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International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Generated $10.8 Million in Direct Visitor Spending

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) announced today that the week-long event generated an estimated $10.8 million in direct visitor spending for Raleigh and Wake County and welcomed more than 180,000 people.

Face of Folk: 30 Years of PineCone

Celebrate PineCone's 30th Anniversary with a special exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum! Face of Folk: 30 Years of PineCone, celebrates PineCone with a retrospective of our 30 years preserving, promoting and presenting traditional folk arts of North Carolina’s Piedmont.

94.7 WQDR-FM Wins 2014 CMA Large Market Station of the Year

Congratulations to 94.7 WQDR-FM, host of the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show, for their 2014 Large Market Station of the Year Award from the Country Music Association!

"A Singing Stream: Reunion" to Debut in Durham at Landis Family Reunion on August 23

The story of a remarkable African American family with a deep roots in North Carolina continues in this sequel to the award winning A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle. The new film will premier on Saturday, August 23 in Durham as part of the 80th Anniversary celebration of the combined Harris, Landis, Lawrence, Byrd, and Green families, making it one of the oldest continuous black family reunions in North Carolina.

“Del McCoury Band with special guests Lee Ann Womack and Keller Williams” to be part of October 4 lineup at Wide Open Bluegrass

A special 90-minute set, “Del McCoury Band with special guests Lee Ann Womack and Keller Williams,” will take place on Saturday, October 4 during the Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

Southern Folklife Collection 25th Anniversary Festival: Aug. 21-23, 2014

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with a festival featuring music, panel discussions and a more.

IBMA Awards Nominees Viewing Party - August 13, 2014

When the IBMA announces the nominees for the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, you can watch the announcement in real-time anywhere with internet access!

IBMA Announces Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artists

Six North Carolina bands are among the 30 chosen for this year's Bluegrass Ramble, including Compton & Newberry, Constant Change, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Moore Brothers Band, Red June, and The Grass Cats.

Song of the Mountains Festival to Raise Funds for Song of the Mountains TV Program

The Song of the Mountains Festival in Louisburg, NC, May 1-3, will raise funds to help the "Song of the Mountains" TV show on PBS with their next 24-episode season.

City of Raleigh Selects Public Artist for World of Bluegrass 2014

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has approved artist Bland Hoke to create site-specific temporary public art for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass 2014.

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