Press Releases - World of Bluegrass - 2014

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IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014 Attendance Figure Exceeds 180,000

October 21, 2014

Nashville, TN —The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass event, September 30-October 4, continued its successful run in Raleigh, North Carolina. As detailed in a release today from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, preliminary attendance figures for the entire week, which include both local and out-of-town attendees, is estimated to be more than 180,000 people. The release also states that direct visitor spending is estimated at $10.8 million for the entire World of Bluegrass event. 

Full Performance Schedule Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest

September 3, 2014​

Nashville, TN — The full schedule of artists and performances for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, the free street festival portion of Wide Open Bluegrass, has just been announced. The roster of artists performing at Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, held October 3 and 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina, includes a broad mix of local, national and international bluegrass talent.

IBMA Youth Council Announces Youth Stage Bands to Play at Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival, Oct 3-4, Raleigh, NC

July ​30, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN – The International Bluegrass Music Association Youth Council has chosen the ten bands who will perform on the Youth Stage at the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 as part of the World of Bluegrass event. The following bands have been invited to perform:

IBMA Film Festival to Launch During World of Bluegrass 2014

July 29, 201​4

NASHVILLE, TN – Eight film projects – including two spotlighted feature films – have been selected to kick off the inaugural IBMA Film Festival, which will take place during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, Sept. 30 – October 4, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kruger Brothers to Debut New Concerto at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2014

June 10, 2014

“Lucid Dreamer” will be performed with the Kontras Quartet at the Raleigh Convention Center on October 4 as part of the Wide Open Bluegrass festival

Addtional Details Revealed for the IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2014

May 13, 2014

Announcements include a three-year extension of the event’s stay in Raleigh, NCPC’s Whole Hog Barbecue Championship and PNC returning as presenting sponsor of the Wide Open Bluegrass festival