Full Schedule/Artist Lineup Announced for the 2019 Bluegrass Ramble

Full Schedule/Artist Lineup Announced for the 2019 Bluegrass Ramble

The hottest acts shaping bluegrass music today will be performing as part of this innovative showcase series at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Preview the incredible artists presented at the Ramble this year with the free Mix Tape, available for downloads now at worldofbluegrass.org/bluegrass-ramble/

Nashville, TN — The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has released the full schedule and list of performances for this year’s Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative showcase series taking place over three days, Sept 24-26, in clubs in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Ramble venues include the Architect Bar & Social House, Kings, Lincoln Theater, Pour House, Vintage Church and the Raleigh Convention Center (two stages).

The Bluegrass Ramble includes the World of Bluegrass Kick Off Party, this year featuring multiple IBMA award winner and GRAMMY nominee, Special Consensus.  The Kick Off Party takes place at the Lincoln Theater on Tuesday Sept 24 at 6pm, following the IBMA Business Conference Keynote Address by Alison Brown.

The Bluegrass Ramble is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, whose Principal Sponsor is Chiesi USA; World of Bluegrass is a five-day bluegrass music homecoming and convention, taking place Sept. 24-28, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With over 100 showcase performances, the Ramble is the premier platform for introducing talent and new material to the bluegrass community, and to music fans from around the globe:

Architect Bar & Social House –  108 East Hargett Street

Tuesday, September 24:

7:00 pm Troy Engle & Southern Skies

8:00 pm George Jackson Band

9:00 pm Rod McCormack

10:00 pm Justin Hiltner

11:00 pm           High Fidelity

12:00 am           Jake Blount

Wednesday, September 25:  Sponsored by Cumberland Music Collective

7:00 pm Evie Ladin Band

8:00 pm Zoe & Cloyd

9:00 pm Hoot & Holler

10:00 pm Ellis Dyson & the Shambles

10:45 pm           Maybe April

11:30 pm           The Slocan Ramblers

12:15 am Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor Band

Thursday, September 26:

7:00 pm Garrett Newton Band

8:00 pm Nixon, Blevins, & Gage

9:00 pm Lorraine Jordan & Caroline Road

10:00 pm Karen Smedley & Three Jack Jenny

11:00 pm           Into the Fog

12:00 am           David Davis & the Warrior River Boys

Kings –  14 West Martin Street

Tuesday, September 24: Sponsored by Organic Records

7:00 pm Tellico

8:00 pm Jeff Parker & Company

9:00 pm Andrew Collins Trio

10:00 pm Zoe & Cloyd

10:45 pm           Tellico

11:30 pm           Aaron Burdette

12:15 am Gina Furtado Project

Wednesday, September 25: Sponsored by Rick Lang Music

7:00 pm Aaron Burdett

8:00 pm Henhouse Prowlers

9:00 pm The Dead South

10:00 pm Songwriters in the Round: Becky Buller, Laurie Lewis, Irene Kelley

11:00 pm           Troy Engle & Southern Skies

12:00 am           John & Julie Pennell with Martin Gilmore

Thursday, September 26:

7:00 pm Barefoot Manner Bluegrass

8:00 pm Swift Creek

9:00 pm Dwight Hawkins & The Piedmont Highballers

10:00 pm Drivetime

11:00 pm           Chatham Rabbits

12:00 am           The High & Wides

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus Street

Tuesday, September 24: Sponsored by La Roche Bluegrass Festival

6:00 pm World of Bluegrass Kickoff Party – Special Consensus

7:00 pm Rapidgrass

8:00 pm  Mile Twelve

9:00 pm Songs from the Road Band

10:00 pm AJ Lee & Blue Summit

11:00 pm           Red Wine

12:00 am           Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

Wednesday, September 25: Sponsored by The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

6:00 pm Bill & The Belles

7:00 pm Slocan Ramblers

8:00 pm Alex Leach

9:00 pm Trout Steak Revival

10:00 pm The Dead South

11:00 pm           Ellis Dyson & the Shambles

12:00 am           The Dan Tyminski Band

Thursday, Sept. 26: Sponsored by Bonfire Management 

7:00 pm Tatiana hargreaves & Allison De Groot

8:00 pm Grass Street

9:00 pm Fireside Collective

10:00 pm Danny Burns

10:45 pm           The Barefoot Movement

11:30 pm          The Slocan Ramblers

12:15 am          Williamson Branch

Pour House Music Hall – 224 South Blount Street

Tuesday, September 24: Sponsored by Earl Scuggs Music Festival

7:00 pm Meadow Mountain

8:00 pm AJ Lee & Blue Summit

9:00 pm Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

10:00 pm TBA

10:45 pm           The Barefoot Movement

11:30 pm           Darin & Brooke Aldridge

12:15 am           The Po’ Ramblin Boys

Wednesday, September 25:

