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PINECONE IS THE PIEDMONT COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC

Dedicated to Preserving, Presenting and Promoting Traditional Music, Dance, and other Folk Performing Arts

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News & Announcements

The UNC Department of Music has created the Carolina Bluegrass Band under the direction of acclaimed musician and PineCone member Russell Johnson. Auditions will be held at the start of the semester... Read more
Eleven-time IBMA award winner Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder have been added to the Friday night lineup of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Friday, September 30.... Read more
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Del McCoury Band, Soggy Bottom Boys, Earls of Leicester, Marty Stuart, Steep Canyon Rangers, John Cowan, Greensky Bluegrass among the performers. PNC returns as Wide Open... Read more

Spotlight

PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Busy Bee Cafe in The Hive - March 25, 2013, photo credit: Laura Hamlyn

Jams & Sessions


Feeling inspired to play some music now that you've seen so many concerts? PineCone partners with local musicians, organizations, and groups to present ongoing participatory music sessions and jams for bluegrass music, Irish music, and shape note singing. Read more

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, Friday & Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2016, IBMA - International Bluegrass Music Association; ; an illustration of a squirrel playing a banjo is between the words Wide and Open, above Bluegrass

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass


PineCone serves as the official "Local Host" for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass and as producer of the PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Read More

Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont, 1976-1998


PineCone's first-ever CD release highlights some of the very best old-time, regional Piedmont stringband music. Read more