Down Home Concerts

PineCone is a resident company of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. PineCone presents our Down Home Concerts at the center utilizing Fletcher Theater (600 seats), Meymandi Concert Hall (1600 seats), and occasionally Memorial Auditorium (2200 seats).

While the majority of PineCone’s annual programs focus expressly on the music and musicians of the Piedmont region, our Down Home Concerts showcase artists from around the state, nation, and globe, whose music finds connection and expression here. These concerts are PineCone's most popular, attracting thousands of patrons annually.

To increase PineCone's flexibility in bringing you your favorite artists all year-round, we are now announcing Down Home Concerts as soon as details are confirmed; thus, the schedule below is subject to change. Sign up for PineCone's e-mail list to have weekly concert reminders and updates delivered right to your inbox!

The Duhks in concert, Fletcher Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, credit Brainard PhotoAudience at 2010 Doc Watson concert, Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, credit Hunter Lee Elliott

Left photo: The Duhks with Kellin Watson and audience from 2012 concert in Fletcher Theater,
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, Photo Credit: Dave Brainard/Brainard Photo

Right photo: Audience from 2010 concert featuring Doc Watson and David Holt, Meymandi Concert Hall,
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, Photo Credit: Hunter Lee Elliott 

Upcoming Concerts

North Carolina Heritage Awards Ceremony

Presented in partnership with: North Carolina Arts Council
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Fletcher Opera Theater
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 8 p.m.

General Public: $22 all tickets

Celebrate North Carolina’s artistic heritage at the 25th anniversary of the North Carolina Heritage Awards ceremony featuring five masters of the state’s traditional arts in a unique concert and award presentation. The North Carolina Arts Council created the Heritage Award program to recognize outstanding traditional artists with a lifetime achievement award. More than 100 North Carolinians from our state’s music, craft, dance, and narrative traditions, among others, have received this important recognition. These recipients have spent their lives learning, honing, and sharing their artistry.
Five artists, including three musicians, will be honored at this year’s ceremony: Grammy Award-winning fiddler Bobby Hicks (Marshall, Madison County); jazzman Bill Myers (Wilson, Wilson County), whose band The Monitors is now in its 55th year; Arnold Richardson (Hollister, Halifax County), a member of North Carolina’s Haliwa-Saponi tribe and master of the Native American flute; western North Carolina weaver and crafts advocate Susan Leveille (Dillsboro, Jackson County); and fifth generation potter Sid Luck (Seagrove, Moore County). Wayne Martin, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Executive Director, and also one of PineCone’s founders, will emcee the event.

Special thanks to all of our sponsors:

Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean. Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. They have approximately 57,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Their commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. Learn more about Duke Energy


The Irregardless Café feeds all of the Down Home Series artists! Please patronize them and tell them "thank you" for supporting live music in the Triangle. The award-winning Irregardless Café has been nourishing our community with delicious meals, attentive service and music from talented entertainers from around the Triangle since 1975. The Café also offers live entertainment nightly. Talented, local musicians perform the fiddle, ballads, folk, blues, jazz/swing and folk, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday nights are traditional music nights at the Café! Learn more about the Irregardless Café


Bit Wranglers is a locally owned, Raleigh-based graphic design company that also does website design and development; illustration work (2-dimensional diagrams, photo illustration, Flash animation artwork); interactive media (instructional artwork); print brochures, postcards, and other collateral; photography; and more! Learn more and see samples of Bit Wranglers' work




Our State: Down Home in North Carolina celebrates the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, folklore and beautiful scenic photography. Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. Our readers are passionate about North Carolina and treasure the magazine as a connection to all the great things about the state. Our State is a monthly publication. Visit the Our State Magazine website to learn more


Whole Foods Market is the world’s leader in natural and organic foods, with more than 270 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. They seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Visit the Whole Foods website


Learn about other upcoming concerts and events at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts!