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Multiple Locations in Downtown Raleigh, including Red Hat Amphitheater and the Raleigh Convention Center|500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601, Raleigh, NC | Map

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PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is a one-of-a-kind urban bluegrass festival that closes out the IBMA's World of Bluegrass week. The festival presents the best in bluegrass music to the genre’s largest audiences in the world. Highlights include IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, traditional bluegrass, and acts that stretch the boundaries across eight stages in downtown Raleigh, plus workshops, a 130+ vendor trade show, and more inside the Raleigh Convention Center—it is bluegrass music writ large, with something for everyone. The festival is a fundraiser for the IBMA Trust Fund, a 501c(3) that provides emergency financial support for bluegrass music professionals.