Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival this Weekend in Asheville

August 1 - 3   86th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival  The nation’s longest running folk festival. The 86th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s old-time and bluegrass musicians, mountain dance groups, cloggers, and ballad singers. 7:00 PM nightly at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville.

The event showcases performances by hundreds of the Southern Appalachians' best traditional mountain musicians and dancers. Bound by the tradition of "Along About Sundown" these gatherings continue the tradition, of the era when local folks of all ages regularly gathered at the end of the day on front porches and the like, with fiddles, banjos and guitars in hand and dancing feet at the ready.

Come celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of Western North Carolina throughout the summer at these events organized by Asheville's Folk Heritage Committee.

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