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The BoxcarsNashville, TN -- The full schedule of artists and performances for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, the free street festival portion of Wide Open Bluegrass, has just been announced. The roster of artists performing at Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, held October 3 and 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina, includes a broad mix of local, national and international bluegrass talent.

The full schedule of artists and performance times for various stages at the free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest is listed below. For any schedule adjustments or additions, check

Wide Open Bluegrass, presented by PNC, is part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s five-day World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 30-October 4.

In addition to the free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, the ticketed concerts for both days will take place at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and the Raleigh Convention Center. As announced last week, tickets for Red Hat Amphitheater/RCC are limited, and expected to sell out before the performance dates. To purchase tickets for this portion of Wide Open Bluegrass, go to

“If you’ve ever wondered what ‘bluegrass heaven’ would be like, you need to come to Raleigh, North Carolina October 3-4,” said IBMA Executive Director Nancy Cardwell. “You’ll hear some of the best bluegrass music from around the world, played by talented musicians of all ages. There will be banners in the street, barbecue wafting through the air, banjos on every corner, red-hot jamming and dancing, and a smile on every face. In the Raleigh Convention Center we’ll have a fantastic Bluegrass Expo Hall, a Masters Workshop, and celebrity jam sessions, plus all sorts of great music and fun outside at the StreetFest. Get your tickets now and make plans to enjoy every joyous part of the Wide Open Bluegrass festival!”

“PNC’s support of StreetFest provides the public with free access to this incredible line-up of bluegrass artists and variety of activities for all ages,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president, Eastern Carolinas. “We also look forward to hosting a special experience for festival-goers outside the PNC Plaza building on Fayetteville Street.”

The PNC-presented free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, held in downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street, will feature more than 80 bands, four music stages, a dance tent, vendors, concessions and a special youth stage near the Convention Center that will feature performances and activities from the future stars of bluegrass - including programming set up by IBMA’s Youth Council. Additionally, StreetFest will contain a Bluegrass Expo Hall and a Masters Workshop Stage in the Raleigh Convention Center.

IBMA – the International Bluegrass Music Association – is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community.

The Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest would not be possible without its generous supporters: PNC Bank, Bud Light, Lone Rider, Big Boss, Belk, Boone, Central Carolina Chevrolet Dealers, Ron and Nancy McFarlane, Rex Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Martin Guitar, Triangle Transit Authority, Red Hat, Pepsi, Covington Vodka, Holiday Inn Downtown Raleigh, Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh Marriott City Center, Sheraton Raleigh, North Carolina Arts Council and Downtown Raleigh Alliance, as well as media sponsors WRAL, WTVD, WNCN, 94.7 QDR & RADIO 96.1 and 919 Magazine. The StreetFest is brought to you by collaboration among the City of Raleigh, Raleigh Convention Center, IBMA, PineCone, and Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Schedule for Artists and Performances
for Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest
October 3-4, 2014
(all times/performers subject to change)


12:00-12:45 pm - Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
1:15-2:00 pm - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
2:30-3:15 pm - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
3:45-4:30 pm - Scythian
5:00-5:45 pm - Sierra Hull
6:15-7:15 pm - Adkins & Loudermilk
7:45-9:00 pm - The Gibson Brothers
9:30-11:00 pm - Chatham County Line

12:15-1:00 pm - Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion
1:30-2:15 pm - Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience
2:45-3:30 pm - The Outliers
4:00-4:45 pm - The Grass Cats
5:15-6:00 pm - Missy Raines & The New Hip
6:30-7:30 pm - Compton & Newberry
8:00-9:15 pm - Carl Johnson & Jim Lloyd
9:45-11:00 pm - Steve Dilling & Sideline

12:30-1:15 pm - Nixon, Blevins & Gage
1:45-2:30 pm - Bill Evans
3:00-3:45 pm - The Bankesters
4:15-5:00 pm - The Barefoot Movement
5:30-6:15 pm - Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive
6:45-7:45 pm - Donna Ulisse
8:15-9:15 pm - The Boxcars
9:45-11:00 pm - Blue Highway

12:15-1:00 pm - Moore Brothers Band
1:30-2:15 pm - Foghorn Stringband
2:45-3:30 pm - New Country Rehab
4:00-4:45 pm - The Duhks
5:15-6:00 pm - I Draw Slow
6:30-7:30 pm - Floodwood
8:00-9:15 pm - Balsam Range
9:45-11:00 pm - The Deadly Gentlemen

12:00-12:45 pm - Cup O’Joe
1:00-1:45 pm - Maybe April
2:00-2:45 pm - The Burie Family
3:00-3:45 pm - Gold Heart
4:00-4:45 pm - Breaking Grass
5:00-5:45 pm - Kids on Bluegrass

12:00-1:15 pm - Square dance w/Southern String Band
1:30-2:30 pm - Cane Creek Cloggers w/Southern String Band
3:00-4:00 pm - Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
4:30-5:15 pm - Carolina Heartland Cloggers & Little River Cloggers, w/Patrick Walsh & Friends
6:00-7:00 pm - Square dance – Caller Aaron Ratcliffe w/Yer Crooked Cousins
7:30-9:00 pm - The Duhks
9:30-11:00 pm - Scythian


12:00-12:45 pm - Clay Hess Band
1:15-2:00 pm - Hubby Jenkins
2:30-3:15 pm - Special Consensus
3:45-4:30 pm - Kids on Bluegrass
5:00-5:45 pm - Billy Strings & Don Julin
6:15-7:15 pm - The Kruger Brothers
7:45-9:00 pm - Claire Lynch Band
9:30-11:00 pm - Jim Lauderdale

12:15-1:00 pm - Gravy Boys
1:30-2:15 pm - Mountain Faith
2:45-3:30 pm - Jeff Little Trio
4:00-4:45 pm - David Holt & Josh Goforth
5:15-6:00 pm - Bobby Hicks, Tony Williamson, Ron Shuffler and Friends
6:30-7:30 pm - Snyder Family Band
8:00-9:15 pm - Mark Johnson & Emory Lester
9:45-11:00 pm - Laney Jones

12:30-1:15 pm - Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
1:45-2:30 pm - Darin & Brooke Aldridge
3:00-3:45 pm - Donna Hughes
4:15-5:00 pm - Audie Blaylock & Redline
5:30-6:15 pm - Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins
6:45-7:45 pm - Dale Ann Bradley
8:15-9:15 pm - Danny Paisley & Southern Grass
9:45-11:00 pm - The Ramblin Rooks

12:15-1:00 pm - Malpass Brothers
1:30-2:15 pm - Kristy Cox
2:45-3:30 pm - Flatt Lonesome
4:00-4:45 pm - MIPSO
5:15-6:00 pm - Front Country
6:30-7:30 pm - Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run
8:00-9:15 pm - Wood & Wire
9:45-11:00 pm - Della Mae

12:00-12:45 pm - tba
1:00-1:45 pm - Ash Breeze
2:00-2:45 pm - The Lindsey Family
3:00-3:45 pm - Meyerband
4:30-4:45 pm - The Willis Clan

12:00-2:00 pm - Family Square Dance - Connie Carringer w/Carolina Catbirds
2:30-3:30 pm - Green Grass Cloggers w/Epps Pepsteppers
4:00-5:30 pm - Swing Dance - Huzzah the Band with introductory swing lesson by Jason Sager
6:00-7:00 pm - The Stuart Brothers
7:30-9:00 pm - Front Country
9:30-11:00 pm - The Revelers

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