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FREE Streetfest Music Schedule 2018

The bluegrass tide spills over into downtown Raleigh as more than 100 bands perform on 7 stages along Fayetteville Street. Performers include a broad mix of local, national, and international talent. The dance tent will feature clogging performances, participatory square dances, and late-night open dancing Friday and Saturday nights. And don’t miss the Youth Music Stage - situated on the outdoor plaza at the Convention Center. Artist lineup is subject to change without notice. 

 

Don't miss the incredible lineup on the Wide Open Main Stage this year! A portion of the proceeds from the ticketed component of Wide Open Bluegrass benefits the Bluegrass Trust Fund.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018



IBMA SPOTLIGHT STAGE AT CITY PLAZA

Ron and Nancy McFarlane, Stella Artois, WRAL

  • 12:00-12:45
  • 1:15-2:00
  • 2:30-3:15
  • 3:45-4:30
  • 5:00-5:45
  • 6:15-7:15
  • 7:45-9:00
  • 9:30-11:00
  • Cane Mill Road
  • Fireside Collective
  • Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
  • Mile Twelve
  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
  • Sister Sadie
  • Special Consensus
  • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

DAVIE STREET STAGE

NC Arts Council, Central Carolina Chevy Dealers, LoneRider

  • 12:15-1:00
  • 1:30-2:15
  • 2:45-3:30
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:15-6:00
  • 6:30-7:30
  • 8:00-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • Piney Woods Boys
  • Kinney Rorrer & The New North Carolina Ramblers
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
  • Hank, Pattie & The Current
  • Riley Baugus
  • ShadowGrass
  • Tony Williamson & Friends
  • The Kruger Brothers

HARGETT STREET STAGE

​Boone, NC, Lone Rider, WQDR

  • 12:30-1:15
  • 1:45-2:30
  • 3:00-3:45
  • 4:15-5:00
  • 5:30-6:15
  • 6:45-7:45
  • 8:15-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • Kristy Cox
  • Bill and The Belles
  • Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
  • FY5
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Donna Ulisse
  • Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
  • Town Mountain

CAPITOL STAGE

Chiesi,Stella Artois, WRAL

  • 12:15-1:00
  • 1:30-2:15
  • 2:45-3:30
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:15-6:00
  • 6:30-7:30
  • 8:00-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • Amanda Cook
  • Johnny & Jeanette Williams
  • Compton & Newberry
  • Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius
  • Nick Forster
  • Amythyst Kiah
  • Lonesome River Band
  • Balsam Range

YOUTH STAGE

919 Magazine, NC-4H, NC Amtrak, Buckstove

  • 12:00 - 12:45
  • 1:00 - 1:45
  • 2:00 - 3:45
  • 4:00 - 4:45
  • 5:00 - 5:45
  • 6:00 - 6:45
  • 7:00 - 7:35
  • 7:45 - 8:15
  • 8:25 - 9:00
  • 9:10 - 9:45
  •  
  • The Baker Family
  • Southern Strings
  • Kids on Bluegrass
  • The Arcadian Wild
  • Blue Js
  • Salt and Light
  • Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette "Vermilion Express"
  • EKU Bluegrass Ensemble
  • Clemson Bluegrass Ensemble
  • Mountain Music Ambassadors (The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University)
  •  

JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS (J.A.M.) STAGE (Martin Street)

  • 12:00-12:45
  • 1:00-1:45
  • 2:00-2:45
  • 3:00-3:45
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:00-5:45
  • 6:00-6:45
  • 7:00-7:45
  • Eliza Meyer
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Sweet Potato Pie Kids
  • Henderson JAM Kids
  • ShadowGrass
  • Ella & Mary
  • Burnett Sisters
  • Cane Mill Road

DANCE TENT

WakeMed, CBS17 News

  • 12:00 - 1:30
  • 2:00 - 2:45
  • 3:15 - 4:30
  • 5:00-5:45
  • 6:15-7:00
  • 7:30-9:00
  • 9:30-11:00
  • Square Dance with Hoot & Holler Rodney Sutton calling
  • Dwight Hawkins & Piedmont Highballers
  • Contra Dance with Steamshovel Beth Molaro calling
  • Clogging Workshop with Hoot & Holler Rodney Sutton calling
  • Clogging with The Apple Chill Cloggers Music by Patrick Walsh & Friends
  • Open Dance with Che Apalache
  • Open Dance with The Po' Ramblin' Boys


