Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alison Krauss & Union Station, Sam Bush Band & Jerry Douglas to headline Wide Open Bluegrass 2015

Earlier today the International Bluegrass Music Association unveiled more performers for the 2015 Wide Open Bluegrass festivities returning to downtown Raleigh this fall, including the two headliners for the big shows at Red Hat Amphitheater.

Alison Krauss and Union Station will headline the amphitheater on Friday, October 2, with Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Orthophonic Joy and Blue Highway rounding out the lineup.

The Sam Bush Band and Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester will headline on Saturday, October 3, with Infamous Stringdusters, The Wailin' Jennys, Kruger Brothers with special guests, Band of Ruhks, O’Connor Family Band and Flatt Lonesomewill rounding out the lineup that day.

Tickets for the big event are on sale now HERE. Two-day tickets for folks who are not IMBA members are $100 (lawn) or $120/$140 (reserved seating). Single day tickets are $50 (lawn) or $60/$70 (reserved seating).

The free street festival will feature more than 80 performers. There will be information about the lineup in the coming months.

The Bluegrass Ramble, the nighttime performances at clubs all over downtown Raleigh, will be back from September 29 to October 1. Checkout the lineup below. Tickets are on sale now HERE for $30 for a single night or $75 for all three nights (those are non-IBMA member prices).

2015 Bluegrass Ramble lineup
April Verch
Ash Breeze
Big Virginia Sky
Blue Mafia
Bradford Lee Folk
Caribou Mountain Collective
Charm City Junction
Chris Henry & Hardcore Grass
Donna Hughes
Front Country
Gold Heart
Greg Blake
Hank Smith & Lindsey Tims
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
Lonesome Ace Stringband
The Missy Werner Band
The Original Five
Rex McGee
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
Ryan Cavanaugh
Songs of the Fall
The Steel Wheels
Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle
The Tyler Williams Band
Unspoken Tradition
Vickie Vaughn Band
Wood & Wire

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