Gypsy Roots on the Traditional Stage at First Night Raleigh

PineCone is proud to partner with Artsplosure to ring in 2012 as part of the annual First Night Raleigh celebration and thrilled to present a Django Reinhardt-inspired band called Gypsy Roots at a new venue, the Church of the Good Shepherd. This year's First Night Raleigh will have a French theme woven throughout the numerous programs and activities on the schedule, and legendary French Gypsy guitar genius Django Reinhardt's pioneering style of jazz guitar (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) has become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture.

Kickin Grass Band 10th Anniversary Show

Ten years in the making, the Kickin Grass Band has made its mark on the roots music scene with strong voices and original songs that reflect the depth and breadth of the human experience. Celebrate their 10-year anniversary with this special hometown concert with appearances by the Apple Chill Cloggers and band members from the ensemble's past.

ARTStober

Progress Energy Center's resident performing arts organizations (PineCone, Carolina Ballet, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Theatre, and North Carolina Opera) will offer sample programming throughout the day. Marbles Kids Museum, Artsplosure, and a Plein Air Arts Festival on Lichtin Plaza will add to the festivities. Events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

Shape Note Sing

The Shape Note Sing is held the fourth Sunday of each month (except February, the month of the Shape Note Singing Convention) from 2-4 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House in Raleigh. Shape note singing is for everyone - beginners and exeprienced singers are all welcome. Music is available at the session for anyone who doesn't have a book.

Nova Scotia Showcase

On Monday, October 24, five Canadian artists from the Nova Scotia region will perform in the historic Garner Performing Arts Center. This program will be free and open to the public, and it starts at 7 p.m.

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