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PineCone's Lakeside Bluegrass Series featuring Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix Band


As the newest member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Mason Via is an enormously entertaining performer whose star is on the rise. The flat-picking guitar player was on the current season of American Idol. For this show in Cary, he'll be with his flaming hot "new-grass" band, Hot Trail Mix. Mason grew up going to fiddler’s conventions and music festivals around NC and VA, where he was steeped in the rich Appalachian culture that surrounds the area. Picking and singing from an early age, Mason combines soulful high lonesome singing with virtuosic instrumental prowess. Mason's lyrics are also considered by many to be the driving force behind his music, and his vocals back up the deep emotion that his lyrics possess. In 2016, he completed a Virginia Folklife Songwriting apprenticeship with his father, award-winning songwriter David Via. Mason has placed in contests and picked up ribbons at several conventions and festivals throughout Appalachia. He was named the 2019 Floydfest OTR competition runner-up and is a three-time winner of the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival's band competition.

Fronted by banjoist, singer and songwriter Gina Furtado, the Gina Furtado Project lays heavy emphasis on catchy, relatable, original material that spans the gamut from bluegrass to swing to gypsy jazz and beyond. With two IBMA nominations for Banjo Player of the Year to show for it, Gina has been quickly earning recognition as one of the most innovative banjoists on the scene today. Joining Gina is a cast of equally compelling and creative musicians: Max Johnson on bass (Molly Tuttle Band, Jacob Joliff Band, Jeff Austin Band); Drew Matulich on guitar (Billy Strings); Malia Furtado on fiddle (Director of Education at the Front Porch Music School). No Depression hails them to be “fun, energetic, riveting.”

PineCone's Lakeside Bluegrass Series will take place Sun. evenings June 6-27 and feature local and regional talent from 6-8pm. 

This series will feature reserved table seating in Gold Circle and on the Crescent Deck, all lawn seating will be general admission so please don't crowd your neighbor.



Reserved Gold Circle Tables: Located in front of the stage, 6 seat tables ($45 per table*) & 4 seat pub tables ($30 per table*).


GA Lawn: $5.00 per ticket (no lawn pods).


Reserved Crescent Deck Tables: 6 seat tables ($30 per table*) & 4 seat pub tables ($20 per table*).


*plus fees


Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

  • Gates open at 5:00PM
  • Music from 6:00-8:00PM

Due to COVID safety protocol our seating arrangement & some venue policies have changed.  Please read the information listed in the drop-down menus below to review before you come.  For the Health & Safety of all guests & staff please read carefully.

Guidance from the Governor’s office regarding outdoor venues remains the same, face masks are still required at Koka Booth Amphitheatre per this order.