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Among the array of events planned for the 10th Annual SPARKcon in downtown Raleigh, scheduled for Sept. 17-20 this year, the Shape Note Singers will sing on Saturday, Sept. 19 beginning at 1 p.m. in... Read more
Bland Hoke's Banjostand, which made its debut appearance in Raleigh during the 2014 World of Bluegrass, returns to Raleigh this year with additional enhancements, including enhanced lighting, a "prop... Read more
"A Singing Stream: Reunion," sequel to the award-winning 1985 film A Singing Stream: A Black Family Chronicle, debuted last year at the Landis family’s 80th reunion in Durham, and now the producers... 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

Piedmont map - 3 phases of Piedmont counties  for Piedmont Artists Directory Project

Piedmont Traditional Artist Directory

Find out more about how PineCone is working to preserve the rich traditional music culture of the NC Piedmont. 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