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Thursday, September 27
 

8:00am

Pre-Registration Pickup and Onsite Registration Sales
Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Main Lobby 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00am

Instrument Check and Lost & Found
Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00am - Friday September 28, 2018 2:00am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 202 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

Dress For Success: How Fashion Can Impact Your Brand
It has been said that "The clothes make the man (or woman)," but do they make the band? Over the history of bluegrass music, fashion has played a large part in helping solidify a band's identity. This panel will discuss various approaches to stage clothes, and how fashion can impact a band or artist's image, brand, and potential audience.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mullins

Daniel Mullins

Real Roots Radio (WBZI, WKFI, and WEDI)
Daniel Mullins is a broadcaster and journalist from southwestern Ohio. He is a disc jockey and serves as the music director for the Real Roots Radio network, and can be heard weekdays on the network's "The Daniel Mullins Midday Music Spectacular." He has also had numerous articles... Read More →
avatar for Kelsi Harrigill

Kelsi Harrigill

Flatt Lonesome
Kelsi Harrigill is a vocalist and mandolinist with the award-winning, Flatt Lonesome. Winners of multiple IBMA awards, Flatt Lonesome's fresh approach to bluegrass music with their signature sibling harmonies, have made them one of bluegrass music's top bands in recent years. They... Read More →
avatar for Danny Roberts

Danny Roberts

The Grascals
Danny Roberts is a founding member of the award-winning, Grascals. The band are multiple recipients of IBMA's Entertainer of the Year award, and have worked with Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, and more. Danny Roberts is a critically acclaimed mandolin... Read More →
avatar for C.J. Lewandowski

C.J. Lewandowski

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
C.J. Lewandowski is a founding member of The Po' Ramblin' Boys. The band has quickly developed a reputation of delivering traditional bluegrass to new audiences. The Po' Ramblin' Boys are 2018 nominees for IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year. C.J. Lewandowski has also worked with James... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 402 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

How Non-Profit Work Can Be Part of Your Business and Your Brand
What do you do when you want to ensure that your impact goes beyond your concerts and recordings? In this session veteran performers and educators, and organizational reps will share how they formed their own nonprofits, and how the activities of their nonprofits, or nonprofit partners, intersect with their work as artists; helping to make the change they want to see, to tell their whole story, and shape their brand in meaningful ways.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Seamons

Joe Seamons

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons/ The Rhapsody Project
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are nationally touring, critically acclaimed roots musicians and award-winning acoustic blues songsters. Rooted in their home of Seattle, Washington, they bring their unique integration of performance, folklore, and education with them to schools and communities... Read More →
avatar for Ben Hunter

Ben Hunter

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons/ The Rhapsody Project
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are nationally touring, critically acclaimed roots musicians and award-winning acoustic blues songsters. Rooted in their home of Seattle, Washington, they bring their unique integration of performance, folklore, and education with them to schools and communities... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Greenwood

Aaron Greenwood

Music Maker Relief Foundation
Aaron Greenhood is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina based arts administrator and musician. In his role at Music Maker Relief Foundation, Aaron has helped launch the careers of music legends Ironing Board Sam, Robert Finley, The Como Mamas as well as others. 


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

How to Leverage Streaming
Last year, 38% of the recording industry’s revenue came from streaming services. With CD sales in decline, streaming is now essential – and not just a promotional tool. It holds unique opportunities for fan engagement, revenue growth, and brand building. But does bluegrass belong in the growing streaming world? Are you ready for it? Here we’ll discuss questions about streaming: Can you make money? Is there a market for bluegrass? Can streaming get more people to your shows? How can streaming elevate your digital presence to build your fan base? If fans are streaming, what do you sell at the merch table?

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Mougin

Stephen Mougin

Dark Shadow Recording
Stephen Mougin is the owner/operator of Dark Shadow Recording where he produces and engineers demos, eps, and albums for independents and for the DSR Label. Mougin is a certified educator, teaching music K-College, and focuses on his “Stephen Mougin Band Coaching” business as... Read More →
avatar for Anna Frick

Anna Frick

Airshow Mastering
Anna Frick is a mastering engineer at Airshow Mastering in Boulder. Her work encompasses studio albums, live recordings, and reissues across old and new formats and a variety of genres, from bluegrass to folk and rock. With a degree in Music Industry Studies from the CU-Denver, she... Read More →
avatar for Christina Dunkley

Christina Dunkley

Compass Records
Christina Dunkley is the Director of Publicity and Promotions at Compass Records.
avatar for Margaret Hart

Margaret Hart

YouTube
Margaret Hart manages artist & label relations on the YouTube Music team, based in Nashville.  She focuses on maximizing artist reach on platform through education and artist programs. Margaret began her career at YouTube in 2011.  Prior to YouTube, she worked in digital media... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

International Work Visas
If you are planning to tour internationally, or to hire bands from abroad to play, it is imperative to understand the applicable visa requirements. Hear from three experts about tackling the hurdles of international work visas, including, for the first time, current information on touring Australia and New Zealand. 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Keenan

Chris Keenan

Event Producer
Chris Keenan has a wealth of experience in both the music and travel industries. Chris started her music career at Chrysalis Records handling radio promotion for label artists and recordings, later followed by CBS/Sony Music in New York as a copyright & mechanical licensing specialist... Read More →
avatar for Kristy Cox

Kristy Cox

Hailing from Australia, Kristy Cox is a multi-award winning and chart topping bluegrass artist signed to Mountain Fever Records. Completing her law degree in 2015, she works in immigration law in Nasvhille, TN when she is not on the road touring with her band. 
avatar for George Jackson

George Jackson

George  Jackson  is  a  Nashville-based  fiddle  player,  banjo  player,  booking agent  and  composer.  George  has  toured as a fiddler for hire with bands and artists such as  Front  Country  and  Peter  Rowan,  and  is  currently  playing  as  a  part  of  the  Missy  Raines... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 307 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

I've Got A Song, Now What?
This panel presents ideas on how to get your songs heard by artists or placed for other projects like film and TV. Then, just because someone uses your song, it doesn’t mean they are going to automatically pay you. So, various licensing and collection issues will be discussed and a few war stories will be told in an effort to help you know what to do when all business diplomacy has failed.

