Asheville, NC – 89th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. The nation’s longest running folk festival. The 89th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. Thursday through
Saturday, August 4, 5 & 6, 2016, with a different show each night. 7:00 p.m. nightly at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, NC. Tentative line-up at http://folkheritage.org/ mdffperformerslist.htm. Tickets on sale now at the Diana Wortham Theatre box office. Regular $22; Children 12 and under $12; Groups of 10 or more $17; Three- night package: Adults $55.50, Children (12 & under) $24. (828) 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. Info: www.folkheritage.org.
Asheville’s Folk Heritage Committee would like to thank the following corporate sponsors of the 2016 Shindig on the Green & Mountain Dance and Folk Festival: Able Rent-A-Jon & Waste Services; Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn; Asheville Music School; Brian C. Hunter, CPA, P.A.; Brixx Wood Fired Pizza; CWS – Consolidated Waste Services; Foot Rx Running; Fox Dental Associates; Greybeard Realty; Jim Barkley Toyota; Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill; Luella’s Bar-B-Que; Mast General Store; Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty; Pack’s Tavern; Paramount Kia Asheville; Parsec Financial; PNC Bank; Richard Hurley Music; Skyland Auto Group; Timothy E. Gillespie, DMD, FAGD; Togar Rugs; Town Hardware & General Store; Wild Wing Cafe; and William Hansen.
The 89th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk and Festival, a ticketed event at Diana Wortham
Theatre in downtown Asheville with a different show each night, takes place at 7:00 p.m. nightly, Thursday through Saturday, August 4, 5 & 6, 2016. The sister event to Shindig on the Green, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival was founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928. The nation’s longest running folk festival, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcases the best of the region’s mountain musicians and dancers during its three evenings of indoor performances.
The non-profit, all-volunteer Folk Heritage CommitteeTM’s mission is to preserve and present the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains to audiences from throughout the region and world, for entertainment and education, by producing the annual Shindig on the GreenTM and the Mountain Dance and Folk FestivalTM events.
For more info about the 50th Season of Shindig on the Green or the 89th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, visit www.folkheritage.org or call Brian Carter: 828-335-1263.