For the second year, Balsam Range opens its December Art of Music Festival with a Waynesville kickoff at the Queen Auditorium/Folkmoot Center, located at the Historic Hazelwood School. Members of Balsam Range – and perhaps a special guest or two – will launch the weekend festival with a performance in the school’s renovated auditorium on … Read moreBalsam Range Art of Music Festival Kickoff at Folkmoot
Meet and greet at Queen Auditorium Each year’s Folkmoot Legacy Festival begins with a meet and greet and Gala Under the Stars for Folkmoot donors. The weather was perfect in 2019, and guests were treated to food, drink and performances from participating groups and the Blue Ridge Big Band. Below is a gallery of selected … Read moreFolkmoot 2019: Gala Under the Stars Gallery
Around the Folkmoot Center: Curtain Call! It’s an exciting day for we theatrical types at Folkmoot, as Nat Neal of The Superior Finish begins the installation of our new stage curtains, provided through a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area! #shoplocal #queenauditorium #haywoodcountylisteningrom #haywoodcountymusic #folkmootlivemusic #oldhazelwoodschool #folkmootusa #folkmoot #shareculture #folkmootfamily #manyculturesonecommunity #folkmoot2019 #haywood #haywoodcountync #haynow#828isgreat #waynesvillenc
On July 26, the Folkmoot crew, the town of Canton, the BearWaters Brewing staff and many other brewers from around the region will gather in Canton’s Sorrells Park for the inaugural Folkmalt Fair. They’ll be joined by musicians and dancers from Colombia, Romania, Egypt and more! None more important than the two acts on the … Read moreFolkmalt Music Lineup Promises to Move Rear-Ends
Kecskemét Folk Dance Ensemble from Hungary National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt Corporacion Cultural Danza Arte y Tradicion DANZAT from Colombia Martisorul from Romania Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Platinum Knights Junkanoo from the Bahamas Folkmoot’s eleven-day summer festival is only weeks away. Welcoming five international groups, alongside Appalachian, Cherokee and other American ethnic cultural … Read moreFolkmoot announces 2019 Visiting Group Lineup
As many people now know, “Folkmoot” means “meeting of the people.” The Folkmoot Festival provides communities throughout western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection and respect with people from around the world while celebrating cultural arts. An important aspect of the Festival is its engagement of youth and families in … Read moreFolkmoot Presents: Camp Folkmoot 2019 “Hands around the Globe”
A perennial favorite of Western North Carolina music lovers, Balsam Range member Darren Nicholson (Darren Nicholson Music) – and his band – hosted a concert and an open jam last night at Folkmoot Center | Queen Auditorium. We had a great turnout, a greater time, and we look forward to hosting Darren and the boys … Read moreA Special Night with the Darren Nicholson Band
The pencils are out! Planning is coming right along for Mootenanny! 2019, our afternoon of barbeque, bear dogs and Americana music on Sunday, July 21 in greater Hazelwood, NC. Bob Plott (Bob Plott – Author, Writer & Historian) has organized a fine heritage lineup including: William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree (heritage music, heirloom seeds and more), Renea Winchester (medicinal herbs, mountain medicine), Brian … Read moreOur Mootenanny pencils are out!
2019 Festival Choir to Perform at Festival’s Grand Opening Registration is now open to all singers, age 12 and up, to participate in the Folkmoot Festival Choir. This group of community singers will be an integral part of the opening ceremonies at Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska on July 19. “The mission of this project is … Read moreCalling All Singers!
24 events in 11 days – July 18-28, 2019: international folk dance performances, live music, parades, craft beer, food trucks and artisan vendors The 2019 Folkmoot International Festival is an eleven-day event, July 18 – 28, based in Haywood County and held in mountain towns throughout Western North Carolina. The festival features folk dance troupes … Read moreFolkmoot Announces its 36th Annual Festival Schedule
A big thanks to the folks at Lake Logan Conference Center and their 3rd Annual Cold Mountain Music Festival for the opportunity to collaborate this year! Folkmoot Center | Queen Auditorium hosted the festival kickoff with a show by americana act Grizzly Goat last Thursday, and our staff had the chance to both pitch in and kick back during the weekend … Read moreGrizzly Goats and a fantastic festival!