All Concert Series



  • Down Home Concerts

  • These concerts showcase artists from around the state, nation, and globe whose music finds connection and expression here. PineCone's Down Home Concerts celebrate how music crosses cultures and borders while also acknowledging North Carolina's unique cultural heritage.

  • Music of the Carolinas

    Since 1998, PineCone and the North Carolina Museum of History have partnered to present the Music of the Carolinas series - a series of nine FREE concerts featuring some of the state's finest folk musicians and tradition bearers. This series utilizes program notes, lecture-demos, and film screenings in addition to performances to educate audiences about various cultural art traditions that have grown in North Carolina or taken root here over the years. These concerts are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome.

  • Logo: Midtown Bluegrass Series in Midtown Park, will illustration of a banjo below the text Midtown Bluegrass Series

PineCone teams up with Midtown Events to present this bluegrass series. With its unique combination of gospel, country, and blues, that iconic “high lonesome sound” has deep roots in the Tarheel state. Relax on the grassy lawn of Midtown Park and share great music with family and friends on Sunday afternoons. Southern barbecue and craft beer will round out each event. Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome at this event! Please do not bring outside alcoholic beverages. Before each concert, there will be a facilitated youth jam for musicians 18 and younger!

Pickin in the Plaza logo

  • PineCone presents Pickin' in the Plaza

    PineCone partners with Deep South, producers of Raleigh's popular Oak City 7 series, to offer free roots music concerts in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Alternating Thursdays with Oak City 7's lineup, Pickin' in the Plaza also offers food trucks, local and craft beers on tap, and more!


Working with partners like the Carolina Theatre (pictured) and occasionally the Durham Performing Arts Center allows PineCone even more flexibility in bringing you your favorite bands all year round. PineCone is proud to be bringing more North Carolina roots music to Durham, and we look forward to seeing you there!


  • PineCone in Cary

    PineCone has a long and successful history of working with community partners to present FREE concerts in venues throughout the region. PineCone collaborates with the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department of the Town of Cary to offer concerts at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park (pictured), and occasionally at the Cary Arts Center and even at Koka Booth Amphitheater, in addition to the popular Bluegrass Camps for Youth at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.

Wake Forest

  • PineCone in Wake Forest

    Each summer, PineCone and the Town of Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department work together to present free concerts in Wake Forest's beautiful E Carroll Joyner Park. The park includes a 1000 lawn-seat amphitheatre, a performance area, the Walker garden, restored farm buildings and pecan grove, restrooms, pond, and approximately three miles of walking trails. Approximately half of the 117-acre park, located at 701 Harris Road, is open meadows.