Entries by Folkmoot USA

Building Access Ramps at Folkmoot with Stephen Wenzel

by Samantha Ray Stephen Wenzel is a Eagle Scout who is building ADA access ramps at the Folkmoot center. He is 17 years old and he grew up around the festival. Here is some information about the project.   Q: What does ADA access mean? A: ADA Access is handicap accessible ramps that allow equal […]

Tickets are still available to see Lillian Chase tonight

Lillian Chase, a sixth-generation native of Western North Carolina, grew up around mountain music and developed a passion for fiddle, bluegrass and old-time style, at a very young age.  Now, at age 13, she is learning traditional ballad and square dance music and calling.  Lillian also plays classical violin and stringed bass.  Her first album, […]

Get Your Tickets Today for Whitewater Bluegrass at the Sam Love Queen Auditorium!

For over 25 years The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance.   Audience involvement is a priority for any Whitewater performance. With true Southern charm and manners, […]

The Darren Nicholson Band to Perform at Folkmoot

Join us this Saturday at Folkmoot’s Sam Love Queen Auditorium for the Darren Nicholson Band!   If you like fun, high-energy music with a groove, soaring trio singing, world-class pickin’, and great songs…this is the band for you!!   Darren Nicholson Band is a group of Appalachian musicians who have common respect for and love […]

Folkmoot Celebrates Regional Heritage, Appalachian Style

Mouth-watering pulled pork, toe-tapping bluegrass music and lots of sweet mountain hospitality awaits those who attend Folkmoot’s Appalachian Friendship Dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017.  This annual celebration of mountain food, music and culture will take place from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Dinner will be served […]

11 Nile Countries Redefine Cross-Cultural Music Collaboration

The WCU Bardo Arts Center is pleased to present, The Nile Project on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:30p.m. A collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to North Carolina for a series of musical celebrations. A cross-cultural collaboration, the Nile […]

The Nile River Project at Folkmoot

A collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 east African countries – all connected by the Nile River – to North Carolina for a series of musical celebrations. One such collaboration, between The Nile & African Identity, Discussion and Music Demonstration with Western Carolina University (WCU) will take place on March […]

In Search of Friendly, Culturally Inquisitive, Globally-Minded Guides for Folkmoot 2017

Though the work is demanding, the rewards of being a Folkmoot Festival guide are meaningful and memorable. A once-in-a-lifetime personal growth and cultural exchange experience awaits for up to 20 individuals, sought by Folkmoot USA to provide support for the 34th annual festival. Guides are ambassadors to visiting international cultural performance groups. Guides also serve […]

Vendors are needed for 2017 Folkmoot Festival

Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors.  Specifically, vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s Carnival (July 22) and the International Festival Day (July 29).   The 2017 Folkmoot Festival marks the second year for the Many Cultures Children’s Carnival, […]

Folkmoot gets grants to grow local, international programs

The Fund for Haywood County partnered with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to award a Natural and Cultural Resources grant to North Carolina’s International Folk Festival. Folkmoot was challenged to improve the decades-old festival; create a year-round plan for programming that included a detailed strategy for efficient and sustained use of the Friendship […]