Folkmoot reschedules events through mid-May amid COVID-19 concerns
After input from local public health officials and with state and federal guidelines and restrictions in mind, the Folkmoot Board of Directors has postponed events planned for the remainder of March, all of April and the first part of May. An event list is included below.
Many of these events will be rescheduled for later in the year, as circumstances allow.
Late May events and all June events remain on schedule, but should be considered “tentative”. Folkmoot’s signature international festival, set for July 18-26, remains on schedule, although alternate plans could be developed. We will release more information as it becomes available.
All events through July, including the 37th annual International Festival, have been cancelled or postponed. Click here for more.
Folkmoot will provide periodic updates on our planning efforts and remain hopeful that the festival will provide all of us with an opportunity to celebrate the importance of cross cultural community gatherings in a safe environment.
As always, Folkmoot strives to make decisions with these factors in mind: community health, the organization’s economic impact on the community and our performers, and the safety and security of our staff and volunteers.
Great Balsam Songwriters in the Round Series
April 4: Irene Kelley, Scott Miller and Tim Stafford
May 16: Malcolm Holcombe, RB Morris, and Ed Snodderly
Cultural Crash Courses
March 18: Chris Cooper: “Election 2020”
April 15: Ingrid Bego: “Let me hear you say #MeToo: Victories and Challenges”
May 20: Mark Holliday: “Artificial Intelligence, Past, Present and Future”
March 27: Hawaii – Puerto Rican Friendship Dinner
April 9: German Friendship Dinner
May 22: Affrilachian Friendship Dinner
April 17: “Hey Ranger!” Protecting Mountain Resources: Safeguarding Natural Beauty, Supporting Regional Tourism
May 9,10: Mootenanny: Mountain Heritage and Music at Maggie Valley Fairgrounds (Rescheduled for Oct. 10, 11)
April 11: Country Soul Entertainment
May 3: Katie Deal: Real Deal Country
May 23: Country Soul Entertainment
March 26: Shining Rock Academy School Dance
March 26: Climate Change Coalition Meeting
May 8-10: Carolina Readiness Heritage Life Skills
May 15-18: International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts
Folkmoot’s expanded programming initiatives have been made possible by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and Evergreen Packaging.
Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community. The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located in the Historic Hazelwood School at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. Staff can be reached by phone at (828) 452-2997 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.