RALEIGH, N.C.—Pork barbecue aficionados will be able to savor all the regional styles of the succulent meat during the North Carolina Barbecue Experience being introduced during the upcoming Wide Open Bluegrass festival in downtown Raleigh.
Organized by the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), the N.C. Barbecue Experience culminates with a ticketed event October 4th from 5 to 9 featuring Stamey’s of Greensboro and White Swan of Smithfield. Eastern-style barbecue meets Western-style barbecue as the N.C. Barbecue Experience continues. At this ticketed dinner, diners can enjoy some of the best of both barbecue worlds from two of the state’s leading restaurants.
Chip Stamey of Stamey’s Barbecue and Linwood Parker of White Swan will serve their versions of pit-cooked barbecue and their distinct coleslaws, as well as additional sides and desserts.
Tickets are on sale in advance of these special ticketed events for $15 each. There are only 500 tickets available for each event and sellouts are expected. All of the N.C. Barbecue Experience events will be held at the corner of Cabarrus and Gale streets, surrounded by some of the world’s best bluegrass music.
Wide Open Bluegrass will bring scores of the nation’s leading bluegrass acts to perform in downtown Raleigh at the Convention Center, the Red Hat Amphitheater and on various stages scattered throughout downtown. It is a production of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in its second year in Raleigh.