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Press Clippings - Wide Open Bluegrass 2016

News & Observer Special World Of Bluegrass 2016 Coverage



Press Clippings - Wide Open Bluegrass 2015

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Press Clippings - Wide Open Bluegrass 2014

Read a recap of the final numbers for WOB '14

The Rolling Stone captures the debate around "what is bluegrass"  

Great American Country names Wide Open Bluegrass one of the top 5 bluegrass festivals in the country

Bluegrass: Living in Raleigh Now

Bluegrass, string music deeply rooted in African-American tradition

Kruger Brothers Concerto traces connections between bluegrass and classical music

River of live bluegrass flows through Raleigh

The Monroe Reels: Peter Rowan

Local bluegrass fans gear up for IBMA

The News & Observer's special online section from last year, Bluegrass for Beginners

Press Clippings about the inaugural Wide Open Bluegrass 2013

1. Read a recap of the final numbers for WOB '13 -IBMA

2. ‘World of Bluegrass’ hits a grand slam in its first year in Raleigh - News and Observer

3. “The Tony Rice Moment” in Raleigh, NC, on September 26, 2013 - The New Yorker

4. Brevard band joins Steve Martin at Wide Open Bluegrass - WRAL

5. How Raleigh got its bluegrass festival, and how it intends to keep it - INDY

6. This bluegrass collaboration truly was epic - News and Observer

7. “IBMA . . . I know we just met, and this is probably going to seem way too fast . . .but I think I love you.” - Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine

7. Raleigh Bluegrass Interactive Guide