WJTV News Channel 12 - Steve Martin wraps up Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh

Steve Martin wraps up Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Steve Martin with his banjo, Edie Brickell, and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers, charmed fans at a sold out Red Hat Amphitheater concert.

Fans drove from near and far to hear the comedian play.

Bret Page and his wife, Mary, live in downtown Raleigh.

Bret Paige said, "I started liking Steve Martin back when I was 6 years old." Mary Page said, "Not only is he a great comedian, but he's also a great actor."

For those who missed out on tickets, they didn't seem to mind as free concerts playing at City Plaza tonight, attracted the thousands.

What did you think? Let us know on Facebook

It was this kind of excitement and enthusiasm that convinced the higher ups with the World of Bluegrass to come to Raleigh for the first time.

For long-time bluegrass fans like Stan Alford and new ones who never listened to bluegrass before, the week-long festival has made its mark.

Many we spoke with say they were disappointed it was over.

The World of Bluegrass, will be back again the next two years.

RELATED STORIES

Eileen Park

Eileen joined WNCN after years of working as a foreign correspondent. During her time off, she enjoys relaxing with her dogs, reading, and exploring the Triangle. More>>

  • Wake CountyMore>>

  • Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

    Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:14:13 GMT
    In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh.In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh.
    The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina.
    The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina.
  • The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day

    The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:00:20 GMT
    Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin.
    Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin.
  • AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report

    AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:56:38 GMT
    Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
    Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions.
    Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.