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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements

PineCone and the City of Raleigh will co-sponsor a showcase stage at the 2018 Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, MO in February. 
Six traditional artists from across the state will receive North Carolina Heritage Awards on May 23, 2018 for their contributions to our state’s cultural vitality: Asha Bala; Glenn & Lula Bolick... Read more
After more than 20 years together, The Grass Cats will perform their final two concerts this month.


Musicians gathered in a circle at the Busy Bee Cafe - men and women of all ages sit in a circle playing guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins; the Busy Bee's Bar is along one wall, and the other brick wall has artwork hanging from it. Photo credit: Brainard Photo

Jams & Sessions

Feeling inspired to play some music now that you've seen so many concerts? PineCone partners with local musicians, organizations, and groups to present ongoing participatory music sessions and jams for bluegrass music, Irish music, and shape note singing. Read more

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 29-30, 2017;; Main Stage @ Red Hat Amphitheater. Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steve Martin; The Infamous Stringdusters present Wide Open Jam featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufman (of Yonder Mountain String Band); The Travelin' McCourys with guest appearance by Del McCoury; Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush tribute to The Country Gentlemen featuring Jon Randall, Mark Schatz, and Charlie Cushman; Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Hot Rize; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Mark O'Connor featuring The O'Connor Band; Balsam Range; Lonesome River Band; The Kruger Brothers with Kontras Quartet; Sierra Hull; Sister Sadie; Flatt Lonesome, Chatham County Line; Bluegrass 45; Molly Tuttle; Artist at Large: Jesse McReynolds (All acts subject to change without notice). Tix on sale now:

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass

PineCone serves as the official "Local Host" for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass and as producer of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Read More

Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont, 1976-1998

PineCone's first-ever CD release highlights some of the very best old-time, regional Piedmont stringband music. Read more