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).


Billy Strings with special guests Forlorn Strangers

Spend an evening with two great bands - Billy Strings and special guests Forlorn Strangers!

Billy Strings holds his guitar by its body near his head in his right hand, and the guitar neck points down across the right side of his body; his left arm is raised, elbow bent pointing toward the viewer, and he looks to his left.

Mountain Faith

North Carolina’s own Mountain Faith earned IBMA's 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year title in September! They have played their unique brand of music since 2000. Their fresh Appalachian take on gospel, bluegrass, folk, R&B, and pop music has earned them televised appearances on Daystar and the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent, where their cover of the song “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic helped propel them all the way to the show’s semifinal found.

Promotional photo of Mountain Faith - 6 men and 1 woman standing outside on a town sidewalk, 3 men on each side of Summer McMahan, under a sign for Eric's Fresh Fish Market.

Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, an insightful songwriter, and a singular vocalist who has been described by The New York Times as “one of acoustic music’s most promising young talents: a singer-songwriter and mandolin and banjo prodigy with the taste and poise to strike that rare balance of commercial and critical success.” Undercurrent, her fourth Sugar Hill album, is her first release since graduating with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music and relocating to New York City, and it has earned her two GRAMMYS earlier this year

Promotional photo of Sarah Jarosz; she is shown from the waist up, standing beside a door.
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