Wide Open Bluegrass is the new weekend festival formerly known as IBMA’s Fan Fest. It’s bigger and bolder and it’s outdoors during the nicest time of the year. Get ready for two parts of this huge event. The main stages in the Raleigh Convention Center and Red Hat Amphitheater will host some of the best bluegrass lineups of the fall anywhere in the nation, with Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Gibson Brothers, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters and much more.
The other half of Wide Open Bluegrass is a FREE street festival noon until 11:00PM Friday and Saturday. With three music stages, a youth talent stage, the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship, Dance Tent, and many more things to and eat!
For more information visit the website at www.WideOpenBluegrass.com
UPDATE: We had a great time at the Wide Open Bluegrass event in Raleigh this year and hope to see you all again next year!