Speakers
avatar for Sherrill Blackman

Sherrill Blackman

The SDB Music Group
avatar for Alicia Wasson

Alicia Wasson

Truegrass Entertainment


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

Grassroots Powerhouses: House Concerts Now & Beyond
There is a new buzz about house concerts. In these days of upheaval both in live music and in the ability for artists to make a living, house concerts are becoming a mainstay for a segment of bluegrass musicians. Many bluegrass bands look for opportunities to play house concerts where they often get 100% of the door and an intimate, listening room to boot. Why do hosts do it? Presenting top-notch artists while strengthening ties with their community is part of it. This panel will discuss current trends in house concerts and opportunities to build further connections in this community.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Stober

Dianne Stober

Old Town House Concerts
Dianne Stober, from Fort Collins, CO, is the host of Old Town House Concerts. She and her husband, Ben Slocumb, founded their series in 2014. They have hosted 40+ shows in that time for groups from all over North America and more recently, Europe. Dianne is a passionate advocate for... Read More →
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Mollie Farr

Lost Buffalo Artists
Mollie Farr from Nashville, TN, is owner and operator of Lost Buffalo Artists, an independent booking agency and management company. Representing all bluegrass and roots musicians, Mollie also supports the community as host of the Petway Sounds House Concert Series in Nashville and... Read More →
avatar for Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry

Award-winning songwriter Joe Newberry grew up in a musical family in Missouri.  A longtime guest on A Prairie Home Companion, he sang with the 2016 Transatlantic Sessions, and at the Transatlantic Session's debut at Merlefest in 2017.   The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00am

Free Dental Clinic sponsored by MusiCares and Smile Mobile Dental
MusiCares, in partnership with Smile Mobile Dental, will be offering a Free Dental Clinic during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday, September 26th, and Thursday, September 26th, from 9am-4pm. Dental screenings, teeth cleaning, and x-rays will be provided at no cost to eligible music industry professionals who have at least 5 years of music industry experience. Dental services will be located in Room 303 on the South Hall of the Raleigh Convention Center, to the left of registration. Stop by to see us at the event or go to https://ibmadental2018.eventbrite.com to reserve your appointment slot ahead of time. Feel free to contact the MusiCares office with any questions at 615-327-0050

Sponsors
avatar for MusiCares

MusiCares

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Rooms 303 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am

Town Hall Meeting
IBMA isn’t an office in Nashville – it’s all of us, more than 2600 people in countries around the world who are passionately involved in the business of bluegrass music. Don’t miss this opportunity to sit down and discuss the state and future of the bluegrass music industry with the IBMA Board of Directors and membership. The Town Hall Meeting has its own time slot on the WOB schedule Thursday morning so everyone has a chance to attend.

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 305AB 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am

Zylia Pop-Up Recording Studio
As a sponsor of The World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, Zylia is excited to offer all registered artists the opportunity to record a demo in our Pop-up Studio, featuring the brand-new ZYLIA ZM-1 - an innovative device for one-mic-recording and sound source separation.

ZYLIA is able to record 360 multi-source sound scene and separate individual audio tracks afterwards. You will be surprised how easy it is and how quickly you will be able to get a good quality balanced recording (there is even an Automix feature!).

Please, book your 20-minute slot and remember to share your e-mail, we will confirm your booking.
ZYLIA Pop-up Studio - Glass Office (off the lobby area by the first set of stairs going toward the escalators on the right).

BOOK YOUR SLOT

Don't miss this unique opportunity! 

Additionally, every day (on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM and from Wednesday to Saturday, at 4:00 PM) we invite you for a workshop, How to Record with Zylia, on new techniques of 360 audio recording with ZYLIA ZM-1. This workshop is addressed to all who wish to capture a 3D full-sphere audio scene of music or ambient sounds (360 degrees).

Sponsors
avatar for Zylia

Zylia

ZYLIA is the world’s first Portable Recording Studio that allows MULTI TRACK RECORDING and SEPARATION of instrument tracks.


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center, Glass Office 500 Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601

10:00am

Youth Room Open For Jamming
Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00am - Friday September 28, 2018 2:00am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am

Special Awards Luncheon
Join us for lunch as IBMA recognizes Distinguished Achievement Award honorees, along with recipients of industry awards for Broadcasting, Event of the Year, Print Media, Songwriter, Best Liner Notes, Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project, and new this year, Best Sound Engineer. This heartwarming program is a favorite part of World of Bluegrass week for many attendees.

Sponsors
avatar for California Bluegrass Association

California Bluegrass Association

The California Bluegrass Association is a non‐profit California corporation that celebrates and supports bluegrass music.


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center, 4th Floor Ballroom 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

Songwriter Showcase
Launched in1999, this is a unique opportunity for songwriters to showcase their original compositions before a live audience at WOB. A lot of great new talent has been introduced to the music industry through the Songwriter Showcase. Be sure to check it out on the Workshop stage on Thursday afternoon.  It all starts with a song!

