Wide Open Bluegrass

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Wide Open Bluegrass

Wide Open Bluegrass (presented by PNC Bank) is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the IBMA's World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh!  Jointly produced by the IBMA and Raleigh’s Local Organizing Committee, the festival (formerly known as FanFest), features the best in our traditional and acoustic music community.  In addition to the stellar ticketed main stage, the festival now includes a FREE street festival.  Festival proceeds support the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a non-profit organization helping bluegrass professionals in times of need.  The 2015 festival is slated for October 2 and 3 in Raleigh's amazing downtown Red Hat Amphitheater.

First slate of Wide Open artists announced!

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.

Additional Red Hat Amphitheater performers to be announced during
June 18 press conference at the Raleigh venue.

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Tickets   IBMA Members Non Members
Reserved (Sections 1-3)    
Two-Day  $120 $140
Single-Day $60 $70
Reserved (Sections 4-7)    
Two-Day $100 $120
Single-Day $50 $60
General Admission (Lawn)    
Two-Day $80 $100
Two-Day (Child 14 & Under) $60 $70
Single-Day $40 $50
Single-Day (Child 14 & Under) $30 $35

*Member pricing only available for advanced ticket purchase.  Onsite pricing will be at the Non-Member rate 

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The Main Stage of Wide Open Bluegrass has proven to be a hot ticket, so be sure to get your membership today and take advantage of early ticket sales and discounts.  Don’t miss a note of the action! 

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