Big Pork Sales Lead to NC Pork Council's Donation to Bluegrass Organization

In the wake of September's highly successful N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship, the state's pork industry association will contribute $10,000 to the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

Dom Flemons Pursuing Solo Career; Carolina Chocolate Drops Add Two New Members

Dom Flemons will join the Carolina Chocolate Drops for a final tour this December before embarking on a solo career, & the Drops are adding two new musicians to their lineup in the New Year for a full run of performance dates!

Carolina Jubilee in Raleigh - Free Concert this Saturday, Nov. 16

The North Carolina Bluegrass Association presents the Carolina Jubilee - a free concert featuring 3 up-and-coming NC bluegrass acts!

Two Bluegrass Exhibits in Raleigh Museums

The North Carolina Museum of History and the City of Raleigh Museum are both hosting exhibits highlighting North Carolina's role in bluegrass history.

Masters Workshop Schedule - Sept. 27 & 28

On Friday & Saturday, Sept. 27 & 28, the Expo Hall in the Raleigh Convention Center is FREE and open to the public, including the Masters Workshop Stage, the NC Bluegrass Pavilion, and more!

Bobby Hicks, Bill Myers Among Five North Carolinians to Receive Prestigious Heritage Award

Bobby Hicks, Bill Myers, and Arnold Richardson are among the artists who will receive this year's North Carolina Heritage Awards.

Tickets Sold Out for Saturday, Sept. 28 of Wide Open Bluegrass Festival At Red Hat Amphitheater/Raleigh Convention Center; Less Than 200 tickets remaining for Friday, Sept. 27

Additional ticketed events during IBMA - the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 26, and the Bluegrass Ramble after-hours showcase passes - also nearing sell-out

North Carolina Musicians Making National Headlines

Ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams has been named a 2013 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts; and banjo player Jens Kruger received the fourth annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass.

PineCone Co-Sponsors Hopscotch Day Party

Hopscotch's Afternoon Delight at Raleigh Times Bar from 12 noon - 5 p.m. this Saturday afternoon - with Mandolin Orange, Doug Paisley, Lowland Hum, and cousins. PineCone is one of the co-sponsors at this FREE day-party during one of Raleigh's biggest musi

HELP WANTED - IBMA's World of Bluegrass Volunteer Sign-Up Now Available

The International Bluegrass Music Association is seeking volunteers to help with World of Bluegrass in Raleigh next month!