Featuring:
Bobby Powell and Tim Jones – “Rusty Rails”
Brittany Bailey – “Friend of Mine”
David Morris and Dawn Kenney – “Ain’t No Place Like Home”
Lynna Woolsey, Nancy Beaudette, James Woolsey – “Last Train Out”
Aaron Bibelhauser – “Changing Times”
Ashleigh Caudill and Jon Weisberger – “Walkin’ into Gloryland”
Alan Barnosky – “I Heart Mountains”
Cathy Fink – “Only One Chance”
Evan Murphy – “Jericho”
Justin Hiltner – “Dark Side”

Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

Youth Event with Rhonda Vincent (Youth Only)
Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

B2Business Conference Expo (Exhibit Hall)
Business-to-business engagement is critical to building and sustaining relationships in the bluegrass music industry.  The B2Business Conference Expo creates an environment within which to convert client interest into solid partnerships.  Open to business conference attendees only, delivering a concentrated audience from all sectors of the industry.

Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:30pm

IBMA Women's Council Meeting
This meeting is for all who are interested in discussing ideas for a Women's Council analogous to, say, the Youth Council, under the IBMA umbrella; to better serve the needs of our members generally.  Here, there will be a facilitated and moderated discussion by Marian Leighton Levy, Lee Stivers, and interested others, about where there is the most interest and need.  Discussions thus far have focused on mentorship and regular networking.

Thursday September 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:30pm

DJs, Meet Your Labels! Information Exchange
90 minutes of 'speed dating' format, allowing label reps, publishers and songwriters to exchange contact info with broadcasters, podcasters and DJs. Bring your business cards and merch for the ultimate DJ/Label exchange!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Webster

Bob Webster

IBMA Board of Directors/Bluegrass Unlimited
Bob is the Broadcast Media representative on the IBMA Board of Director.  He has been the host of WAMU's Stain Glass Bluegrass and Rockingham County Radio's Bluegrass for Lunch radio programs.  He is one of the emcees for the Doyle Lawson Bluegrass Festival at Denton Farm Park... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center 302C

2:00pm

How to Recharge on the Road
In this workshop you'll learn easy ways to destress and boost your energy without spending lots of time or money.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Gourley

Michele Gourley

In addition to playing percussion and mountain dulcimer, Michele Gourley, MD, MPH, MTS, is an alumna of Duke University and holds degrees in medicine, public health and theology. She is a certified practitioner of the Empowerment Dynamic through the Bainbridge Leadership Institute... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Raleigh Convention Center, North Hall 500 Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601

2:00pm

Jig Jam
Artists
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JigJam

mattg@fliartists.com, Booking: Matt Greenhill, FLi Artists
JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded by Bluegrass Today as 'I- Grass' (IrishGrass), their onstage energy along with their... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

The Wooks
Artists
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The Wooks

sidd@bluesunentertainment.com, Booking: Sidd Kalstrom, Blue Sun Entertainment
With threads of singer-songwriter, rock, and jam band music woven throughout, The Wooks are as at home on a festival stage as they are in a barn in the heart of Kentucky's horse country. The Wooks: CJ Cain (Lead Guitar), Arthur Hancock (Guitar), Harry Clark (Mandolin), Roddy Puckett... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Youth Songwriter Workshop
Designed specifically for our younger IBMA songwriters (under 25), it is a chance to learn some of the basics from some of our veteran IBMA tunesmiths “up close and personal”. We encourage any of our young Bluegrassers who have an interest in songwriting to attend. It will be time well spent!  


Speakers
avatar for Dawn Kenney

Dawn Kenney

Dawn Kenney is an award-winning songwriter with multiple top ten charting songs on the bluegrass and roots charts. She and co-writers won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in 2015 for Bluegrass. Dawn hosts an ongoing songwriting workshop series with visiting songwriters... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:35pm

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Artists
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Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

jvbanjo5@gmail.com, Booking: Jeff Scroggins
Bluegrass in the West is known for incorporating progressive influences, but few bands have perfected a blend of deep tradition and trailblazing like Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. The band brings together brilliant musicianship with powerhouse Appalachian vocals, solid and energetic... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:35pm

Lonesome Ace Stringband
Artists
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Lonesome Ace Stringband

tamara@mavensmusic.ca, Booking: Tamara Kater, Mavens Music
Based in Toronto, Canada, the Lonesome Ace Stringband’s members are John Showman on fiddle, Chris Coole on banjo and Max Heineman on bass. Since 2008, the group has been cultivating and performing a big repertoire of tunes and songs that draw from the huge well of traditional American... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

How to Have an (almost) Drama-Free Life
In this workshop you'll learn the key reason why drama shows up in your life (or on tour) as well as easy ways to make changes to avoid relationships and situations filled with drama.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Gourley

Michele Gourley

In addition to playing percussion and mountain dulcimer, Michele Gourley, MD, MPH, MTS, is an alumna of Duke University and holds degrees in medicine, public health and theology. She is a certified practitioner of the Empowerment Dynamic through the Bainbridge Leadership Institute... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Raleigh Convention Center, North Hall 500 Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601

3:00pm

Song Circles
Bring a new song to share!  These are low-key performance and networking opportunities to meet potential co-writers and share what you’ve been working on.  Each of our three Thursday afternoon circles will be hosted by a pair of our member writers.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Shannon

Jack Shannon

Jack Shannon is a songwriter from Indiana and is best known as the writer of “Same Old Moon” by Jim Hurst. Jack is currently promoting his current project “The Bloomingdale Boys “. The project contains 15 songs written by Jack, along with co-writes by Jerry Salley, Daniel... Read More →
avatar for Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell

