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"Close to Home" Concert
10-05-2014 to 10-05-2014 - Featuring the works of composers in our area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer, in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; nationally recognized composer, flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising start Daniel Poissant.

"Close to Home" Concert
09-28-2014 to 09-28-2014 - Featuring the works of composers in our area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer, in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; nationally recognized composer, flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising start Daniel Poissant.

1st Annual Raleigh Tattoo Festival
09-26-2014 to 09-28-2014 - Folk City Tattoo and Twisted Ink Magazine present the 1st Annual Raleigh Tattoo Festivail in participation with Ray Price Harley Davidson Bikefest. 150 artists, tons of vendors, tattoo contests all weekend, kids temporary tattoo contest, 1st annual pin-up girl contest, bands, entertainment, food, booze, bikes and much more!

SFJAZZ Collective
10-18-2014 to 10-18-2014 - The SFJAZZ Collective unites eight jazz performer/composers. Hailing from Puerto Rico, N.Y., Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand and Israel, the Collective's multicultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. As part of their 11th season, the group will pay tribute to legendary saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson.

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Show 2014
09-30-2014 to 10-04-2014 - Litmus Gallery & Studios will showcase 2-D and 3-D artwork from 35+ artists with over 75 works of arts relating to the theme of Wide Open Bluegrass. Litmus Gallery is located across the street from the outdoor amphitheater.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
10-11-2014 to 10-11-2014 - Escape to another time when silent film was all the rage, featuring silent classics, a full orchestra and Rick Benjamin, as conductor and Master of Ceremonies. Benjamin and his orchestra highlight the talents of original movie greats, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd as they perform the actual scores that were written for the short, classic comedies you will see on screen this evening. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is the worlds only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating Americas Original Music the syncopated sounds of early musical theatre, silent cinema and vintage dance.

The Importance of Being Earnest
10-15-2014 to 10-19-2014 - William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make "The Importance of Being Earnest" Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

Bluegrass Ramble
09-30-2014 to 10-02-2014 - The Bluegrass Ramble (named after a famous Bill Monroe instrumental), is an evening showcase event where convention attendees and local fans will be able to "ramble" around Raleigh for five nights, sampling great bluegrass music on six downtown stages. The 2014 Bluegrass Ramble showcases will be held in the following venues:

The Architect Bar & Social House: 108 ½ E. Hargett St.
Kings Barcade: 14 W. Martin St.
Lincoln Theatre: 430 S. Dawson St.
Pour House Music Hall: 224 S. Blount Street
Raleigh Convention Center (2 stages!): 500 S. Salisbury St.
Tir na nOg: 218 S. Blount St.
Vintage Church: 117 S. West St.

A welcome addition to the Bluegrass Ramble this year is a dedicated transportation shuttle with extended hours, running non-stop between hotels and showcase venues. Provided by the City of Raleigh, the Ramble-dedicated transportation will be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during World of Bluegrass 2014, from 4:45pm-2:45am.



25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards
10-02-2014 to 10-02-2014 - The International Bluegrass Music Awards, hosted this year by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas, is the biggest night on the bluegrass calendar. The show will be held once again at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre as determined by professionals in the bluegrass music industry. Held annually since 1986, today almost two dozen awards are handed out to recognize the top achievements across the industry.

The International Bluegrass Music Awards features outstanding performances by the best in bluegrass and once-in-a-lifetime moments, such as Tony Rice's indescribably poignant Hall of Fame acceptance speech in 2013. The house is always packed, so be sure to grab tickets quickly for this one. Celebrate bluegrass music at the IBMA Awards!



2014 N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship
10-03-2014 to 10-04-2014 - Each Fall, the best whole hog barbecue chefs in N.C. square off to become our state champion. The N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship is the culmination of a qualifying series that includes more than 15 N.C. Pork Council-certified local barbecue competitions statewide.

This year, the State Championship will return to downtown Raleigh as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Wide Open Bluegrass. After the judging is complete, the mouth-watering barbecue will be chopped and sold in sandwiches to festival attendees on Saturday, Oct. 4.