The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and local host PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music) have announced Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Jerry Douglas, and Missy Raines & Allegheny with special guest Alison Brown as the final artists for the Red Hat Amphitheater performances at the 11th annual IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC to be held Sept. 29-30, 2023. The live weekend performances will take place at Red Hat Amphitheater and on additional stages in downtown Raleigh. Reserved tickets for the Red Hat Amphitheater performances start at just $50 for IBMA members.
“We are proud that IBMA Bluegrass Live! continues to provide stellar bluegrass music to more fans than any festival in the world,” said IBMA Interim Executive Director Paul Schiminger. “It is truly a celebration of our great music! The lineup on this year’s main stage at the Red Hat Amphitheater is an exciting mix of Hall of Famers and some of the most dynamic and creative artists in bluegrass. Don’t miss these unique and incredible performances!”
The full lineup of performers at Red Hat Amphitheater for IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC includes The Del McCoury Band; Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (with special guest Jerry Douglas); Kruger Brothers play Doc Watson (with special guest Jerry Douglas); Mighty Poplar; The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; Missy Raines & Allegheny with special guest Alison Brown; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; Jake Blount, Kaia Kater & Tray Wellington; and AJ Lee & Blue Summit.
“There’s a little something for everyone,” said David Brower, executive director of Pinecone and festival producer. “And then wait until folks see the lineup for the StreetFest stages that will line the streets of downtown Raleigh. You’re gonna be able to walk around and celebrate where we’ve been as a genre and at the same time get a sneak peek of where we might be headed.“
As in years past, events during IBMA World of Bluegrass will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, the Red Hat Amphitheater and at various venues in town.
The Red Hat Amphitheater day schedule for this year’s IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC is as follows:
The Del McCoury Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
Kids on Bluegrass
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (with special guest Jerry Douglas)
Kruger Brothers play Doc Watson (with special guest Jerry Douglas)
The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (with special guest Bobby Osborne)
Jake Blount, Kaia Kater & Tray Wellington
Missy Raines & Allegheny (with special guest Alison Brown)
IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrass professionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrass community worldwide. IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, featuring the best of the best in bluegrass today, helps benefit the IBMA Trust Fund—a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that assists bluegrass professionals during financial emergencies—and introducing the music to thousands of new fans every year.
PineCone is the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. It is a Raleigh-based nonprofit that serves as the official local host and festival producer for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. It was founded in 1984 by a group of friends looking to preserve, present and promote music and dance that’s rooted in the Piedmont. PineCone hosts year-round events that highlight rich and diverse musical traditions that’ve been passed down informally for generations.
Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex is home to four pristine venues in Raleigh, North Carolina. Owned and operated by the City of Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center, the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, and Red Hat Amphitheater are located within a two-block radius in the heart of Downtown Raleigh and welcome approximately one million visitors annually. Nearby, the City of Raleigh-owned Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek welcomes roughly 300,000 people each season.
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