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 ex
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!
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
General Public: $22 all tickets
The 25th Anniversary of the North Carolina Heritage Awards celebrates five masters of the state’s traditional arts in a unique concert and awards presentation. Awardees for music traditions include: renowned fiddler Bobby Hicks, a 10-time Grammy award winner whose playing helped shape the music of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys and of Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder; Bill Myers, whose versatile jazz band, The Monitors, now in its 55th year, will play highlights of this style master’s repertoire from R&B to swing to funk; and Arnold Richardson, a member of North Carolina’s Haliwa-Saponi tribe and master of the Native American flute, who soothes the spirit with traditional and original compositions and who has influenced the revitalization of North Carolina Indian arts. Stunning craft work from master potter Sid Luck and weaver Susan Leveille complete the evening’s offerings. Virtuoso performances, video profiles by award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, and on-stage interviews are all part of this special event. Stay to meet the master artists at the public reception following the ceremony in the lobby of the Fletcher Theater. Read more about this year's NC Heritage Award recipients
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
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