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2015 PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass

Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 11:30 am - Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
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IMPORTANT WEATHER ALERT: Due to the weather, PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass will move indoors to the Raleigh Convention Center – ticketed AND free stages will all be indoors, and the Dance Tent will be located just in front of the Convention Center on Salisbury Street. Learn more

The 2015 Wide Open Bluegrass will be chock-full of great music, dance, food, artwork, NC products, and more! Performers at Red Hat Amphitheater include Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush Band, Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester, The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, and O’Connor Family Band; plus the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Kruger Brothers with Kontras Quartet, The Claire Lynch Band, Flatt Lonesome, Band of Ruhks, and performances from the critically acclaimed Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited project. Up to half of the net proceeds from the ticket sales of Red Hat Amphitheater go to the 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. View the full Main Stage lineup

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In addition, more than 50 bands will play music on five stages and in the dance tent, and the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue Championship will once again add a distinctly NC flavor to this event. Plus, there will be plenty of other mouth-watering food and drinks to keep you going as long as the music is playing. While you’re at the festival, make sure to check out the juried artists in Artsplosure’s Arts Market area, the Got to Be NC products, and much more, including additional FREE festivities inside the Raleigh Convention Center (including IBMA’s music expo, indoor stages, the best jamming imaginable, and more!). Learn more about the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest 

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PineCone serves as the official “Local Host” for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass and as producer of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Wide Open Bluegrass is presented in partnership with IBMA, plus the City of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, and a local organizing committee.


Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
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Downtown Raleigh
310 Fayetteville St
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