New Kickin Grass Band Album, Walk With Me, Available July 24

Kickin Grass will perform a CD release party at Quail Ridge Books & Music on Thursday, July 26! "Walk With Me," is the Kickin Grass Band's first new full-length album since 2008.

Chatham County JAM Camp June 18-22

Chatham County's Junior Appalachian Musicians program kicks off their first summer camp on Monday, June 18!

Doc Watson Dies at Age 89

After being hospitalized following a fall last week, Doc Watson, a Grammy winning folk music icon from North Carolina, has died.

Celebrating Doc: Deep River Rising with Special Guest Musicians Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little

The North Carolina Museum of Art celebrated the life and legacy of NC's own Doc Watson on June 30 with a symposium and tribute concert. Video from the symposium panels is available online.

IBMA Moves World of Bluegrass Conference to Raleigh for 2013-2015

On Wednesday, May 16, officials from IBMA and the City of Raleigh announced the IBMA's plans to move its World of Bluegrass events to Raleigh beginning in 2013.

PineCone Founder Wayne Martin Named Executive Director of NC Arts Council

Martin played a critical role in creating the Blue Ridge Music and Cherokee Heritage Trails projects as part of the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative. This interstate collaboration set the stage for the congressional designation of western North Carolina as

William Lewis Joins IBMA Board of Directors as At-Large Member

At their spring 2012 meeting in Nashville, the IBMA Board of Directors appointed William Lewis, Executive Director of PineCone, as an At-Large member of the board.

Carolina Chocolate Drops Tickets on Sale May 14

The PineCone member presale for the September 21 Carolina Chocolate Drops concert will run May 14-16; tickets for this show will go on sale to the general public on May 17 at 10 a.m.

The Kruger Brothers tickets on Sale Now for PineCone Members

The PineCone member presale for the Jan. 18, 2013 Kruger Brothers concert will run May 14-16; tickets for this show will go on sale to the general public on May 18 at 10 a.m.

Nu-Blu Nominated for ICMA Award

NC's own Nu-Blu has been nominated for a 2012 ICMA Award in the bluegrass category! Voting is open through April 30 - support NC music, and cast your vote!