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News & Announcements

Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steve Martin; Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush tribute to The Country Gentlemen featuring Jon Randall, Mark Schatz and Charlie Cushman; The Kruger Brothers with Kontras... Read more
PineCone Bluegrass Summer Camp Alumni Jessica Lang, Chloe Lang and Sam Stage swept the 2017 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance Grassroots Guitar, Mandolin, and Fiddle competitions.
On Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m., the Carolina PineCones will host a bluegrass jam on the Front Porch Stage, and on Saturday, May 6, at 2:15 p.m., they'll perform a set on the Cabaret Stage.


Musicians gathered in a circle at the Busy Bee Cafe - men and women of all ages sit in a circle playing guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins; the Busy Bee's Bar is along one wall, and the other brick wall has artwork hanging from it. Photo credit: Brainard Photo

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, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 29-30, 2017;; Main Stage @ Red Hat Amphitheater. The Infamous Stringdusters present Wide Open Jam; Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn; Hot Rize; The Travelin' McCourys; The O'Connor Band feat Mark O'Connor; Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Balsam Range; Lonesome River Band; Sierra Hull; Sister Sadie; Flatt Lonesome, Bluegrass 45; more TBA. Tix:

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