The winner will receive:

  • Two nights accommodations at the Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh Downtown
  • Two VIP admission wristbands per day to the PNC Presents Wide Open Bluegrass Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater for September 27-28, 2019, which include general admission seating, free food and free beverages in the VIP lounge throughout the two-day music festival
  • A Martin LX1 Little Martin guitar with travel case for your picking pleasure
  • An “Originally Raleigh” gift basket filled with Raleigh makers’ products

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PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, a one-of-a-kind urban bluegrass festival!

Wide Open Bluegrass features International Bluegrass Music Association and Grammy award winners, top-notch emerging bands, traditional bluegrass musicians, and acts that push the boundaries across eight music stages in downtown Raleigh. The Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater is a fund-raiser for the Bluegrass Trust Fund, a 501(c)3 that provides emergency support for bluegrass professionals.

The festival features more than 20 hours of music programming, more than 100 musical performances, The World of Bluegrass Expo, food trucks, North Carolina craft beer, the North Carolina Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue Championship, and more. The festival is celebrating its seventh year and attracts more than 200,000 bluegrass fans annually!

This year’s Main Stage lineup includes Del McCoury with special guests; Molly Tuttle; I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, & Aoife O’Donovan); Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Balsam Range; Sister Sadie; Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen; and more. Performances at Red Hat Amphitheater will begin at 5 p.m. each night and will feature premier bluegrass acts for six hours. Beginning this year, the performances at Red Hat Amphitheater will be open to the public for free, subject to venue capacity. A limited number of reserved seats in prime sections of the venue are available for purchase to ensure admittance for every performance.

Downtown Raleigh & Red Hat Amphitheater
September 27-28, 2019
Raleigh, NC

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