PINECONE IS THE PIEDMONT COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Dedicated to Preserving, Presenting and Promoting Traditional Music, Dance, and other Folk Performing Arts

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Upcoming Events

Molly Tuttle - a young woman with light skin, shoulder length brown hair, wearing a jean jacket and dark shirt, with a guitar neck to her right.
Mar 2, 2018
Rip the Calico: Alison Arnold on whistle; Mairead Brady on fiddle; Tyler Johnson wearing a kilt and playing mandolin; Gordon Arnold, sitting and playing cello.
Mar 11, 2018
Rissi Palmer holds her guitar behind her head, partly visible over her right shoulder. Her dark, curly hair blows partly in front of her face; she is wearing a leather-textured jacket over a lacy white top.
Apr 8, 2018

News & Announcements

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.
The Carolina Bluegrass Band, under the direction of Russell Johnson -- co-founder of Triangle-based bluegrass band The Grass Cats, and an award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter (and a... Read more

Spotlight

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; wideopenbluegrass.com; 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: IBMA.org

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