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News & Announcements

Recently, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 17th Annual Kennedy Center Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference announced and awarded Jamie Katz Court (Communications... Read more
After last year's successful pilot program with sighted guides at the 2016 PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival, the program is expanding in 2017, including being offered for the NC Museum of... Read more
Balsam Range and Earls of Leicester lead the nominations for 2017 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Winners will be announced at the 28th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday,... Read more


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