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Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Genre: Music (bluegrass, country/western, folk, other), Dance, Festivals


The nation’s longest running folk festival, Asheville’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival runs for three consecutive evenings each summer in early August -- showcasing an amazing repertoire of mountain performers: old-timers as well as the newest generation of bluegrass and mountain string bands, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers who share music and dance that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. Held at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, tickets go on sale each spring; more info is available at www.folkheritage.org. The Folk Heritage Committee produces the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (since 1928) and its sister event, Shindig on the Green, to support the preservation and continuation of the traditional music, dance and storytelling heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
For more information: P.O. Box 1010
Asheville, NC 28802