World of Bluegrass

Bluegrass Ramble Schedule for Official Showcase Acts Announced

August 10, 2016

Rounder Records Co-Founder Marian Leighton Levy to Deliver Keynote Address at IBMA Business Conference September 27 In Raleigh, North Carolina

August 5, 2016

IBMA Business Conference Schedule Announced: Music Streaming, Diversity, Touring, Copyright, Digital Media among Workshop Topics; Free Hearing, Vision and Dental Screenings to Registrants

August 4, 2016

Additional Details Revealed for IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2015, September 29-October 3

June 18, 2015

Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas,
The Sam Bush Band, Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester,
The Gibson Brothers, Blue Highway, and
O’Connor Family Band added to lineup at Raleigh’s
Red Hat Amphitheater

Chiesi USA, Inc. announced as presenting sponsor for five-day World of Bluegrass event; PNC to extend their presenting sponsorship of the two-day weekend festival Wide Open Bluegrass for three more years.

First Slate of Artists Announced for Wide Open Bluegrass

May 20, 2015

Artists scheduled to perform at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater
Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Balsam Range, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Wailin’ Jennys, The Kruger Brothers (with special guests), The Claire Lynch Band, Flatt Lonesome, Band of Ruhks, and performances from the critically acclaimed Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited project.

IBMA's Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artists Selected

Apri​l 21, 2015

Nashville, TN — The first round of artists have been announced for the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases which will take place at select venues throughout downtown Raleigh, North Carolina during the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s World of Bluegrass 2015 event, September 29 – Oct 3.

International Bluegrass Music Association to Open Registration, Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations for World of Bluegrass 2015

March 12, 2015

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.

Reserved Seating Sold Out for Saturday, October 4 of Wide Open Bluegrass At Red Hat Amphitheater/Raleigh Convention Center; Less Than 70 Reserved Tickets Remaining for Friday, October 3

August 27, 2014


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