Looking ahead: World of Bluegrass Preview in Raleigh, North Carolina

By Jill Crabtree

IBMA members and bluegrass fans will head to Raleigh on Saturday, April 13 for a close up look at the facilities, venues and hotels that will play host to World of Bluegrass week this fall.

The weekend will start with a guided tour of the three main facilities: the Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheatre, and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Tours will take off from the Salisbury Street entrance of the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC  27601) at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.  There will be more information provided on other places you might want to see and how to access them on foot or from the free R-Line bus service that serves downtown Raleigh.  We want you to see everything that is available to you, just a few steps away from where all the action will be. 

On Saturday evening at 6:00 PM, all the preview attendees are invited back to the Red Hat Amphitheatre for some North Carolina hospitality!  Our hosts are rolling out the red carpet for a bluegrass BBQ tailgate party with food, drink, fellowship and picking.  Bring your instruments!

The IBMA Board of Directors, IBMA staff and plenty of folks from the city of Raleigh will be on hand to welcome you and answer your questions.   We are so excited to show you just what all the fuss is about for World of Bluegrass 2013!

See you on April 13!