May Day at Folkmoot: Western Carolina dance, Scottish music, Mexican food and much more will be part of the line-up! It’s all on tap Saturday, May 2, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School) when Folkmoot USA celebrates May Day and delivers to our community the new vision for a … Read moreMay Day at Folkmoot – Dance, Music, Food!
Join your friends and neighbors – Saturday, May 2 – to Celebrate May Day with Folkmoot USA’s renewed vision and mission of a globally-connected community through cultural exchange! Much of Western Carolina is expected to be on hand at the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Avenue (the historic Hazelwood School), to dance, sing, play music, … Read moreCelebrate May Day! And Folkmoot USA! May 2!
The Campaign for Folkmoot, which began quietly in 2015, is raising $1.2 million for Folkmoot Friendship Center as well as year-round programs and the ever-popular summer festival, Folkmoot USA! Think you know Folkmoot? You haven’t seen anything yet! With a campaign team lead by Joe Sam Queen, the effort is leading the way to a bright, new … Read moreThe Campaign for Folkmoot – future is here!
Having served as Executive Director of Folkmoot USA for six years, Karen Babcock is leaving on February 27 to become General Manager of Biltmore Industries. The Folkmoot Board of Directors has secured Angeline Schwab as the interim Executive Director and will consider formally appointing Schwab as the Executive Director at its March meeting. Schwab has … Read moreKaren Babcock dancing on to new worlds!
The Town of Waynesville handed Folkmoot a $20,000 show of support Feb. 10 when city leaders enthusiastically endorsed Folkmoot’s vision for the future as a year-round contributor to the culture, education & economy of Haywood County and Western North Carolina. Waynesville’s governing board voted unanimously to grant Folkmoot its full $25,000 allocation. “It’s good that … Read moreWaynesville completes $25K grant to Folkmoot!
A workshop performance is one of collaboration in which the audience gets to participate at different points and join in! It has a much less formal vibe. You don’t *have* to join in…you just can if you choose! And oftentimes, you get to see the groups collaborate as well! What workshop performances do we have … Read moreSo what the heck is a workshop performance anyway? Well…
We appreciate all our donors…did you know you could become an official “Friend of Folkmoot” at several possible giving levels? The first level starts at $35. With our new website, it’s so easy to sign up online too & pay through Paypal. What’s in it for you? Great question – well, all Friends receive periodic … Read moreBecome a “special friend” of Folkmoot! 🙂
Now that the festival has started, we wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of our sponsors – Evergreen Packaging, HomeTrust Bank, Champion Credit Union, Pepsi, HVO, United Community Bank, Old Town Bank, CIOFF, the Town of Waynesville, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority, Art Works, City Bakery, … Read moreFolkmoot USA loves our sponsors!
We are so excited! We can’t wait for tonight’s Grand Opening at the Stompin’ Ground in Maggie Valley! 7:30 pm…all groups, with special guests Jonathan Creek Cloggers and Stuart Brothers!!! Buy tickets here, downtown at the TDA Visitor’s Center until 4PM today, at the Folkmoot Friendship Center ticket office during business hours, or at the … Read moreTONIGHT! Folkmoot USA 2014 is here!
We love all of our fellow WNC nonprofits! We’ll tell you more about this post-festival, but we reached out to even more WNC nonprofits this year to offer them tickets to support their individual missions. We look forward to sharing some of their experiences here on our news blog! Another way we show support? Sharing … Read moreSharing the nonprofit love!
We did an economic impact study last year! We really enjoy bringing so many amazing musicians and dancers to our beautiful area of western North Carolina, along with showcasing local Appalachian arts and talent. An added bonus from the performance traffic we bring to the area is our 9.2 million dollars in economic impact for … Read more$9,200,000 in economic impact!
Part 3 of the Folkmoot/Visit NC Smokies blog series is up! Want know more about being an international performer? Did you miss either of the first two about being a local performer or being a guide? Check them out! Special thanks to blog authors Lynda Hoekstra, Kim Ross-Woody, and Chase Smith and much appreciation to … Read moreVisit NC Smokies Blog Post Series – Part 3 is up!