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018



IBMA SPOTLIGHT STAGE AT CITY PLAZA

Ron and Nancy McFarlane, Stella Artois, WRAL

  • 12:00-12:45
  • 1:15-2:00
  • 2:30-3:15
  • 3:45-4:30
  • 5:00-5:45
  • 6:15-7:15
  • 7:45-9:00
  • 9:30-11:00
  • Danny Paisley & Southern Grass
  • The Davidson Brothers
  • Kids on Bluegrass
  • Terry Baucom's Dukes of Drive
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band
  • Alison Brown Band

DAVIE STREET STAGE

NC Arts Council, Central Carolina Chevy Dealers, LoneRider

  • 12:15-1:00
  • 1:30-2:15
  • 2:45-3:30
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:15-6:00
  • 6:30-7:30
  • 8:00-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • Zoe & Cloyd
  • The Burnett Sisters
  • Dewey & Leslie Brown & The Carolina Gentlemen
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass
  • Jeff Little Trio
  • Strictly Clean & Decent
  • Carolina Blue Band
  • The Harris Brothers

HARGETT STREET STAGE

​Boone, NC, Lone Rider, WQDR

  • 12:30-1:15
  • 1:45-2:30
  • 3:00-3:45
  • 4:15-5:00
  • 5:30-6:15
  • 6:45-7:45
  • 8:15-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • The Carolina PineCones
  • Diamond Creek
  • Loose Strings Band
  • Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience
  • ClayBank
  • Sideline
  • Wood & Wire
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

CAPITOL STAGE

Chiesi,Stella Artois, WRAL

  • 12:15-1:00
  • 1:30-2:15
  • 2:45-3:30
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:15-6:00
  • 6:30-7:30
  • 8:00-9:15
  • 9:45-11:00pm
  • The McLain Family Band
  • Nu-Blu
  • David Davis & The Warrior River Boys
  • Tatiana Hargreaves with Hoot & Holler
  • Nefesh Mountain
  • Hubby Jenkins
  • Front Country
  • Unspoken Tradition

YOUTH STAGE

919 Magazine, NC-4H, NC Amtrak, Buckstove

  • 12:00 - 12:45
  • 1:00 - 1:45
  • 2:00 - 2:45
  • 3:00 - 3:45
  • 4:00 - 4:45
  • 5:00 - 5:35
  • 5:45 - 6:20
  •  
  • 6:30 - 7:05
  • 7:15 - 7:45
  • 7:55 - 8:25
  • 8:35 - 9:10
  • 9:20 - 9:35
  • That Dalton Gang
  • Crying Uncle
  • Cane Mill Road
  • Dixie Jubilee
  • ShadowGrass
  • Carolina Bluegrass - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mountain Music Ambassadors (The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University)
  •  
  • Colorado Collegee
  • Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band
  • Walters State Community College, The High Lonesome Senate
  • East Tennessee State University "Bluegrass Pride Band"
  • Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music

JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS (J.A.M.) STAGE (Martin Street)

  • 11:00-11:45
  • 12:00-12:45
  • 1:00-1:45
  • 2:00-2:45
  • 3:00-3:45
  • 4:00-4:45
  • 5:00-5:45
  • 6:00-6:45
  • 7:00-7:45
  • Ashe JAM Band
  • One Fret Over
  • Junior Appalachian Musicians Band
  • Possum on a Whale
  • Karlie Keepfer & Smokey Holler
  • Carl Johnson & JAM Allstars, featuring Jonah Graves
  • Carolina PineCones
  • Cane Mill Road
  • ShadowGrass

DANCE TENT

WakeMed, CBS17 News

  • 12:00 - 2:00
  • 2:30 - 3:45
  •  
  • 4:15 - 5:45
  • 6:15-7:00
  • 7:30-9:00
  • 9:30-11:00
  • Family Square Dance with Hogs & Dawgs Ruth Pershing calling
  • Clogging (performance and workshop) with Green Grass Cloggers, Music by Little Stony Nighthawks
  •  
  • Contra Dance with Steamshovel Beth Molaro calling
  • Clogging with the Cane Creek Cloggers, Music by Deep Valley Drifters
  • Contra Dance with Rip the Calico Kyle Johnston calling
  • Open Dance with Love Canon

For IBMA’s Ticket Policy, please click here. Schedule subject to change without notice.