Ticketed Events 2014

Performances on the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Main Stages require tickets. The main stages are the Raleigh Convention Center stage and the Red Hat Amphitheater stage on October 3 & 4. Information on the Free Street Festival can be found here.


Tickets on sale to the general public and members at the following links:


Wide Open Bluegrass Festival tickets are available for $40-$70/day, based on seat location and IBMA membership. Tickets for children 14 and under are half price ($30 members, $35 non-members). For more details and to purchase tickets/register for World of Bluegrass 2014, IBMA Awards, Wide Open Bluegrass weekend festival and Bluegrass Ramble showcase passes, lodging and camping options, and more, visit or call 1-888-GET-IBMA.

Click below to view the Main Stages Performance Line-up and Calendar:



Awards Show & Business Conference

The 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, is simply bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, which recognizes outstanding talent and achievements for the year, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music. More Info.

The IBMA Business Conference portion of World of Bluegrass 2014, Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, will feature the best in bluegrass networking, showcasing and professional development, along with expanded showcase opportunities.

“The Bluegrass Ramble” (named after a famous Bill Monroe instrumental) returns this year, allowing convention attendees and local fans to “ramble” around Raleigh for three nights, sampling great bluegrass music on seven stages. This year, the City of Raleigh is providing a dedicated shuttle service that will run continuously between the hotels and ramble venues from 4:45pm-2:45am. In addition to TWO stages at the Raleigh Convention Center sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Visitors & Convention Bureau, the following Raleigh venues will participate: The Lincoln Theatre, Vintage Church, The Pour House Music Hall, Tir Na Nog, Kings, and The Architect Bar and Social House.