Folkmoot Presents: Camp Folkmoot 2019 “Hands around the Globe”

Folkmoot: Camp Folkmoot 2019

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”

Our Mootenanny pencils are out!

Folkmoot Mootenanny 2019

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!

Folkmoot Announces its 36th Annual Festival Schedule

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

Grizzly Goats and a fantastic festival!

Americana band Grizzly Goat at the Cold Mountain Music Festival kickoff at Folkmoot

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!

Bahamas | Ophie and the Webbsite | Rake’n’Scrape

The Bahamas | Ophie and Da Webbsite | Rake-n-Scrape Rake-n-scrape is the deep sound of Bahamian goombay musical tradition, a marker of Bahamian national identity, and a source of joy and community celebration. Musical ingredients for Rake-n-Scrape include accordion, scraped saw, and goatskin drum. https://youtu.be/mHWWHScr7Ok Ophie and the Webbsites, Rake ‘n’ Scrape About Ophie and … Read moreBahamas | Ophie and the Webbsite | Rake’n’Scrape

Cherokee World Games

The World Comes to the Qualla Boundary for the Cherokee World Games Welcoming five countries to the Cherokee Fairgrounds on the Qualla Boundary, the Cherokee World Games are a multi-sport cultural event hosted by Cherokee stickball teams. Featuring food trucks and Cherokee vendors. Details Traditional Cherokee stickball teams host scrimmages with international group members, participate … Read moreCherokee World Games

Folkmoot 2019 – Folkmoot After Dark

When: July 25, 2019 @ 10:00 pm – July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Where: Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786

Join Folkmoot in the Hazelwood neighborhood for Folkmoot After Dark on Thursday, July 25th! 7 pm – There are few better ways to get to know folks than over a meal, especially if that meal … Read moreFolkmoot 2019 – Folkmoot After Dark

Folkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium

When: July 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786

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 … Read moreFolkmoot 2019 – Matinee Queen Auditorium