The Conference is all about networking, learning, and hearing new music!
A jam-packed three day schedule will offer up 100's of ways for attendees to do all the above!
The best way to make sure you don't miss anything is to register for the full conference and have access to all the professional development, artist showcases*, special presentations, the Music Expo, and so much more!
Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
It's bluegrass without limits and offerings for every music fan!
From newgrass, jamgrass, traditional bluegrass, old-time and more!
Outdoor Amphitheater Stage
Indoor Music Stage
Indoor Master's Workshops Stage
Music Expo - to see all the latest music products
The North Carolina Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship
Public Street Fair
All-Day Jamming & Fellowship
Artists to appear include:
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell
Special performance featuring Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Tony Rice & Mark Schatz
The Infamous Stringdusters
And Many More!
The Music Expo will be open Thursday-Saturday, September 26-28 and will be located inside the Raleigh Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C.
NEW this year, the exhibit hall will be open to the public on Friday & Saturday!
As part of our new partnerships, the city of Raleigh will host a FREE public street fair in conjunction with the ticketed Wide Open Bluegrass Festival on September 27 & 28.
The exhibit hall will be part of the FREE options that the community can take part in. Exhibitors will have the best of both worlds by having increased traffic and easy access to ALL patrons and attendees, while also being inside, in a protected and securable environment. Street fair attendance is expected to be 30,000 plus.
There has NEVER been a better time to become an exhibitor at World of Bluegrass!
We are a member-led organization and the board is elected by professional members. We're privileged to have the following individuals on the Board of Directors, and serving as members of IBMA Committees.