Mike is a singer/songwriter/fiddler from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder and director of the Floyd Music School, Mitchell is releasing his third album of original songs and fiddle tunes, Small Town, this year at W.O.B. His band is touring nationally in 2018 and 2019. “Although... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

Song Circles
Bring a new song to share!  These are low-key performance and networking opportunities to meet potential co-writers and share what you’ve been working on.  Each of our three Thursday afternoon circles will be hosted by a pair of our member writers.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Fields

Amanda Fields

A Southwest Virginia native, Amanda Fields was soaked in the rich sounds of the Appalachian Mountains from birth. She learned guitar and sang at her family’s Pentecostal church and began writing songs during elementary school. Since moving to Nashville at eighteen, Amanda has been... Read More →
avatar for Jim & Lynna Woolsey

Jim & Lynna Woolsey

Jim has been writing nearly his entire life. He has had several bluegrass cuts with notable artists such as The Chapmans and Northern Lights. He wife Lynna have co-written several songs and currently have two Cd’s out with songs written by the couple and other co-writers. Jim took... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

Song Circles
Bring a new song to share!  These are low-key performance and networking opportunities to meet potential co-writers and share what you’ve been working on.  Each of our three Thursday afternoon circles will be hosted by a pair of our member writers. 

Speakers
avatar for John & Julie Pennell

John & Julie Pennell

John and Julie decided to combine their musical talents in the early days 2010 and begin performing together as a musical duo. Both have considerable songwriting accomplishments as well as a significant of time as performing musicians (Alison Krauss, Vassar Clements, Harley Allen... Read More →
avatar for Kim Robins

Kim Robins

Born into a musical family, Robins was influenced largely by the music of country and bluegrass greats. Kim spent her childhood years traveling the country and opening for legends such as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, and many more. In 2017 and 2015, Robins was nominated... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:10pm

Flats and Sharps
Artists
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Flats and Sharps

flatsandsharps@hotmail.co.uk, Booking: Josh Warner
Hailing from Cornwall, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:10pm

Man About a Horse
Artists
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Man About a Horse

brosen@apanewyork.com, Booking: Brad Rosen, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)
Formed in 2014, Man About a Horse brandishes strong ties to the bluegrass music tradition, with a progressive streak that informs their original songwriting. The band is known for vocal harmonies; up-tempo, high-energy sets; and rock- solid, authentic songwriting.  Man About a Horse... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:45pm

John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Artists
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John Reischman and the Jaybirds

johnreischman@shaw.ca, Booking: John Reischman
Led by mandolinist and composer John Reischman, the Jaybirds deliver a stellar blend of original songs & instrumentals, reimagined traditional tunes, and bluegrass power.  In 2017 this twice Juno-nominated band from the West Coast released their seventh recording, On That Other Green... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:45pm

Rebekah Long
Artists
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Rebekah Long

kanderson@hadleymusicgroup.com, Booking: Kathy Anderson, Hadley Music Group
Rebekah Long is no stranger to the stage having played upright bass with the Little Roy & Lizzy show and Valerie Smith. Based in Nashville, TN., she now brings all of that experience joined with her own gift of musical talent to the stage in an energy driven show of bluegrass with... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:20pm

Davidson Brothers
Artists
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Davidson Brothers

davidsonbrothers@hotmail.com, Booking: Lachlan Davidson
The Davidson Brothers are considered two of Australia’s most highly driven and well-respected musicians. Hamish and Lachlan were raised in a small rural Victorian town and began performing and recording together in 1998. They've since toured the United States, Europe, appeared on... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 304 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:20pm

The Barefoot Movement
Artists
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The Barefoot Movement

trish@myriadartists.com, Booking: Trish Galfano, Myriad Artists
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

Beer and Banjos All Stars
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Beer & Banjos All Stars

A music series focused on traditional and acoustic music from the region of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains. 

Sponsors
avatar for Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership to established and aspiring artists.


Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Kings 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

Shannon Baker
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
avatar for Shannon Baker

Shannon Baker

I was born in Wilson County, North Carolina. I've been singing in front of crowds since the age of five. From singing in church to doing the National Anthem at baseball games and tractor pulls, my love for music has grown with me since the very first time I stepped on stage.

Sponsors
avatar for John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind.


Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Architect Bar & Social House 108 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

Steady Drive
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Steady Drive

Steady Drive- an Eastern NC based band performing originals and covers of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel.

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Lincoln Theater 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

Sugar on Fire
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Sugar on Fire

Sugar On Fire started in February 2018 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The band members came together through their involvement in the Carolina Bluegrass Band, the ensemble under the university’s Bluegrass Initiative, and their love of acoustic... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

Sweet Potato Pie
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie is a premiere all female band that has been entertaining audiences for nearly two decades with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call “sweetgrass”.

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Americana Rhythm Magazine

Launched by publisher, Greg Tutwiler, in August of 2005, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine’s mission is simple: gathering into one place, Americana music, musicians, and music culture. And it has become a widely popular regional/national Americana music magazine. Our bi-monthly magazine... Read More →
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Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Promotions is a marketing / publicity. Wilson Pickins Promotions promotes bluegrass and roots music because it's what we love.


Thursday September 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00pm

Karen Smedley & Three Jack Jenny
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Karen Smedley & Three Jack Jenny

A seasoned performer, Smedley combines her country sensibilities with the bluegrass sound she fell in love with years ago. Her voice conveys heartbreak and sadness, but never fragility; her brand of hard-driving bluegrass is reminiscent of the great female country vocalists with arrangements... Read More →

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Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Lincoln Theater 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00pm

Nixon, Blevins, & Gage
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Sponsors
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Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership to established and aspiring artists.


Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Kings 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00pm

The Garrett Newton Band
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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The Garrett Newton Band

Garrett is one of the young upcoming stars that will carry on traditional bluegrass music.

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Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00pm

The Gingersnaps
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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The Gingersnaps

The Gingersnaps is the musical collaboration of three of Central North Carolina’s finest up-and-coming singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists: Billie Feather, Anna Rose Beck, and Jodi Hildebran. Performing a sweet-and-salty mix of old-time folk standards, country classics... Read More →

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Americana Rhythm Magazine

Launched by publisher, Greg Tutwiler, in August of 2005, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine’s mission is simple: gathering into one place, Americana music, musicians, and music culture. And it has become a widely popular regional/national Americana music magazine. Our bi-monthly magazine... Read More →
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Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Promotions is a marketing / publicity. Wilson Pickins Promotions promotes bluegrass and roots music because it's what we love.


Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:00pm

The Magnolia Project
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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The Magnolia Project

The Magnolia Project is a 5-piece string band of bluegrass and Americana music with original sounds and fresh interpretations. The sound is made up of guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, washboard, and rich 3 part harmonies. The Raleigh-Durham based band includes Meg Hamilton (lead... Read More →

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Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership to established and aspiring artists.


Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Architect Bar & Social House 108 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00pm

Counterclockwise String Band
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Counterclockwise String Band

Triangle-based Counterclockwise String Band performs at the intersection of traditional and progressive bluegrass.

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Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00pm

Grass Street
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Grass Street

GrassStreet, based in central North Carolina, has entertained fans of all ages since 2003. Their mixture of original material and bluegrass standards along with their unique ability to cover musical styles ranging from rock to blues to jazz set them apart from the average bluegrass... Read More →

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John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind.


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Architect Bar & Social House 108 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00pm

Salt and Light
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Salt and Light

As a band comprised of six siblings, Salt and Light are unique by their very structure. As one of the few all-sibling bands in the world of acoustic music, they continue to challenge the norms of what family bands are commonly thought of.

Sponsors
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Americana Rhythm Magazine

Launched by publisher, Greg Tutwiler, in August of 2005, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine’s mission is simple: gathering into one place, Americana music, musicians, and music culture. And it has become a widely popular regional/national Americana music magazine. Our bi-monthly magazine... Read More →
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Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Promotions is a marketing / publicity. Wilson Pickins Promotions promotes bluegrass and roots music because it's what we love.


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00pm

Sideline
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Sideline

Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Lincoln Theater 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:00pm

The Carolina Pinecones
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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The Carolina Pinecones

Youth bluegrass band from Raleigh, NC and nearby.

Sponsors
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John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind.


Thursday September 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Kings 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Jubilee
Artists
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Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Kim Robins
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Kim Robins

Born into a musical family, Robins was influenced largely by the music of country and bluegrass greats. Kim spent her childhood years traveling the country and opening for legends such as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, and many more. In 2017 and 2015, Robins was nominated... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Drive Time
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
Sponsors
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Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership to established and aspiring artists.


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Kings 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to traditional jazz, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old.

Sponsors
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John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind.


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Architect Bar & Social House 108 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Fireside Collective
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Fireside Collective

Quickly blazing a name for themselves with their progressive approach to American folk music, Fireside Collective delights listeners with memorable melodies and contemporary songwriting. Formed in the mountain city of Asheville North Carolina, the band plays original songs on stringed... Read More →

Sponsors
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Americana Rhythm Magazine

Launched by publisher, Greg Tutwiler, in August of 2005, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine’s mission is simple: gathering into one place, Americana music, musicians, and music culture. And it has become a widely popular regional/national Americana music magazine. Our bi-monthly magazine... Read More →
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Wilson Pickins

Wilson Pickins Promotions is a marketing / publicity. Wilson Pickins Promotions promotes bluegrass and roots music because it's what we love.


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Hank, Pattie & The Current
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Lincoln Theater 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Raleigh's Beer & Banjos takes over the Bluegrass Ramble Thursday evening for a special World of Bluegrass event, featuring the best in local bluegrass and roots music!


Artists
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Pinecastle recording artists Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

Hoot and Holler

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30pm

Kevin Prater Band

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30pm

The Baker Family

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

The King James Boys

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Rebekah Long
Artists
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Rebekah Long

kanderson@hadleymusicgroup.com, Booking: Kathy Anderson, Hadley Music Group
Rebekah Long is no stranger to the stage having played upright bass with the Little Roy & Lizzy show and Valerie Smith. Based in Nashville, TN., she now brings all of that experience joined with her own gift of musical talent to the stage in an energy driven show of bluegrass with... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

The Family Sowell

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Alecia Nugent

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Colebrook Road
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Colebrook Road

colebrookroad@gmail.com, Booking: Wade Yankey
Richard D. Smith of Bluegrass Unlimited characterized the sound of Colebrook Road best in his July 2017 review of recent studio recording Halfway Between: “This Harrisburg, PA outfit has a real synergy, both vocally and instrumentally, between its five talented and consistently... Read More →


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Edgar Loudermilk Band feat. Jeff Autry

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Matt Combs, Mike Compton, Chris Sharp, Rachel Baiman, Scott Simontacchi, and Special Guests playing the songs of John Hartford
Artists
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John Hartford Music and Gear Store

John Hartford won Grammy awards in three different decades, recorded a catalog of more than 30 albums, and wrote one of the most popular songs of all time, Gentle On My Mind.


