

4:00 Tray Wellington Band

4:55  Mile Twelve

6:00  Sister Sadie

7:30  Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz & Bryan Sutton  

9:30 The Del McCoury Band


3:00 p.m. Gates open

4:00  The Gina Furtado Project

4:55  The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys

6:00  Jerry Douglas, Odessa Settles & Edgar Meyer

7:30  Steep Canyon Rangers

9:30  Yonder Mountain String Band

Gates at Red Hat open at 3 p.m. both days. Ticket-holders will receive a wrist-band to come and go throughout the day. 

The StreetFest stages begin at 12 noon on both Friday and Saturday. The festival runs until 11 p.m. both nights. 

Saturday, October 2 StreetFest Schedule:

Come Hear NC Stage (located on the flat parking lot in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts)
Sponsors: Come Hear NC; Bud Light; WRAL

12:00 – The Burnett Sisters
1:15 – Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
2:30 – Nixon, Blevins & Gage
3:45 – The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers 
5:00 – Darin & Brooke Aldridge
6:30 – Hank, Pattie & The Current
8:00 – The Steel Wheels
9:45 – Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Davie Street Stage (located near the intersection of Davie and Fayetteville streets)
Sponsors: Booze It and Lose It; Central Carolina Chevrolet Dealers; Bud Light Seltzer; WRAL

12:00 – Bluegrass Pride presents: Sinner Friends
1:15 – Kristy Cox
2:30 – Diamond Creek
3:45 – Hubby Jenkins
5:00 – The Ruta Beggars
6:30 – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
8:00 – Tray Wellington Band
9:30 – Barbaro

Capitol Stage (located on Fayetteville Street between Martin & Hargett streets)
Sponsors: Ron and Nancy McFarlane; Stella Artois; That Station

12:00 – Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive
1:15 – Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves
2:30 – The Price Sisters
3:45 – Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
5:00 – Newberry & Verch
6:30 – Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road
8:00 – Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
9:45 – The Gina Furtado Project

Youth Stage (located on Fayetteville Street across from the Marriott)
Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM); WRAL

12:00 – Mountain Highway
1:10 – Crying Uncle
2:20 – Fair Black Rose
3:30 – Square Deal
4:30 – The Carolina Bluegrass Band from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
5:30 – The Denison University Bluegrass Ensemble (Granville, OH)
7:00 – The Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band (Swannanoa, NC)
8:30 – The Colorado College Bluegrass Band (Colorado Springs, CO)
10:00 – The Lawrence University Bluegrass Band (Appleton, WI)

Complete details about the 2021 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC festival


Saturday, October 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Downtown Raleigh
310 Fayetteville St
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