If you're coming to Raleigh, N.C., for 
Wide Open Bluegrass, presented by PNC!

Wide Open Bluegrass, presented by PNC, produced in concert with the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass week, is the largest urban bluegrass festival in the world! Make your plans now to spend a music-filled weekend in N.C.'s capital city.

IBMA musiciansFrom morning 'til... morning
The schedule

There will be pickin' going on virtually around the clock.
Main Stage schedule
StreetFest schedule

ParkingNeed to know

Here's a guide to knowing where to park your car while you're in downtown Raleigh during Wide Open Bluegrass. Click here

Hotel RoomRest easy

Take your pick (pun intended!) of any of the official IBMA bluegrass week hotels. Click here


2016 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship

Every fall, the best whole hog barbecue chefs in N.C. square off to become state champion. The championship will return to downtown Raleigh as part of Wide Open Bluegrass. After the judging is complete, the mouth-watering barbecue will be chopped and sold in sandwiches to festival attendees on Sat., Oct. 1. Learn more