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:45am
Architect Bar & Social House 108 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

New Reveille
Artists
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Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership to established and aspiring artists.


Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - Friday September 28, 2018 1:00am
Kings 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Recording Academy Afterparty with an Allstar Lineup! Emceed by Jim Lauderdale
Artists
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Special Consensus

marianadauld@pacbell.net, Booking: Maria Nadauld, Above the Bay Booking
Special Consensus formed in Chicago in 1975 and has been touring nationally and internationally ever since. The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous radio and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry. Special C has also... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00pm - Friday September 28, 2018 1:00am
Lincoln Theater 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:30pm

New County Grass

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:30pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:30pm

Barefoot Movement
Artists
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The Barefoot Movement

trish@myriadartists.com, Booking: Trish Galfano, Myriad Artists
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:30pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:35pm

Nick Chandler & Delivered

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:35pm - Friday September 28, 2018 12:05am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Artists
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Pinecastle recording artists Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road have a distinct sound and charismatic stage show, which sets them apart from many traditional bluegrass bands. Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine has fronted Carolina Road for over... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Christian Davis

Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Cane Mill Road
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Cane Mill Road

music@canemillroad.com, Booking: William Purcell
Audiences love Cane Mill Road's high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show. Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson in Deep Gap, NC, the band rocks the traditional bluegrass standards they grew... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Pour House 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Karen Smedley & Three Jack Jenny
Artists
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Karen Smedley & Three Jack Jenny

A seasoned performer, Smedley combines her country sensibilities with the bluegrass sound she fell in love with years ago. Her voice conveys heartbreak and sadness, but never fragility; her brand of hard-driving bluegrass is reminiscent of the great female country vocalists with arrangements... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Mike Mitchell "Small Town" Album Release Concert
Speakers
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Mike Mitchell

Mike is a singer/songwriter/fiddler from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder and director of the Floyd Music School, Mitchell is releasing his third album of original songs and fiddle tunes, Small Town, this year at W.O.B. His band is touring nationally in 2018 and 2019. “Although... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:10am

Chosen Road
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 12:10am - 12:40am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30am

Amanda Cook Band
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Amanda Cook

bluegrassgirl78@gmail.com, Booking: Amanda Cook
The Amanda Cook Band is a bluegrass band based out of the great state of Florida. Amanda formed the band in late 2013 after many years of playing in a band with her father. Amanda was determined to create her own sound, she stepped out on her own and released her first solo album... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 12:30am - 1:00am
Vintage Church 118 S Person St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30am

Nick Chandler

Friday September 28, 2018 12:30am - 1:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:45am

Carolina Blue
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 12:45am - 1:15am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00am

BBQ Bluegrass

Friday September 28, 2018 1:00am - 1:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00am

Sideline
Artists
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Sideline

Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00am

That Dalton Gang

Friday September 28, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:20am

Backline
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 1:20am - 1:50am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:30am

Kristy Cox
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Kristy Cox

Hailing from Australia, Kristy Cox is a multi-award winning and chart topping bluegrass artist signed to Mountain Fever Records. Completing her law degree in 2015, she works in immigration law in Nasvhille, TN when she is not on the road touring with her band. 

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2018 1:30am - 2:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
 
Friday, September 28
 

10:00am

Bluegrass Jam Class -- Bring Your Instrument! Pete Wernick, Gilbert Nelson & the Wernick Method Teachers
FREE! Register here:

http://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/pw-2016-09/class_page/

All bluegrass instruments welcome
No jamming experience necessary
You will be jamming the first class!
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
Mistakes allowed!
Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.

Do you qualify? It's easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro... you can be part of a bluegrass jam.

Only requirements:
You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Main Lobby 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am

Zylia Pop-Up Recording Studio
As a sponsor of The World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, Zylia is excited to offer all registered artists the opportunity to record a demo in our Pop-up Studio, featuring the brand-new ZYLIA ZM-1 - an innovative device for one-mic-recording and sound source separation.

ZYLIA is able to record 360 multi-source sound scene and separate individual audio tracks afterwards. You will be surprised how easy it is and how quickly you will be able to get a good quality balanced recording (there is even an Automix feature!).

Please, book your 20-minute slot and remember to share your e-mail, we will confirm your booking.
ZYLIA Pop-up Studio - Glass Office (off the lobby area by the first set of stairs going toward the escalators on the right).

BOOK YOUR SLOT

Don't miss this unique opportunity! 

Additionally, every day (on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM and from Wednesday to Saturday, at 4:00 PM) we invite you for a workshop, How to Record with Zylia, on new techniques of 360 audio recording with ZYLIA ZM-1. This workshop is addressed to all who wish to capture a 3D full-sphere audio scene of music or ambient sounds (360 degrees).

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Zylia

ZYLIA is the world’s first Portable Recording Studio that allows MULTI TRACK RECORDING and SEPARATION of instrument tracks.


Friday September 28, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center, Glass Office 500 Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601

10:30am

New Hall of Fame Members Spotlight featuring Ricky Skaggs & Paul Williams
A career retrospective and storytelling session with two of our newest Hall of Fame members.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
Mullins is a southwestern Ohio native who has been a banjo player, vocalist, and radio broadcaster for over 30 years.  Mullins now owns a network of radio stations  - Real Roots Radio - and is on the air most weekdays from 1-3 pm,  featuring bluegrass and gospel music, and webcasting... Read More →

Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 305AB 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am

11:00am

Wide Open Expo (Exhibit Hall)
The Wide Open Expo is the central gathering place, with over 20,000 visitors browsing the latest industry wares, conducting business, and networking. The Expo features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan, alike!

