WOB StreetFest Performance Schedule Announced!

Image635763389459587736The 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 2 and 3 in Raleigh, North Carolina, includes a broad mix of local, national and international bluegrass talent.

The  free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, held in downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street, will feature more than 80 bands, five music stages, a dance tent, vendors and concessions.

The Youth Stage – a special stage near the Convention Center – will feature performances and activities from the future stars of bluegrass. The performers were chosen by IBMA’s Youth Council, which is made up of youth members from across the U.S. and Ireland.

Additionally, StreetFest will contain a Bluegrass Expo Hall and a Masters Workshop Stage in the Raleigh Convention Center.

“Audiences will encounter a unique bluegrass experience while roaming the streets of downtown Raleigh,” said William Lewis, Executive Director of PineCone and producer of Wide Open Bluegrass. “True to the Wide Open brand, performances will range from bluegrass music’s folk roots in blues and old-time string band with Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton & The Down Hill Strugglers, to traditional bluegrass performed by one of Bill Monroe’s former Blue Grass Boys – fiddler Bobby Hicks, to the modern stylings of Special Consensus, to the future of bluegrass by way of one of its most promising stars, mandolinist Sierra Hull. The lineup includes special projects, as well, including The HillBenders presenting ‘Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry’- a grassy spin on The Who’s rock opera; and Jayme Stone’s ‘Lomax Project’ – a reimagining of songs collected by folklorist Alan Lomax. We aim to inspire, entertain, and educate folks about the depth and breadth of bluegrass music today.”

Schedule for Artists and Performances for

Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest

October 2-3, 2015

(all times/performers subject to change)

The full schedule of artists and performance times for various stages at the free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest is listed below. This information is also available on wideopenbluegrass.com, and on the free Wide Open Bluegrass app (available for Android and iPhone devices), which also contains special offers for event attendees from local businesses, program schedules, maps, vendor listings and locations, transportation details, official news and social media updates, related events happening at local venues during the week, and other helpful information for festival attendees.

For any schedule adjustments or additions, check the Wide Open Bluegrass app or www.wideopenbluegrass.com.



12:00-12:45 pm              Joe Newberry & Jim Watson

1:15-2:00 pm                 Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

2:30-3:15 pm                 The Clay Hess Band

3:45-4:30 pm                 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

5:00-5:45 pm                 Ashley & Shannon Campbell

6:15-7:15 pm                 Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive

7:45-9:00 pm                 Town Mountain

9:30-11:00 pm                The HillBenders present “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”


12:15-1:00 pm                Nixon, Blevins & Gage

1:30-2:15 pm                 Kristy Cox

2:45-3:30 pm                 Larry Stephenson Band

4:00-4:45 pm                 Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

5:15-6:00 pm                 Irene Kelley

6:30-7:30 pm                 The Church Sisters

8:00-9:15 pm                 Volume Five

9:45-11:00 pm                Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line


12:30-1:15 pm                Zoe & Cloyd

1:45-2:30 pm                 The Rorrer Brothers and Son

3:00-3:45 pm                 The Piney Woods Boys

4:15-5:00 pm                 South Carolina Broadcasters

5:30-6:15 pm                 Strictly Clean & Decent

6:45-7:45 pm                 Wayne Henderson & Friends

8:15-9:15 pm                 Jeff Little Trio

9:45-11:00 pm                The Harris Brothers


12:15-1:00 pm                Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience

1:30-2:15 pm                 Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins

2:45-3:30 pm                 Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

4:00-4:45 pm                 Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run

5:15-6:00 pm                 Lonely Heartstring Band

6:30-7:30 pm                 Front Country

8:00-9:15 pm                 Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

9:45-11:00 pm                The Steel Wheels


12:00-12:45 pm              Dreamcatcher

1:00-1:45 pm                 Rusty Nail Crossing

2:00-2:45 pm                 Clay Bank

3:00-3:45 pm                 Moore Brothers Band

4:00-4:45 pm                 Brothers Keeper

5:00-5:45 pm                 Kids on Bluegrass


12:00- 2:00 pm               Clogging performance by Cane Creek Cloggers and Square Dance with Southern String Band

2:30 - 3:45 pm               Open Dance with Zydeco Ya-Yas

4:15 - 5:15 pm               Clogging workshop with Rodney Sutton and The Stuart Brothers

5:30-7:00 pm                 Square Dance with Rodney Sutton and The Stuart Brothers

7:30-9:00 pm                 Open Dance with The Gravy Boys

9:30-11:00 pm                Open Dance with Love Cannon



12:00-12:45 pm              The Grass Cats

1:15-2:00 pm                 The Snyder Family Band

2:30-3:15 pm                 Kids On Bluegrass

3:45-4:30 pm                 Special Consensus

5:00-5:45 pm                 Mipso

6:15-7:15 pm                 Billy Strings & Don Julin

7:45-9:00 pm                 Kenny & Amanda Smith

9:30-11:00 pm                Sierra Hull


12:15-1:00 pm                Moore Brothers Band

1:30-2:15 pm                 Ragged Union

2:45-3:30 pm                 Nu Blu

4:00-4:45 pm                 Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

5:15-6:00 pm                 Jeannette Williams Band

6:30-7:30 pm                 Darin & Brooke Aldridge

8:00-9:15 pm                 Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

9:45-11:00 pm                Alan Bibey and Grasstowne


12:30-1:15 pm                 Whitewater Bluegrass

1:45-2:30 pm                    Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth

3:00-3:45 pm                    Stuart Brothers

4:15-5:00 pm                    Bobby Hicks & Friends

5:30-6:15 pm                    The Buckstankle Boys

6:45-7:45 pm                    Tony & Gary Williamson

8:15-9:15 pm                    Sideline

9:45-11:00 pm                 Blue Ridge Music Trails Jam


12:15-1:00 pm                Jeff Scroggins & Colorado

1:30-2:15 pm                 Morning After Music

2:45-3:30 pm                 The Bankesters

4:00-4:45 pm                 Mr. Sun

5:15-6:00 pm                 Barefoot Movement

6:30-7:30 pm                 The Malpass Brothers

8:00-9:15 pm                 Wood & Wire

9:45-11:00 pm                The Railsplitters


12:00-12:45 pm              Mike 12

1:00-1:45 pm                 Williamson Branch

2:00-2:45 pm                 Loose Strings

3:00-3:45 pm                 KBA Treblemaker

4:30-4:45 pm                 North Country


12:00-2:00 pm                Contra Dance with Valerie Helbert and TBD

2:30-3:30 pm                 Apple Chill Cloggers with Patrick Walsh & Friends

4:00-5:30 pm                 Square Dance with Ruth Pershing and The Freight Hoppers

6:00-7:00 pm                 Open Dance with Chocolate Suede

7:30-9:00 pm                 Open Dance with Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and The Down Hill Strugglers

9:30-11:00 pm                Open Dance with Gangstagrass

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