September 20th, 2013
Wide Open Bluegrass Update
Alison Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia. Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend. We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest. The “epic collaboration” performance will continue with the previously announced superstar lineup of Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Tony Rice and Mark Schatz. Tickets for Friday’s schedule are nearly sold out; it was announced last week that no tickets remain for Saturday’s shows at the Red Hat Amphitheater/Raleigh Convention Center. For more information on the IBMA and Wide Open Bluegrass, visit IBMA.org.