Down Home Concerts

PineCone's Down Home Concerts celebrate how music crosses cultures and borders while also acknowledging North Carolina's unique cultural heritage.

These concerts showcase artists from around the state, nation, and globe whose music finds connection and expression here. Since 2005, PineCone has been a resident company at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, alongside the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, and North Carolina Theatre. Down Home Concerts primarily take place in Fletcher Theater (600 seats), and we occasionally utilize Meymandi Concert Hall (1600 seats) and Memorial Auditorium (2200 seats).


Down Home Concerts On-Sale

Tickets for PineCone's 2018 Down Home Concerts go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online via, in person at the Duke Energy Center box office (2 E South St, Raleigh), or by calling PineCone's Box Office (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.): 919-664-8302. PineCone charges a flat, $5.36 per-order handling fee - no per ticket fees! Learn more about PineCone's ticket policies

Fletcher Theater at the end of a PineCone Down Home Concert with the Duhks - the band is seen on stage from behind, lit by stage lights; house lights are still dark; in the background, the audience gives them a standing ovation.

Old Crow Medicine Show performing "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde"

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing their newest album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, in its entirety, for one night only in Raleigh! The night will feature two sets by the band with an intermission and encores. Last year, in celebration of 50 years since the release of Dylan's iconic 1966 double LP Blonde on Blonde, Old Crow covered the album in its entirety for a performance at the CMA Theater, located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

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Old Crow Medicine Show performing Blonde on Blonde graphic - illustration of man from nose up, evoking the original "Blonde on Blonde cover," with hair transforming into flying crows looking up the album cover. Text: Old Crow Medicine Show performing Blonde on Blonde

Songs from the Road Band

Songs from the Road Band is a supergroup featuring a rotating cast of musicians who all perform with other ensembles and projects throughout the U.S. This may be your only chance to see them share the stage in this configuration - Charles R Humphrey III (Steep Canyon Rangers, bass), Sam Wharton (guitar), Phil Barker (Town Mountain, guitar), Mark Schimick (Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, mandolin), Sam Guthridge (banjo), Tommy Maher (Fireside Collective, dobro), James Schlender (fiddle) (subject to change). They'll have a new CD with them at this concert, too!

Songs from the Road Band: 9 men with light skin in a variety of outfits stand together in front of a colorful wall.

Tim O'Brien and The Banjo Tramps, featuring Jan Fabricius, JD Hutchinson, & Old Man Luedecke

For this special concert, Tim O’Brien performs with Jan Fabricius, JD Hutchinson, and Old Man Luedecke, three artists O’Brien has been collaborating with individually for several years. Collectively, they refer to themselves as "The Banjo Tramps."

Tim O'Brien playing mandolin; he's wearing glasses and a plaid flannel shirt; he has light skin and sandy brown hair.

The Wailin' Jennys

By popular demand, PineCone favorites The Wailin’ Jennys are coming back to Raleigh, and they’ll have a new album in tow! Fifteen, the band’s first new release in five years, is slated for a fall 2017 release and celebrates the band’s 15 years together. Known to millions from their frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, members Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse will be on a nationwide tour in support of the new release.

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The Wailin' Jennys: All 3 women have light skin and straight brown hair; one wears a black dress, one wears a black and white patterned dress, and one wears a black shirt and jeans.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Blues artist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has WOWED the crowds in Raleigh and beyond with his humor and storytelling. From the streets of the Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest to the intimacy of Fletcher Theater, his performances are memorable and mesmerizing. This coming year, he’ll perform a full evening concert as part of the Down Home Series! Paxton is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who transforms traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country music into the here and now. He is still in his 20s, and he is often described as a young man with an old soul.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton playing banjo beside a tree. He is wearing a hat, a jacket and button-down shirt, and he has brown skin and a bright smile.

Molly Tuttle

Influenced by the songwriting styles of Gillian Welch and Bob Dylan, Molly Tuttle is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice. She will be joined for this concert by an ensemble of equally talented musicians who back her up and support her unique voice and original songs. Earlier this year, Tuttle made IBMA history by becoming the first woman nominated for Guitar Player of the Year. She was also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Molly Tuttle - a young woman with light skin, shoulder length brown hair, wearing a jean jacket and dark shirt, with a guitar neck to her right.

2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards Ceremony

You’re invited to be part of a celebration of North Carolina arts and creative expression at the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards Ceremony! Join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy performances by masters of the traditional arts together on one stage for the North Carolina Heritage Awards. This year’s performance and ceremony will feature awardees alongside younger generations of artists continuing these traditions in music, dance, and pottery.

2016 NC Heritage Award honorees on stage together at the end of the most recent NC Heritage Awards Ceremony in Fletcher Theater.
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