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Thursday - Saturday
August 6, 7 & 8, 2015
Introductions at 6:50 p.m.;

Show starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly

~A different show each night!~

Join the celebration and discover the nation's longest running folk festival.


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Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the Festival showcases real mountain performers who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. Each evening is a joyful exploration of the rich culture found in the valleys and coves between the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2015 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Performance Schedule

(a/o 7/28/15. Line-up subject to change.)

Thursday, August 6: Carol Rifkin and Jerry Sutton, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Fines Creek Cloggers; Betty Smith; Buncombe Turnpike; Roger Howell and Friends; The Peg Twisters; Sons of Ralph; Don Pedi; Dance Team: Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers; Dance Team: Dixie Darlins; Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen & John Fowler; Spirit Fiddle; Dance Team: Green Valley Cloggers; Clearwater Connection; Dance Team: J. Creek Cloggers; Bryce Parham and Kathryn Brickey; Whitewater Bluegrass Company.

Friday, August 7: Laura Boosinger and Kevin Hamlin, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Folk Heritage Smooth  and Cole Mountain Smooth Dancers; Richard Hurley; Spirit Fiddle; Appalachian Consort; Joe Penland; Dance Team: Appalachian Mountaineers; Cloe Mountain Cloggers; Denise O‚ÄôSullivan; Bobby Hicks; Maggie Lauterer and Zack Allen; Dance Team: Stoney Creek Cloggers; Midnight Plowboys; Honey Holler; Dance Team: Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers; The New Broad River Band.

Saturday, August 8: Glenn Bannerman and Richard Hurley, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Mountain Tradition Cloggers; The Waymasters; Donna Ray Norton; Dance Team: Southern Appalachian Cloggers; Phil and Gaye Johnson; Crooked Pine; Dance Team: Bannerman Family and Friends; Dance Team: Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers; The Griggs; Southern Highlanders; Bobby Anderson and Blue Ridge Tradition; The Trantham Family; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers; The Ross Brothers; Spirit Fiddle; Bearwallow.


Ticket Prices: Adults $22, Children (12 & under) $12
$17 Groups of 10 or more
Package for all three nights: Adults $54, Children $24
Packages can be purchased by calling the box office at (828) 257-4530.

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