PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc. is dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting all forms of traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts. The organization is the force behind a lot of the music throughout the Triangle.
PineCone hosts several bluegrass jams each month. You can find these sessions, along with more of their events, on their calendar.
Here’s some of what’s coming up.
PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Riparian Provision Company
2nd Thursday of the month (scheduled through July, 2023)
7 to 9 p.m.
Riparian Provision Company
1408 S Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC
The monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam’s are “circle jam’s,” where musicians gather in a circle and play together. Tunes are played up to speed and everyone interested in playing bluegrass instruments is welcome.
Beginner’s Bluegrass Jam
3rd Monday of the month (scheduled through November, 2023)
7 to 9 p.m.
Harry’s Guitar Shop
556 Pylon Drive, Raleigh, NC
This jam is open to all musicians, not only beginners! It is a learning jam, though, to help those who are still learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam.
PineCone Bluegrass Jam
Fourth Monday of month (scheduled through November, 2023)
7 to 9 p.m.
Transfer Co. Food Hall
500 E Davie Street, Raleigh, NC
The monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam is a “circle jam,” where musicians gather in a circle and play together. Facilitated by Russell Johnson, the repertoire includes both instrumental tunes and vocal songs. Whether you’re a first-time jammer or a veteran, you’re welcome to learn the tunes and play along, or just listen and observe! However, please note that this is not a learning jam (often referred to as a “slow jam” in bluegrass circles). Nonetheless, it’s a great place to meet other musicians who share your enthusiasm for bluegrass.
Please remember – every jam is different! This jam tends to draw a big crowd, and it is open to musicians of all skill levels. Please help us make sure that newer players feel welcome! Also, big, mixed level jams can be challenging. Patience and kindness are appreciated!
The PineCone Bluegrass Jam meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Transfer Co. Food Hall in downtown Raleigh. Transfer has an outdoor patio (and patio heaters), parking, and food and drink options as well. A few chairs will be available, and you’re welcome to bring your own chair as well.
Upcoming Events in the TriangleCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Monday, September 25, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023