News

Two New Bluegrass Series Coming to Raleigh this Summer

PineCone is partnering with Oak City 7 and Midtown Events to provide two new bluegrass concert series in Raleigh starting this summer.

IBMA to Open Registration, Tickets & Hotel Reservations for World of Bluegrass 2014

Tickets and registration open March 31 for members, April 14 for the general public

NC Admissions Tax to Impact Wide Open Bluegrass Tickets

The North Carolina General Assembly passed a new law affecting the tax on admissions to a wide range of events--movies, sporting events, concerts, etc--beginning in 2014. This tax will show up when you check-out to buy your Wide Open Bluegrass tickets.

Carolina Jubilee on RTN

The NC Bluegrass Association has been producing a bluegrass show at Longview Baptist Church and airing half-hour episodes on Raleigh Television Network.

Bluegrass Bands in Wake County Schools

Wake County Public Schools continue to benefit from last year's World of Bluegrass programming in Raleigh. More than a dozen Wake County public schools have received or will receive a visit from and performance by a bluegrass band!

PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show Celebrates 25 Years on Air, Partnership with WQDR

This year (2014) marks the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show's 25th anniversary - the show has been airing weekly on 94.7 WQDR since Jan. 29, 1989!

PineCone Bluegrass Camps Win North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association Arts & Humanities Award

Late last year, the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association presented their Arts & Humanities Award to the Town of Cary for the bluegrass summer camp program presented in partnership with PineCone-the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.

Charlie Jackson Tribute in the Works

"Papa Charlie" Jackson was one of the very first solo blues artists to record and the first to become famous. He recorded more than 70 "sides" for Paramount Records between 1924 and 1936 and was one of Paramount's biggest stars at the time. Papa Charlie recorded some wonderful material.

City of Raleigh Issues Artist Call for World of Bluegrass 2014

The City of Raleigh's Office of Raleigh Arts is inviting visual artists to submit qualifications for a temporary outdoor public art installation to coincide with the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass 2014.

Durham Bluegrass Jam 1st & 3rd (& 5th) Mondays

Rob Nance and other area musicians will host an open bluegrass jam at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.

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