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92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ®
August 1 - August 3$5 – $25
The 92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ® comes to Lipinsky Auditorium with three different shows, each at 6:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, August 1-3, featuring traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers. These are ticketed performances.
General admission tickets are $25 at the door; $10 for students; $5 for children age 6-12. Advance tickets are available online here, with a three-night package for $50, and advance single-night tickets for $20 ($25 at the door). Groups of 10 or more, $15 per ticket.
To celebrate the festival’s presence on campus, UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library Special Collections is hosting a special exhibit featuring photos and materials from the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Collection at UNC Asheville as well as materials from the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection at Mars Hill University. The exhibition, on the library’s third floor, is open during regular library hours (which includes Aug. 1 and 2 but not Saturday, Aug. 3) through Aug. 31.
The 92nd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk and Festival ®, is produced by the Folk Heritage Committee, located in Asheville. Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the festival is the nation’s longest continually running folk festival and is the sister event to Shindig on the Green ® which takes places Saturday nights on Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville July 6-Aug. 31.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ® showcases the best of the region’s mountain musicians and dancers during its three evenings of indoor performances. Net proceeds from this event are dedicated to partial support for the eight Shindig on the Green® evenings presented through the summer. The non-profit, all-volunteer Folk Heritage Committee’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 Green ® and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ® events.
For more info, visit the Folk Heritage Committee website or call Brian Carter: 828.335.1263.