Events

May
30
Thu
Cold Mountain Festival Kickoff with Grizzly Goat @ Folkmoot Center | Historic Hazelwood School
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan and The Smoky Mountain News are excited to announce the official kickoff for the Cold Mountain Music Festival in partnership with Folkmoot, presenting Americana-indie act Grizzly Goat at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the Queen Auditorium in Waynesville. Doors open at ——-, with available beer, wine and food truck fare onsite.

Up-and-coming on the Americana scene, Grizzly Goat was formed in Utah and is now based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Their music is, as the band’s name suggests, undomesticated. Grizzly’s blend of folk-rock spans the entire breadth of the Americana genre; from soft and sincere campfire ballads to rocking electric harmonica solos on top of pounding drums and flailing banjo. Hardworking and tireless, they’ve brought their rootsy compositions from coast to coast in their white passenger van.

“The band’s music speaks to those who find solace in the woods, find awe in the great expanse of the desert, who can hear the mountains calling to them.”
Tahoe on Stage, Reno, NV

“Grizzly Goat has combined seemingly disparate influences into their own take on Americana.”
KSL, Salt Lake City, UT

Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (828) 452-2997 or by clicking the ticket link above. Limited seating is available. Parking is encouraged behind the Folkmoot Center for year-round events. Ticket sales support Folkmoot programs that sustain cultural arts for youth & families in Western North Carolina.

Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, VisitNCSmokies.com and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

Jun
23
Sun
Darren Nicholson Band @ Folkmoot Friendship Center | Historic Hazelwood School
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Darren Nicholson (Darren Nicholson Music) is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of 5 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the Year (2011), and Album of the Year (2006). He has appeared countless times on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry, at the Ryman Auditorium, CMT, GAC and many of the world’s most famous venues and networks. Currently, he records and tours as a full-time, founding member of Balsam Range with all sorts of collaborative efforts each year.

Jul
18
Thu
Folkmoot 2019 – Gala Under the Stars @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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The Folkmoot Gala is the kickoff celebration of the summer festival and is our annual fundraiser supported by the Friends of Folkmoot, sponsors and their guests. The Gala is held outdoors under the big tent in the field adjacent to the Friendship Center and in the Queen Auditorium. Friends will enjoy specialty foods and beverages while cultural performers take the stage for their first appearance at the festival. 

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features special events, parades andworkshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries along with local Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Gala tickets are available by calling, 828-452-2997 or visiting the Folkmoot box office, 112 Virginia Avenue, Waynesville, NC.  |  Doors open 5:30 pm with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The show begins at 7pm. The After Party starts at 10 pm and is held in the Queen Auditorium  |  For more information contact the ticket office at 828-452-2997, x101.

See more information about becoming a Friend of Folkmoot.

Folkmoot Membership Levels:

Century Club, $1,000 – (8) tickets

Gala Hosts, $500 – (6) tickets

Folkmoot Supporter, $300 – (4) tickets

Friend’s of Folkmoot, $175 – (2) tickets

Friends of Folkmoot can exchange gala tickets for year-round events by request. Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office at 828-452-2997 or email laura@folkmoot.org.

Jul
19
Fri
Folkmoot 2019 – Camp Folkmoot Hands Around the Globe @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Folkmoot USA is bringing back “Camp Folkmoot” for 2019 — a one-day dance camp for kids and teens between 3rd and 12th grades. The camp will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Hazelwood. The cost is $30 for students and $10 for parents.

The camp is open to dancers of all abilities who are inspired by dance and cultural arts. Participants will learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation for the similarities and differences between cultures and hear captivating stories behind the dances of each international cultural group. 

The day includes dance instruction, “make-and-take” cultural crafts, lantern making for Folkmoot After Dark and culminates in a short performance with the groups and community participants.

Families and youth groups are encouraged to register. Snacks, lunch, and drinks will be provided. Discounts are available to groups of four or more if registered together  |  For more information, contact Elizabeth Burson at elizabeth@folkmoot.org. Register at Folkmoot.org or by calling 452-2997.

Sponsored by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performances, special events, parades and workshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries alongside Cherokee and Appalachian performers. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Folkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Join Folkmoot for an afternoon matinee at Queen Auditorium. Festival matinees include all international cultural groups and offer opportunities for interaction with performers. Without exception, the auditorium is the most intimate performance space of the festival.

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features special events, parades and workshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries alongside Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from eight nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival, July 18-28. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please visit VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Grand Opening Extravaganza @ Stuart Auditorium
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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On the first Friday of the Festival, more than 200 dancers and musicians from around the globe will share their folk dance traditions at Folkmoot’s Grand Opening performance at Lake Junaluska’s Stuart Auditorium. The Opening performance features a welcoming regional choir, a presentation of flags, eight enthusiastic dance presentations and is always full of international goodwill. All international groups perform at the Opening alongside dancers and musicians representing Cherokee and Appalachian cultures.

Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information 

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at the 35th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.comwww.lakejunaluska.com/accommodations or call, 1-800-222-4930.

Jul
20
Sat
Folkmoot 2019 – Parade of Nations @ Haywood County Courthouse
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Join Folkmoot in a 36 year tradition and “meet the world” on Main Street. All international groups plus local groups will be in attendance.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures. Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Many Cultures Day @ Folkmoot Friendship Center
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Celebrate Many Cultures Day after the Parade of Nations in Downtown Waynesville!

Many Cultures Day is an outdoor event held on the first Saturday of the Folkmoot festival in the greenspace on Virginia Avenue. Featuring interactive activities for youth and the young at heart, Many Cultures Day features 30-vendors, hands-on activities hosted by community groups, ethnic food trucks, international performers, community dance lessons, a youth performance stage with local youth musicians and a Cherokee stickball game demonstration at 2pm. The cost of this outdoor festival is $5 for individuals over 5 years old.

Tickets available through the box office, 828-452-2997, or the day of the event  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount; call 828-452-2997 for more information  |  Family rates available: $20, No more than two adults and 2+ more children. Available through the Box Office, 828-452-2997, or the day of the event only  

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 10 nations around the globe will perform at 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

 

Folkmoot 2019 – Haywood Community College @ Haywood Community College
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Experience the wonder of folk dance, world music, colorful costumes and international culture in this all group performance at Haywood Community College.

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features special events, parades and workshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries along with local Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Learn more by calling the Folkmoot Ticket Office, 828-452-2997  |  Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount, call 828-452-2997 for more information  

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 9 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.

For lodging, please contact: VisitNCSmokies.com

Jul
21
Sun
Folkmoot 2019 – Hickory International @ SALT Block Auditorium
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Join Folkmoot in Hickory at the Salt Block Auditorium on Sunday, July 21st!

Folkmoot dancers and musicians will travel to Hickory for an afternoon performance on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from2pm – 4pm. Tickets are only $10 for adults. Youth between 13-18 years of age, $5 and 12 years of age and under are free.

Folkmoot is a two-week celebration of world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features special events, parades andworkshops with over 200 dancers and musicians from 7 to 9 countries along with local Cherokee and Appalachian performers. Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music.

Folkmoot, a word meaning “meeting of the people,” provides communities all over Western North Carolina the opportunity to build a deeper sense of connection, mutual respect and shared purpose by experiencing other cultures.  Dancers from 9 nations around the globe will perform at the 36th edition of Folkmoot Festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains. Click for information on visiting countries.