The Infamous Stringdusters, The Jerry Douglas Band
Sierra Hull and Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band are among the featured acts.
Tickets go on sale to IBMA members April 5. 


NASHVILLE (March 15, 2022) – The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the initial lineup of artists and ticket information for IBMA Bluegrass Live!® powered by PNC, a two-day festival at the 2022 IBMA World of Bluegrass®. Tickets for the festival, which will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Raleigh, N.C., will go on sale to IBMA members April 5 and the general public April 19.

The live weekend performances will take place at Red Hat Amphitheater and on additional stages in downtown Raleigh. Tickets for the Red Hat performances start at just $50 for IBMA members.

The initial lineup of performers at Red Hat for IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC includes The Infamous Stringdusters, The Jerry Douglas Band (with special guests), Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Sierra Hull, Balsam Range, Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream (with Brian Farrow, Dante’ Pope and Tray Wellington), Della Mae, and Twisted Pine. Additional main stage acts will be announced at a later date.

IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC is part of the five-day IBMA World of Bluegrass event, billed “The Most Important Week in Bluegrass,” which also includes the IBMA Business Conference, the IBMA Bluegrass Ramble showcase series and the 33rd Annual IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards, Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Tickets and hotel reservations will open for IBMA members April 5. More information is available at the IBMA World of Bluegrass website,

“It is wonderful to be getting back to the music in Raleigh, and we are excited to announce the initial lineup of blockbuster performances for this year’s IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC,” said Pat Morris, executive director of IBMA. “The fan experience will be unmatched at this year’s event and we look forward to an exciting week of reuniting with old friends and hearing great music, from award-winning artists to special collaborations with amazing guests. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements.”

As in years past, events during IBMA 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.

“Raleigh is such a welcoming home for this music,” said David Brower, festival producer and executive director of PineCone, a Raleigh-based non-profit music organization. “This year’s festival is expected to be bigger and even more joyous than the last. Most of the event is free, and thanks to the support of some great sponsors we’re able to open up the back sections of the amphitheater for free general admission this year. Of course, the best seats are reserved, and will go quickly, but everyone is welcome at this festival.”

Tickets for reserved seating at IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC will go on sale to IBMA members April 5 and to the general public April 19.


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 thebest 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. There’s more about PineCone’s concerts, jam sessions, workshops, camps, youth programs and weekly radio show at

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 Duke Energy 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.

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) — As the official destination marketing organization for Wake County, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh), is responsible for promoting Wake County as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, the organization strengthens the economic position of and provide opportunity for people throughout Wake County. Raleigh, N.C./Wake County welcomes nearly 18 million visitors annually whose spending tops $2.9 billion. The visitor economy supports more than 28,000 local jobs in Wake County and generates $284 million in state and local tax revenues, saving each Wake County household $727 in taxes annually.

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

The City of Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, home to several colleges and universities, with a vibrant performing arts community. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and collaboration, North Carolina’s capital city has become an internationally recognized leader in life science and technology innovation.

Set amongst the backdrop of our Capitol, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts has stood as a historic and cultural focal point in Downtown Raleigh since 1932. It has played host to Broadway classics, rock legendsand major political figures while maintaining an emphasis on education of the arts and artists housed within Raleigh’s community. With four separate event spaces available, the breadth and depth of events past, present and future has made this Raleigh’s Premier Arts Venue.

General Info:

Ally Lubera, IBMA
[email protected]

Local Info:
Tray Wellington
[email protected]
919-664-8333, x102

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