Folkmoot Festival Events in Asheville

July 27, 2016 Asheville , Hendersonville , News Stories 2721 Views
Folkmoot Festival Events in Asheville

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Folkmoot, North Carolina’s International Folk Festival, is coming to Asheville for multiple exciting events!

The first event taking place in Asheville is on Wednesday, July 27th at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 90 Gay St, at 7;00pm. This performance features five talented international groups sharing their culture through dance, traditional costumes and music. Children/Student tickets are $5 and Adult tickets are $16. Tickets can be purchased by phone, (828) 452-2997 or online, www.folkmootusa.org.

Experience the first-ever Folkmoot Parade to be held in downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park on Friday, July 29 at 4:00pm. This will be a festive occasion that is FREE and fun for the entire family!

After the parade, at 7:00pm on July 29th, all of the international groups will join the Stuart Family Band and the Dixie Darlins for a performance at the Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC.  Tickets can be purchased through the Diana Wortham Theatre by phone (828)-257-4530 or online atwww.dwtheatre.com.

An exciting new addition to this year’s festival is an International Dance Party at the Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave. Join DJ Oso Rey and all of the international troupes for music and dance on Saturday, July 30. Doors open at 8:00pm and the dance party starts at 9:00pm. This event is for ages 16+ and tickets are $15.

Folkmoot USA, North Carolina’s International Festival, is a two-week celebration of the world’s cultural heritage through folk music and dance. Held each summer throughout the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Folkmoot features performers sharing their culture through colorful, authentic, and original reproduction costumes, lively dance, and traditional music.

The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located at 112 Virginia Avenue in Waynesville. For information about the festival call, (828) 452-2997 or emailinfo@folkmoot.org.

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