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Contact

Contact information for Press, Sponsorship, Volunteer Opportunities, Vendors, Accessibility, Business Activations and Deals, and Hotels, Camping, Lodging.

 


Press

For high-resolution press photos and other media needs, please contact:

communications@pinecone.orgJamie Katz Court, Communications & Programs

 


 

Sponsorship

To customize a Wide Open Bluegrass sponsorship, please contact:

 

Greg Behr, gbehr@gbwstrategies.com. He or a member of the Festival Sponsorship Team will follow-up with you within three to five (3-5) business days.

 

Wide Open Bluegrass is the most trafficked and only free portion of a weeklong musical extravaganza produced by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

 

For more information on IBMA’s paid events, contact Paul Schiminger, IBMA - paul@ibma.org | 615-256-3222.

 

Learn more about Wide Open Bluegrass sponsorship opportunities

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities

Without our amazing and dedicated volunteers, Wide Open Bluegrass wouldn’t be possible.

 

If you are interested in volunteering during the Wide Open Bluegrass festival, and/or during the World of Bluegrass conference and related events, please e-mail:

 

membership@pinecone.org - Courtney Wheeler, Membership Coordinator, PineCone

 

tjeffries@visitraleigh.comTammy Jeffries, Assistant Director of Convention Services, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

 


 

Vendors

Got to be NC: Tony Haywood - tony.haywood@ncagr.gov

Got to Be NC application opens in May 2017; application deadline July 15, 2017

 

Shop Local Raleigh/Greater Raleigh Merchants Association: Jennifer Martinjennifer@shoplocalraleigh.org

Shop Local Raleigh application deadline is July 15
Download the 2017 Shop Local Raleigh vendor application

 

Application deadline for Shop Local Raleigh is Sept. 2 - Download the 2016 Shop Local Raleigh vendor application.

 

Arts Market: Artsplosure: Glynda Westerbeekglynda@artsplosure.org
Arts Market application deadline: June 23

 

Concessions: Rachel RiceRachel.rice@raleighconvention.com


Application deadline: Monday, July 17, 2017, 5pm

Download the 2017 Wide Open Bluegrass Concessions Application

 

Download the 2017 Merchandise Vendor Application

 


 

Accessibility

communications@pinecone.org – Jamie Katz Court, Communications & Programs Manager, PineCone (festival producer); 919-664-8333 x103

 

jbrakenbury@visitraleigh.com – Julie Brakenbury, Director of Visitor Services; 919-645-2661

 

ghenderson@visitraleigh.com – Gray Henderson, Convention Services Manager; 919-645-2680

 


 

Business Activations and Deals

jbrakenbury@visitraleigh.com – Julie Brakenbury, Director of Visitor Services; 919-645-2661

 

ghenderson@visitraleigh.com – Gray Henderson, Convention Services Manager; 919-645-2680

 


 

Hotels, Camping, Lodging

There are a variety of lodging options in Raleigh during Wide Open Bluegrass, at a variety of price points to fit most budgets. All room bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the rooms are filling up quickly. All are quality hotels with interior corridors and are fully non-smoking. No pets allowed at any hotel. Each hotel has a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Learn more about hotels with IBMA room blocks



North Carolina State Fairgrounds Camping: For reservations, e-mail Claudine Davis - claudine.davis@ncagr.gov or call 919-839-4501.

Courtesy shuttle provided between Campground and Convention Center. Full service water, sewer, electric hook-up $30 per night.



Reserve space for Downtown Raleigh RV Camping during Wide Open Bluegrass; contact Meredith McLaurin if you have any questions: MMcLaurin@mclaurinparking.com or 919-743-9588