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Wide Open Bluegrass lineup is out

Between Tuesday’s announcements about the Avett Brothers opening for the Rolling Stones and the Hopscotch band list, it’s been an action-packed 24 hours for large-scale concert news in the Triangle. And here’s yet another announcement, the partial lineup for the Wide Open Bluegrass shows happening Oct. 2-3 at downtown Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater as part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass:

Infamous Stringdusters

Balsam Range

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Wailin’ Jennys

Kruger Brothers (plus special guests)

Claire Lynch Band

Flatt Lonesome

Band of Ruhks

Steep Canyon Rangers

Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

That last one is a wild card that will probably draw in another big name or two, since it’s based on an upcoming tribute album with guests including Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. I’d expect some of those will be among the other Red Hat acts to be announced next month.

The lineup for the free street festival is still pending, while IBMA’s lineup for the “Bluegrass Ramble” club-show part of the program is already out.

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