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It’s Time for the Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival!

July 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Asheville Mountain Dance Folk Festival 2015The 88th annual Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is right around the corner, scheduled for August 6th through the 8th, 2015!

Asheville’s Shindig On The Green, currently filling the air with the sweet sounds of Southern Appalachian mountain music, Saturday nights from June to September, is but an offshoot of the great-grandaddy of them all, the Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.

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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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Shindig on the Green

June 22nd, 2013 by Katie Pate

Do something different this Saturday night – come to Asheville’s Shindig on the Green! Taking place every Saturday night of the summer, starting next week on June 29 and running through August, this gathering of local and visiting musicians is not-to-be-missed.

Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join in the good times at the new Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. The Shindig on the Green features a stage show and informal jam sessions around Pack Square Park. Locals and visitors alike come together downtown around sunset (or 7:00 p.m. for those who need more details) and play until 10:00 p.m.
Concessions are available. Enjoy beautiful music and dance traditions from the Southern Appalachia during a lovely summer evening in the mountains! This is a great free event.
Some of the musicians, artists and musical styles you can expect to hear at the Shindig:

See characters like this at Shindig on the Green!

See characters like this at Shindig on the Green in Asheville

  • Stoney Creek Boys (A long-standing house band for the Shindig)
  • Bluegrass & Old Time String Bands
  • Big Circle Mountain dancers
  • Clog Dancers
  • Smooth Dancers
  • Ballad Singers
  • Storytellers

More about the Shindig on the Green

The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and its sister event, the Mountain Dance & Folk Festival. Their mission is to preserve the tradition of music, dance and storytelling in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green usually attracts between 3000 and 5000 participants each Saturday – for free – throughout the summer. While this event is of course popular with locals, visitors from all over the state and the nation come to play music, listen to stories and watch dancing in beautiful Asheville.

Lodging for Summer Travels in Asheville

We hope when planning your trip to Asheville this summer, or whenever you visit our city, you consider staying at the North Lodge on Oakland Bed and Breakfast.