On Tuesday, July 25th, the Folkmoot Festival will make its way to Canton, NC. There will be a performance by four international groups and Stuart Brothers Band, representing southern Appalachian culture, at the Colonial Theatre, 53 Park St at 7:00 p.m. The Colonial Theater is a 2 ½ story colonial style, historic movie theater built in 1932. The theater has 650 seats and has been renovated and is used for concerts, movies, plays, and more. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. This Folkmoot performance is sponsored by Evergreen Packaging.
After the performance, the international groups will parade over to the new Bearwaters Brewing Company for an after party starting at 8:30. This gives the community a chance to mingle with the international performers while enjoying drinks and delicious foods. Folkmoot is expecting a crowd, so make sure you arrive early in order to make food orders!
Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 festival dates are July 20 – 30 and each event offers unique opportunities for an entertaining cultural experience that is fun for individuals of all ages.
Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music. The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.
For tickets visit www.folkmoot.org and experience the wonder of international music and dance!