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
19
Fri
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
23
Tue
Folkmoot 2019 – Colonial Theater @ Colonial Theater
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Join Folkmoot for an always memorable performance in Canton at the gorgeous Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, July 23rd!

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 seven countries alongside Cherokee and Appalachian performers.

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
24
Wed
Folkmoot 2019 – Blue Ridge C.C. – Hendersonville @ Blue Ridge Community College
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Experience the wonder of dance, music, costumes and culture at this all group performance at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall in Hendersonville, NC.  Enjoy an all group performances with over 200 international dancers and musicians.

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.

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  

For lodging, please visit: VisitNCSmokies.com

Folkmoot 2019 – Diana Wortham @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Experience the wonder of dance, music, costumes and culture at this all group, evening performance.  Enjoy an all group performance with over 200 international dancers and musicians.

Diana Wortham Box Office- 828-257-4530  

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 and brand new events will spark the 36th edition of Folkmoot festival when it convenes July 18-28 in our beloved Smoky Mountains.  Click for information on visiting dance groups.