The Raleigh News and Observer September 2013

BLUEGRASS RALEIGH

Downtown Raleigh embraces "World of Bluegrass," a festival centered around the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual convention. The N&O's preview coverage includes stories about bluegrass emissary Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers and the state's bluegrass history.

BLUEGRASS FOR BEGINNERS

If you were to try to describe bluegrass music to someone who had never heard it, you could talk for hours and probably still not do it justice. But here’s an easier solution: We'll just play some music from our "Bluegrass for Beginners" playlist to get you started.

DAILY COVERAGE

Music critic and arts reporter David Menconi and other News & Observer reporters and photographers will be filing dispatches throughout "World of Bluegrass" week in downtown Raleigh, from the opening keynote to the last chorus of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."

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Schedule

Raleigh performances


Find the music

How to get to the hot spots this week


View Wideopen Bluegrass in a larger map

N&O IBMA Galleries

Galleries from the convention

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Raleigh’s World of Bluegrass

IBMA promotional video