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00pm

The Baker Family

Friday September 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00pm

1:00pm

Southern Strings

Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

Clawhammer Banjo  with Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger, Joe Newberry and Joel Landsberg
Artists
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Joe Newberry

Award-winning songwriter Joe Newberry grew up in a musical family in Missouri.  A longtime guest on A Prairie Home Companion, he sang with the 2016 Transatlantic Sessions, and at the Transatlantic Session's debut at Merlefest in 2017.   The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

Foggy Mountain Branding, featuring Jerry Douglas and Johnny Warren
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Mullins

Daniel Mullins

Real Roots Radio (WBZI, WKFI, and WEDI)
Daniel Mullins is a broadcaster and journalist from southwestern Ohio. He is a disc jockey and serves as the music director for the Real Roots Radio network, and can be heard weekdays on the network's "The Daniel Mullins Midday Music Spectacular." He has also had numerous articles... Read More →

Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Bernie Lubbers' Bourbon through Bluegrass (bourbon tasting event!)
Bernie Lubbers, also known as the Whiskey Professor, will lead you through the history of bourbon in America accompanied by bluegrass music.  Join us for a tasting of American Whiskies from Heaven Hill Distillery as we learn more about America’s Native Spirit.  Tasting included. Must be 21 and up to participate in the tasting. Please drink responsibly.

Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 305AB 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

2:00pm

Vintage Instrument Tasting
In this popular workshop, the instruments themselves are the stars:  this is a chance to see up close and hear acoustically a priceless collection of mandolins, banjos and guitars!


Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Kids on Bluegrass

Friday September 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

Flatt Lonesome
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

4:00pm

The Arcadian Wild

Friday September 28, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:00pm

4:15pm

"The TRUST" featuring Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Donna Ulisse, Love Canon, Sideline, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Artists
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Donna Ulisse

Donna Ulisse is a key figure in the bluegrass, folk and acoustic music scene as a singer and songwriter. Her co-written single “It Could Have Been The Mandolin” topped the Bluegrass Unlimited chart at #1 for two months in a row in 2016. She was also named 2016 IBMA Songwriter... Read More →
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Sideline

Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

5:00pm

The Blue Js
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

5:00pm

6:00pm

Salt and Light
Artists
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Salt and Light

As a band comprised of six siblings, Salt and Light are unique by their very structure. As one of the few all-sibling bands in the world of acoustic music, they continue to challenge the norms of what family bands are commonly thought of.


Friday September 28, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

6:00pm

6:15pm

Tommy Emmanuel & Friends featuring Bryan Sutton, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and Jack Pearson
Artists
Sponsors
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D'Addario

D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under several product divisions: D'Addario Fretted and Orchestral Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario/Planet Waves Acce... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2018 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:00pm

7:00pm

Open Mic (Youth Only)
Friday September 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 203 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:45pm

EKU Bluegrass Ensemble

Friday September 28, 2018 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:45pm

The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas

Friday September 28, 2018 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:25pm

Clemson Bluegrass Ensemble

Friday September 28, 2018 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:10pm

Morehead State University

Friday September 28, 2018 9:10pm - 9:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

9:30pm

9:55pm

Glenville College

Friday September 28, 2018 9:55pm - 10:30pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

That Dalton Gang

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00pm

The Little Roy and Lizzy Show

Friday September 28, 2018 10:00pm - 10:40pm
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:10pm

Lonely Heartstring Band

Friday September 28, 2018 10:10pm - 10:50pm
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30pm

Brandon Lee Adams

Friday September 28, 2018 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:50pm

Danny Paisley & Southern Grass

Friday September 28, 2018 10:50pm - 11:30pm
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Edgar Loudermilk

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Salt and Light
Artists
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Salt and Light

As a band comprised of six siblings, Salt and Light are unique by their very structure. As one of the few all-sibling bands in the world of acoustic music, they continue to challenge the norms of what family bands are commonly thought of.


Friday September 28, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Che Apalache
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00pm - 11:40pm
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:30pm

Carolina Blue

Friday September 28, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:35pm

Nick Chandler & Delivered

Friday September 28, 2018 11:35pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 12:05am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:40pm

Mark Miklos
Artists

Friday September 28, 2018 11:40pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 12:20am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:50pm

Bluegrass Pride "Live & Let Live" Music Video Sneak Peek
Friday September 28, 2018 11:50pm - Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Brad Hudson

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Jon Weisberger, Brandon Godman, and Friends
Artists
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Jon Weisberger

Artist, Use Your Words Music
The first IBMA Songwriter of the Year, Jon Weisberger has co-written some of the most widely-aired songs in bluegrass, including “All The Ways I’m Gone,” “Final Farewell,” “If That Was Love” and other #1s for Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. His songs have been recorded... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00am - 12:40am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:10am

Chosen Road
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:10am - 12:40am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30am

GoodFellers

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:30am - 1:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30am

The Blue Js
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:30am - 1:00am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:40am

Handsome Ladies Gender-Inclusive Jam
Saturday September 29, 2018 12:40am - 2:00am
Marriott State Ballroom AB 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:45am

The Churchmen
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:45am - 1:15am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00am

BBQ Bluegrass

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00am - 1:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:10am

Crying Uncle
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:10am - 1:50am
Marriott Chancellor Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:20am

Backline
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:20am - 1:50am
Marriott Congressional Ballroom 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:30am

Hazy Ridge

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:30am - 2:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
 
Saturday, September 29
 

10:00am

Bluegrass Jam Class -- Bring Your Instrument! Pete Wernick, Gilbert Nelson & the Wernick Method Teachers
FREE! Register here:

http://jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/pw-2016-09/class_page/

All bluegrass instruments welcome
No jamming experience necessary
You will be jamming the first class!
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
Mistakes allowed!
Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.

