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The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

July 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalLast time around, we told you about Asheville’s 48th Annual Shindig On The Green. Now it’s time to talk about the 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, from whence Shindig On The Green sprang from.

Asheville’s 87th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd and promises to bring a host of mountain fiddlers, banjo pickers, dulcimer sweepers, cloggers, and balladeers to the area once again.

A world famous event, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival – the first folk festival! – was started in 1928 by Bascom Lamar Lunsford who wanted to share the beauty and dignity he saw in the Southern Appalachian music and dance traditions that have been handed down, generation after generation, in western North Carolina.

The 2014 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is set to take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville beginning each evening of the festival at 7pm – below is the full list of the scheduled performances.

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Things To Do in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina

April 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville, NC

The historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville, NC

We hear it all of the time: what’s there to do in downtown Asheville? The answer is: how much time have you got to hear our list?

When visiting, Asheville, there’s so much to do it can be daunting. We have a lively art community, rich history, active nightlife, thriving community, hiking trails, biking trails, museums, churches, theaters, breweries … like I said, there’s quite the list. For the moment, we’d probably be better off to just focus on some downtown Asheville highlights:

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