IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC

  • Dates: September 27, 2024 - September 28, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Red Hat Amphitheater and various venues in Downtown Raleigh
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 888.438.4262
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free admission to the street festival; Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater has free general-admission seating, and reserved sections that are ticketed ($50 and up)


The arrival of a toe-tappin', banjo-strummin' week of non-stop week of bluegrass in downtown Raleigh is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The International Bluegrass Music Association brings their business conference, along with the world's most talented bluegrass musicians, to Raleigh during this week. Those musicians then perform in clubs, on street corners and in hotel lobbies—anywhere they can find a jam session—over the course of five days.

Then the week is capped off with IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, a two-day festival that sets up multiple stages of free music, a dance tent, tons of art vendors and more. The ticketed Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater will feature Sierra Ferrell, Steep Canyon Rangers with special guests Chatham County Line, Sierra Hull, Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Danny Paisley, Amythyst Kiah, and Crying Uncle.

As in years past, events during IBMA World of Bluegrass will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, the Red Hat Amphitheater and at various venues in town.