Do you qualify? It's easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro... you can be part of a bluegrass jam.

Only requirements:
You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)

Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Main Lobby 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:00am

Zylia Pop-Up Recording Studio
As a sponsor of The World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, Zylia is excited to offer all registered artists the opportunity to record a demo in our Pop-up Studio, featuring the brand-new ZYLIA ZM-1 - an innovative device for one-mic-recording and sound source separation.

ZYLIA is able to record 360 multi-source sound scene and separate individual audio tracks afterwards. You will be surprised how easy it is and how quickly you will be able to get a good quality balanced recording (there is even an Automix feature!).

Please, book your 20-minute slot and remember to share your e-mail, we will confirm your booking.
ZYLIA Pop-up Studio - Glass Office (off the lobby area by the first set of stairs going toward the escalators on the right).

BOOK YOUR SLOT

Don't miss this unique opportunity! 

Additionally, every day (on Tuesday, at 1:00 PM and from Wednesday to Saturday, at 4:00 PM) we invite you for a workshop, How to Record with Zylia, on new techniques of 360 audio recording with ZYLIA ZM-1. This workshop is addressed to all who wish to capture a 3D full-sphere audio scene of music or ambient sounds (360 degrees).

Sponsors
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Zylia

ZYLIA is the world’s first Portable Recording Studio that allows MULTI TRACK RECORDING and SEPARATION of instrument tracks.


Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center, Glass Office 500 Salisbury St, Raleigh NC 27601

11:00am

Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story
Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am

The Songwriting of Hazel Dickens
Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00am

Wide Open Expo (Exhibit Hall)
The Wide Open Expo is the central gathering place, with over 20,000 visitors browsing the latest industry wares, conducting business, and networking. The Expo features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan, alike!

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00pm

That Dalton Gang

Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00pm

Banjo with Greg Cahill, Alison Brown, Russ Carson
Artists
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Greg Cahill

Special Consensus
GREG CAHILL co-founded Special Consensus in Chicago in 1975 and has continued to tour nationally and internationally since forming the band. He has appeared on all 19 of the Special Consensus recordings, on numerous recordings by other artists and on many national television and radio... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

Crying Uncle
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00pm

Guitar with  Rick Faris, Kenny Smith, Stephen Mougin, Jeff Autrey
Artists
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Stephen Mougin

Dark Shadow Recording
Stephen Mougin is the owner/operator of Dark Shadow Recording where he produces and engineers demos, eps, and albums for independents and for the DSR Label. Mougin is a certified educator, teaching music K-College, and focuses on his “Stephen Mougin Band Coaching” business as... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Masters Workshop Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Cane Mill Road
Artists
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Cane Mill Road

music@canemillroad.com, Booking: William Purcell
Audiences love Cane Mill Road's high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show. Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson in Deep Gap, NC, the band rocks the traditional bluegrass standards they grew... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Volume Five
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

2:00pm

Bernie Lubbers' Bourbon through Bluegrass (bourbon tasting event!)
Bernie Lubbers, also known as the Whiskey Professor, will lead you through the history of bourbon in America accompanied by bluegrass music.  Join us for a tasting of American Whiskies from Heaven Hill Distillery as we learn more about America’s Native Spirit.  Tasting included. Must be 21 and up to participate in the tasting. Please drink responsibly.

Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 305AB 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Dynamics of Banjo Sound with Tom Nechville
Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Main Lobby 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2:00pm

Region, Rosin, and Railroad Tunnels: Current Topics in Bluegrass Research
This session continues the long tradition of scholarly inquiry into bluegrass, examining both music and performance traditions.  Three presentations from renowned authors will address a North Carolina traditional song, “Asheville Junction, Swannanoa Tunnel: The Peculiar Journey of a Bluegrass Standard in Western North Carolina,”  technique and musical style, “Triple Shuffle: Bluegrass Swing, Tradition, and Genre,” and regional growth and history, “Industrial Strength Bluegrass: How a Musical Form Came of Age in Southwestern Ohio, 1947-1989.” Discussion will follow.

Saturday September 29, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306A 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

Dixie Jubilee
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

Laurie Lewis & Friends
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

3:00pm

4:00pm

ShadowGrass
Artists

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:00pm

The Gibson Brothers

Saturday September 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Red Hat Amphitheater 500 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

4:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

5:45pm

Morehead State University

Saturday September 29, 2018 5:45pm - 6:20pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

6:30pm

Colorado College

Saturday September 29, 2018 6:30pm - 7:05pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:15pm

Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band

Saturday September 29, 2018 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

7:30pm

7:55pm

Walters State Community College, The High Lonesome Senate

Saturday September 29, 2018 7:55pm - 8:25pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Youth Stage 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

8:35pm

9:20pm

9:30pm

10:00pm

Brandon Lee Adams

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

10:30pm

Crying Uncle

Saturday September 29, 2018 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:00pm

Christian Davis

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

11:30pm

Farmer and Adele

Saturday September 29, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:00am

Sugar & the Mint

Sunday September 30, 2018 12:00am - 12:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

12:30am

Claybank

Sunday September 30, 2018 12:30am - 1:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:00am

Bluegrass Outlaws

Sunday September 30, 2018 1:00am - 1:30am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

1:30am

BBQ Bluegrass

Sunday September 30, 2018 1:30am - 2:00am
Marriott State Ballroom D 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601