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News & Announcements

Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski will co-host the 27th International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.
IBMA has announced the Bluegrass Ramble Schedule for the official showcase acts, and those 30 juried bands will perform at various downtown Raleigh venues, including the Raleigh Convention Center.
Earls of Leicester lead the overall nominations this year; NC nominees include Balsam Range, Jens Kruger, Steep Canyon Rangers, Mountain Faith, and 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