Entries by Folkmoot USA

Luck O’the Irish Raffle

Come celebrate Saint Patricks Day with Folkmoot on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Bearwaters Brewery in Canton at 7:00pm. Between now and the event, Folkmoot friends will sell 500 tickets at $20 each for a chance to win $1,000. Proceeds benefit Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives including the Southern Storytellers Series, Nashville Songwriters’ Nights, Friendship Dinners […]

Nashville Songwriters in the Round Series

Songwriters in the Round opens at the Folkmoot Center on Saturday, Febraury 16, 2019. Begun in Balsam in 1996 and modeled after similar performances at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, the Great Balsam Nashville Songwriters in the Round Series, now hosted at the Folkmoot Center at Historic Hazelwood School, presents signature in-the-round shows featuring Nashville area songwriters […]

Lunar New Year at Folkmoot

What:              Lunar New Year Friendship Dinner, part of our Friendship Dinner Series When:             February 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm Where:            Folkmoot Friendship Center, Waynesville Tickets:          Adults: $18     Students: $10 at 828.452.2997 or online: Folkmoot.org *** Join Folkmoot for a Friendship Dinner celebrating the Lunar New Year on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:00 […]

Scottish Friendship Dinner

Join Folkmoot for a Scottish Friendship Dinner and presentation on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Enjoy a traditional Scottish meal of sauteed cabbage, parsley potatoes, highland chicken with whiskey and cream sauce with […]

See you in the New Year!

Dear Friends of Folkmoot,Folkmoot will be closed from December 23rd through January 1, 2019 for the Christmas and New Years holidays to spend time with our loved ones.Please feel free to leave a telephone message on the mainline, 828-452-2997 and we will get back to you at the first of the year or if you need […]

Materials left over from campus demolition, renovation projects are finding new uses

Written by: Marlon Morgan, Communications and Public Relations Staff at Western Carolina University Ever wonder what happens to all of the materials from the buildings that have been recently torn down or renovated on Western Carolina University’s Cullowhee campus? Thanks to the university’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Management, nearly all of the materials, from light fixtures […]

Haywood County songwriters kick off ‘Art of Music’ festival in Waynesville

It all starts with a song! And there’s no better way to open the Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival than to gather some of Americana’s most impactful and influential songwriters for a special night of music, fellowship and fun in the historic Hazelwood School.   Join Milan Miller, John Wiggins, Mark Bumgarner and Aaron […]

Southern Storytellers Series Continues at Folkmoot

In the final fall 2018 installment of the Southern Supper Series, Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books, Haywood County Public Library and Smoky Mountain News will welcome Affrilachian author and artist, Ann Miller Woodford on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 6:00pm at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Ann Miller Woodford will share her research, photographs and […]


It’s a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space – it’s the Folkmoot Center.

It’s a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space – it’s the Folkmoot Center. And it’s open for business – your event business The Folkmoot Center is literally – or was for many years – a school house and today as Folkmoot Center it’s reborn as a 40,000-square-foot multi-faceted facility […]


Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress

Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress later this week and will join hundreds of others from many of the world’s folklore, folkdance and folk arts festivals. CIOFF – the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts – is the global governing body for festivals like Folkmoot and provides incalculable assistance […]


It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening

It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening with legendary Haywood County artists Buddy Melton & Milan Miller. Two of Haywood County’s favorite sons, awarding winning vocalist and musician for the world-renowned Balsam Range band, Buddy Melton, teamed up with his favorite writing partner, award-winning and world-renown singer and writer, Milan Miller, to entertain and educate with […]