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Red, White and Bluegrass Festival

  • Morganton, NC USA (map)

Red, White and Bluegrass weekend in Western, North Carolina. 

MORGANTON, NC — Get ready to party with an extensive list of talented musicians at the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival on July 1-3, 2017! This three-day event has become one of the largest traditional bluegrass festivals in the world and will continue to grow this year with more than 19 bluegrass artists performing.


The City of Morganton invites families to celebrate with national and regional bluegrass talent including many International Bluegrass Music Associations award winners. 

Take a free tram ride on a twenty-seven passenger train! The free train service will provide shuttle services as well as entertainment. Festivities include a bluegrass camp for kids, tent sales of bluegrass instruments, music and other related materials, food and drink vendors, official festival caps and t-shirts.


While in Morganton for your summer destination, enjoy this charming city and all it has to offer. Visit the vibrant downtown filled with restaurants, galleries and shops before making your way to the festival area. Also be sure to make plans to take advantage of Beanstalk's Journey zip line and climbing tower attraction at Catawba Meadows Park. 

Compliment your Bluegrass vacation with visits to regional attractions such as Lake James, South Mountain State Park, Table Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the City's beautiful Catawba River Greenway. Morganton is also the home of Ben Long Fresco and the History Museum of Burke County. The friendly Burke County Visitor's Center is ready to help you with information and directions to local and regional attractions!

Celebrate the 14th Annual Red, White and Bluegrass! Call (800) 939-7469 for tickets. For more information regarding the festival or camping details call (828) 433-7469, (800) 939-7469, (828) 439-1866 or visit

Earlier Event: June 30
Groovin’ on the Green: Andalyn
Later Event: July 1
The Brothers Gillespie