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Curtis Elleer's American Circus

A Banjos & Beer Benefit

In 2015, Hiroshima, Japan native Hiroshi Arakawa moved to Raleigh, NC to study English and learn bluegrass. A lifelong fan of the genre, he soon gained a following as a top notch string player. Unfortunately, 2 months ago a car crash took the life of his girlfriend and left him hospitalized and comatose. Having since woken, Arakawa is still… Read More ›

Sam Bush

ArtsCenter Concerts Schedule is Filled with IBMA Award Final Nominees!

Musicians scheduled to appear in concert at The ArtsCenter during the next ten months garnered ten nominations in the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards announced on August 14, according to ArtsCenter Executive Director Art Menius. Menius served as the original executive director of IBMA from November 1985 through the end of 1990. He received from… Read More ›

Larry Nixon

Raleigh’s 94.7 WQDR FM & Larry Nixon Nominated for Bluegrass Awards

Raleigh’s own 94.7 WQDR, which bills itself as “Today’s Best Country,” received a nod from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year. That recognition is thanks in no small part to the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show, which has been on the air for almost 22 years sharing old and new bluegrass music with an estimated 85,000 listeners per week. Larry Nixon, one of the co-hosts of the program, also received recognition from SPBGMA with a nomination for Bluegrass DJ of the Year. Winners will be announced in early February at the SPBGMA’s 28th Annual National Convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

Mountain Heart

Tony Rice Teams Up with Mountain Heart for Raleigh Concert

Two native North Carolinians perform in Raleigh with one of the most revered bluegrass guitar players in the world. Jason Moore (from Ruffin, N.C.) and Aaron Ramsey (from Morganton, N.C.) are members of the award winning group Mountain Heart, the band that will perform alongside guitar legend Tony Rice during a special concert at NC… Read More ›

The Chieftains

2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series features Doc Watson, The Chieftains, Jake Shimabukuro and more

PineCone’s 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series highlights musical traditions from around the world that have become a part of North Carolina’s own musical heritage. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 2 to PineCone members and Aug. 9 to the general public.

Marvelous Music Series presents The Hunt Family | Nov 7

What do you get when you cross World Randked Step Dancing with Champion Fiddling and a family of nine?

PineCone & NCSU Center Stage Team Up to Bring Next Generation Roots Music to Raleigh | Oct 29

LOCATION:  Stewart Theater, NCSU, Raleigh DATE/TIME:  Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.  8 p.m.,  6:45 p.m. pre-show discussion TICKETS: 919-515-1100 or visit PRICE:  $23-$19 PineCone members; $28-$24 public EVENT SPONSORS: PineCone – the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc., NCSU Center Stage INFORMATION:; Drawing from the worlds of acoustic, folk, country and bluegrass,… Read More ›

The Grass Cats — June 7

Free bluegrass concert by The Grass Cats at Wake Forest’s Holding Park on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m.

David Holt & the Lightning Bolts — June 6

LOCATION: Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St ( DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2009; 8 p.m. TICKETS: Holly Springs Box Office 919-567-4000; PRICE: $14 PineCone members, $16 public EVENT SPONSORS: PineCone – the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.; Town of Holly Springs INFORMATION: Grammy award winning musician David Holt and his… Read More ›