The nominees for the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards were announced yesterday morning in Nashville, TN.
Raleigh, North Carolina will host The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World Of Bluegrass event September 26 – 30. IBMA closes out the event with Wide Open Bluegrass at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater on September 29 – 30 and just confirmed the final lineup.
Lineup additions include Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steve Martin, Jerry Douglasand Sam Bush’s tribute to The Country Gentlemen featuring Jon Randall, Mark Schatzand Charlie Cushman, The Kruger Brothers with Kontras Quartet, Chatham County Line and Molly Tuttle. The Infamous Stringdusters present the Wide Open Jam, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize, The Travelin’ McCourys, The O’Connor Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Sierra Hull are among the WOB ’17 acts previously announced. See the graphic below for the final lineup.
Saturday, September 30
- 12:00 pm Sister Sadie
- 1:00 pm Chatham County Line
- 2:00 pm Bluegrass 45
- 3:00 pm Sierra Hull
- 4:00 pm Lonesome River Band
- 5:00 pm Balsam Range
- 6:30 pm The Travelin’ McCourys
- 8:00 pm Hot Rize
- 9:45 pm Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steve Martin
Get tickets here: https://ibma.org/world-of-bluegrass/buy-tickets
"Each festival has a theme, and this fall's is all about the fantastic voyage.
"At LEAF, we believe life is a journey," wrote performing arts director Ehren Cruz in a release. "Every day holds an opportunity to discover something new that has the power to transform and uplift the way we see the world. This fall LEAF, we invite one and all to embark on a voyage across the globe to experience music that will make your spirit soar.
Other acts include: Elephant Revival, Turkuaz, Fantastic Negrito, Raul Midon, Chicano Batman, Nik West, Sierra Hull, Feufollet, Con Brio, Villalobos Brothers, Khruangbin, Dustin Thomas, The Jerry Cans and Trad.Attack.
"From the shores of Kingston, Jamaica to the frozen tundra of Iqaluit, Nunavut, to the ancient forests of Estonia, to the streets of East L.A. and beyond — prepare to expand your horizons with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure," Cruz continued.
The two main festival headliners are Jamaican reggae/ska group Toots and the Maytals and Los Angeles rock band Los Lobos.
Discount tickets are available now through Aug. 24 for varied prices — $105 for adult weekend passes for Buncombe County residents, $160 for adult weekend passes for noncounty residents and single-day tickets available for $45-$60. Weekend passes include three days of festival-going and two nights of camping. Kids under 10 are free with a parent, and discounted tickets are available for children and teens 10-1"