International Bluegrass Music Festivial

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Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival Map

Streetfest 2016

We've expanded the footprint of this year's festival, and added some new features, including a Family Fun and Picnic area and Kids Zone in front of Memorial Auditorium.



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Wide Open Bluegrass 2016 Festival Map


The StreetFest is free and open to the public, and there are a variety of free events that will take place in the Raleigh Convention Center during the festival as well.
Most of the events taking place during Wide Open Bluegrass are on the street level with the roads closed off to motor vehicles starting Thursday night. Fayetteville Street is more than half a mile long, so there will be some distances to travel between certain stages. All street-level activities are physically accessible, but please be aware that Fayetteville Street and and its sidewalks will be crowded during the event.
There is plenty to see and do on your way between events, even when those events are blocks apart. In the evenings, Raleigh’s team of rickshaw drivers can be a great option for moving from one event to another in a cost-effective way.
You can avoid some crowding by going up or down a block to Wilmington or Salisbury streets and then returning to Fayetteville via one of the cross streets. Do note that some streets have a slight uphill pitch to them, especially the side streets: Martin, Davie, and Hargett.
The ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass takes place in Red Hat Amphitheater, and you can learn more about that venue’s accessibility features on the Red Hat Amphitheater website, as well as below. 
Volunteers in red T-shirts will be around the festival - please ask someone if you have a question.