The Wide Open Experience

“The Wide Open Experience offers a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Raleigh’s signature events while supporting economic development for our area. World of Bluegrass brought more than 200,000 visitors and $11 million in economic impact to Raleigh last year.”
- Adrienne Cole, President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber


Wide Open Experience VIP
To customize a Wide Open Bluegrass Experience for your company, employees and clients please contact:

Greg Behr:
Mollie Shook:

A member of our Bluegrass Experience Team will follow up within 24 hours!

To purchase (non-VIP) Red Hat Amphitheater Main Stage tickets for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, 2017, please visit For VIP reservations, see above.



Introducing the Wide Open Experience, the newest way to enjoy Raleigh’s signature Bluegrass event. This VIP opportunity offers a home base during the festival teeming with food, drink and fun. Don’t miss out–limited availability!
Blue Sky Deck
The Blue Sky Deck offers your employees or clients an unprecedented vantage point to enjoy the world’s top Bluegrass musicians perform at Red Hat Amphitheater. Covered Sky Box viewing, or amphitheater seating, the choice is yours as you enjoy abundant food and beverages throughout the day. Seating is limited, so hurry!
Wide Open BlueSky Experience Package Includes:
• Private gathering space
• Additional VIP amphitheater seating
• Catered dining, beer, wine & beverages
*Limited to 80 persons per day
Total package daily per person: $400
2-day experience per person: $800
Green Grass Tent
Treat your top clients and employees to a Wide Open Experience 
weekend in the Green Grass Tent. Our tent inside Red Hat Amphitheater is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the world’s top Bluegrass musicians. Our tent offers all the VIP amenities you’ve come to expect with preferred sectional seating within the amphitheater. Limited availability.
GreenGrass Experience Package includes all this:
• Private tent access
• Tent-side seating within amphitheater
• Catered dining, beer, wine & beverages
2-day experience per person: $470