7:00 pm Blue Canyon Boys

8:00 pm Damn Tall Buildings

9:00 pm  Twisted Pine

10:00 pm Lonesome Days

11:00 pm           George Jackson Band

12:00 am           Steve Thomas and The Time Machine

Thursday, September 26: Sponsored by Midwood Entertainment

7:00 pm Anya Hinkle & Tellico

8:00 pm  Meadow Mountain

9:00 pm   Hank, Pattie & the Current

10:00 pm Songs from the Road Band

11:00 pm           The Wooks

12:00 am           Unspoken Tradition

Raleigh Convention Center – 500 South Salisbury

Tuesday, September 24:

Mezzanine, Level 2

7:00 pm  Damn Tall Buildings

7:35 pm   Country Current

8:10 pm   Zoe & Cloyd

8:45 pm   Henhouse Prowlers

9:20 pm  Slocan Ramblers

Room 304

7:00 pm  Alex Leach

7:35 pm   Evie Ladin Band

8:10 pm   Blue Canyon Boys

8:45 pm   Aaron Burdett

9:20 pm  Jaelee Roberts

Wednesday, September 25:

Mezzanine, Level 2

7:00 pm  Mile Twelve

7:35 pm   George Jackson Band

8:10 pm   ClayBank

8:45 pm   AJ Lee & Blue Summit

9:20 pm  Jeff Parker & Company

Room 304

7:00 pm  Rod McCormack

7:35 pm   Nick Chandler & Delivered

8:10 pm   Andrew Collins Trio

8:45 pm   Meadow Mountain

9:20 pm  Sounds from the Road Band

Vintage Church – 118 South Person Street

Tuesday, September 24:

7:00 pm    Nick Chandler & Delivered

8:00 pm  ClayBank

9:00 pm The Price Sisters

Wednesday, September 25:

7:00 pm   Country Current

8:00 pm    Jaelee Roberts

9:00 pm   The Gina Furtado Project

Thursday, September 26:

7:00 pm   Sweet Potato Pie

8:00 pm    Magnolia Project

9:00 pm    Salt & Light

10:00 pm Ellis Dyson & The Shambles


An IBMA Business Conference badge or Bluegrass Ramble wristband (buy now) is required for admission to all venues. Registered Business Conference attendees do not need to purchase Bluegrass Ramble tickets.

More info about IBMA’s World of Bluegrass

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, whose Principal Sponsor is Chiesi USA, is a five-day annual bluegrass music homecoming and convention. World of Bluegrass encompasses four events: the IBMA Business Conference, September 24-26; the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases, taking place September 24-26 in downtown Raleigh and at the Raleigh Convention Center; the 30thAnnual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday evening, September 26; and PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, September 27-28, a two-day festival. Wide Open Bluegrass features the best of the best in bluegrass today, benefiting the IBMA Bluegrass 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.


As in years past, events during World of Bluegrass will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the Red Hat Amphitheater and at various venues in town.


Volunteer for Wide Open Bluegrass and other World of Bluegrass events: https://worldofbluegrass.org/participate/volunteer/


Learn more about accessibility efforts that are part of the whole World of Bluegrass, including Wide Open Bluegrass: https://worldofbluegrass.org/accessibility/


The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that last year’s World of Bluegrass events generated $12.7 million in direct visitor spending for that region, with total attendance for the week’s activities estimated to be a record-breaking 223,000 people. Over 220 acts performed throughout the entire week of World of Bluegrass.


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About Chiesi USA

Chiesi USA, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company committed to research, development, and commercialization of innovative products in the areas of cardiovascular, neonatology, respiratory, rare disease and special care therapeutics. Our primary focus is on people: the people we serve in the healthcare community; the people whose lives are touched by our products and services; and the people who work at Chiesi USA, as they strive to build their company, their family and their community. Chiesi USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.


About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.


About IBMA

IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the nonprofit professional organization for the global bluegrass music community. The organization’s successful run in Raleigh is the product of their partnership with The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Raleigh Convention Center, PineCone—The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, the City of Raleigh and a local organizing committee.


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Press Info:

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General Info:

Abby Lee Hood, IBMA

[email protected] (615) 256-3222

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