PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2018

Friday & Saturday, September 28-29



Main Stage tickets on sale now!



Wide Open Bluegrass 2018:


Red Hat Amphitheater

Red Hat Amphitheater
The world's greatest Bluegrass musicians perform Friday & Saturday, September 28-29th from 11AM - 10PM. Daily or weekend tickets available. Proceeds benefit the Bluegrass Trust Fund.



FREE StreetFest
Enjoy 7 stages of free music in downtown Raleigh.

Wide Open Creations

Wide Open Creations
Shop the finest artisans, foods and locally grown products at the StreetFest.


If you are hungry – we are cooking it.

Whole Hog Championship

North Carolina Whole Hog Barbeque Championship
Will add a distinctly NC flavor to this event. Enjoy the finest BBQ in NC!

Banjo Stand

Sir Walter Raleigh Banjo Stand
Come visit Bland Hoke's public art project surrounding our city’s namesake! 

Banjo Stand

Green Ambassadors
IBMA, PineCone, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Raleigh Convention Center are committed to reducing the amount of waste generated during the World of Bluegrass. Throughout the business conference and festival, a volunteer “Green Team,” will monitor recycling stations to ensure as much recycling as possible is diverted from the landfill. A special thanks to the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department for loaning materials for our Green Team.


Festival attendees who are camping at the State Fairgrounds are encouraged to bring recycling to the green headquarters where they will be entered into a raffle just for doing their part. Raffle prizes have been generously donated by IBMA, PineCone, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Raleigh Convention Center.


PNC Presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2018!


Volunteer at World of Bluegrass 2018!


Brought to You By
The City of Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, and PineCone are proud to bring you the Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival. Last year the StreetFest drew over 200,000 fans. We are honored to showcase our talented musicians, downtown Raleigh and the hospitality of those who call this great city home.