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In the foregrounds, backs of musicians gathered in the Busy Bee Cafe during the PineCone Bluegrass Jam
Sep 26, 2016
Joe Penland holds a fiddle and leans against the doorpost of a half-open door, right foot inside, left foot outside on the building's porch. He wears jeans, a short-sleeved shirt, and a western-style hat.
Oct 9, 2016
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

News & Announcements

All five Entertainer of the Year nominees – Balsam Range, The Del McCoury Band, The Earls of Leicester, Flatt Lonesome, and The Gibson Brothers – are among performers for the September 29 event.... Read more
The Festival footprint will expand this year to include Lichtin Plaza in front of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Balsam Range; Jim Lauderdale; Claire Lynch Band; Dale Ann Bradley; Band... Read more
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.


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