Folkmoot and Blue Ridge Big Band team up for Dancing through the Decades event

In partnership with the Blue Ridge Big Band, Folkmoot will host    Dancing through the Decades, a live big band music and dance experience, on April 29, 2017 at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville from 7:00pm - 9:30pm. The…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sean Gaskell will perform for Folkmoot Fundraiser

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played…

Folkmoot Honors Ed Broadwell

At the quarterly Home Trust Haywood County Community board meeting in Waynesville, retired Home Trust Chairman and CEO Ed Broadwell was honored as an emeritus director for North Carolina's International Folk Festival. "Folkmoot's board…