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Upcoming Events

Storyteller Lloyd Arneach wears a wide brimmed hat, a prominent ring on his right ring finger, and a short-sleeve shirt; his hands are up in front of his chest, mid-gesture/story. A patterned tapestry is in the background.
Nov 13, 2016
Mary D Williams stands in profile, looking up. Her hair is pulled back and she wears a dark sequined top with sleeves to her elbows, a shimmering skirt, dangling earrings, a necklace, bracelets on her right wrist, and wrings on both hands. In the background is a pair of floor-to-ceiling pillars and a North Carolina flag to Mary's left, and a curtain covers the wall behind her. She stands at a wooden desk with a wooden chair behind her.
Dec 11, 2016
Sierra Hull promo photo - Sierra Hull stands outside a house, wearing a hat and dress and holding a mandolin.
Jan 6, 2017

News & Announcements

The original 1985 film, The Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle, will air on UNC-TV's NC Channel on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m.; the recently completed sequel, The Singing Stream Reunion: The... Read more
The Carolina PineCones have two performances scheduled in November, one at the Pittsboro First Sunday Arts Fair (Nov. 6) and one back at Radius Pizza in Hillsborough (Nov. 10).
WE ARE HERE! is the Triangle’s first interactive arts and information event focused on accessible cultural opportunities. Come meet more than 20 arts organizations focused on including people with... Read more


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