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North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

North Carolina Folk Festival

North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, NC
September 6-8, 2019

Get excited, not only are Mushpa +  Mensa going to be there, so are these artists…

History

The annual North Carolina Folk Festival carries forward the artistic excellence and folk traditions of the hugely successful 3-year residency of the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The NC Folk Fest continues the legacy of the National, celebrating the roots, richness and diversity of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts and food.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival takes place September 6-8, 2019 and features more than 300 artists on multiple stages, with continuous music and dance performances, along with a North Carolina Folklife area, children’s activities, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more. The FREE three-day festival is one of the fastest growing events in the Southeast, drawing visitors from across the country.

 

The North Carolina Folk Festival is an offshoot of The National Folk Festival which has been held in 28 communities around the country and spent three years in downtown Greensboro from 2015 through 2017.

 

Background on the National Folk Festival: An exuberant traveling festival that celebrates the diverse cultural expressions of 21st-century Americans, the National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country. In 2017, the National celebrated its 77th anniversary in Greensboro, North Carolina. Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, the Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. Some of the artists presented at the first festival are now legendary and the recordings and other documentation made possible by the National are precious. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s first performance on a desegregated stage was at the 1938 National. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. The National’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that continues after it moves on. Including Greensboro—where the Festival was in residence from 2015 through 2017—the National Folk Festival has been presented in 28 cities. Musicians and craftspeople from every state and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.” Presented to audiences free of charge over three days, National Folk Festivals have drawn audiences of 100,000 to 175,000 annually since 1987.

Oak Island Art Guild Annual Arts & Craft Festival

The Annual Oak Island Art Guild Arts & Crafts Festival will feature more than 100 artists and craft vendors who will show and sell their handmade wares. Fine art, pottery, stained glass, needlecraft, Christmas ornaments, woodcarvings, basket weaving, photography, books, posters, jewelry, toys, lawn/garden items and more will be for sale. Food vendors will be offering a variety of sandwiches, soft drinks, ices and delectables.

Art Market at the Moore Square Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for the long-awaited Grand Opening Celebration! The event will feature a plethora of activities that highlight the unique slate of programs and events planned for the Square. There will be vendors, entertainers, activities and Moore!

Artsplosure will be curating an art market and a hands on project by Kid Lab will be on display. The mainstage performances will include Raleigh Rockers, Oak City Voices, Sandbox Band, Shiloh Hill and Ellis Dyson and the Shambles. Come see all of the new features of the park and enjoy a fun day out with the family!

Mushpa + Mensa will be there!

FloydFest 19 Voyage Home

Welcome to FloydFest 19~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

Poplar Grove Food Truck Round Up

Join us on the front lawn for a Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, July 20, from 3 – 8 pm. This late afternoon event will also have a Beer & Wine Garden, and Folkstone Stringband will be playing on the front porch of the Manor House with a few sporting lawn games, so there’s plenty to do for the young and young-at-heart.Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Below is the list of 2019 Food & Concession Trucks who are participating. A select group of heritage arts vendors will be gracing the front lawn carriage pathway.  All funds generated support the feed and medical costs of our beloved equines.

Wild Goose Festival

WHAT IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?

It’s hard to sum up in a few words. We try, when we say things like: it’s a 4-day Spirit, Justice, Music and Arts Festival. But it’s so much more than that.

 
 
 

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1626It’s a place where all kinds of people come together, not only to hear great music and incredible speakers, but also to dive into lively conversations with thought leaders, writers, dreamers, artists, visionaries, social justice activists, peace-makers…the ones you’ll find on the official program, and the ones you might meet while just getting lunch or hanging out by the river. It’s also a place where you can be a spectator, but where you can be a co-creator as well. A place where we affirm the creativity in all of us, and opportunities to make art and music, to tell stories and take in stories, can be found around every corner.

It’s transformational, experiential, it’s a sing and dance and play and dream and eat and camp and meditate and talk and listen and twirl-you-around-and-shake-you-up gathering, born out of the “Wild Goose” spirit metaphor which is all about beauty, grace, and yes, unpredictability. We also take inspiration from events such as, GreenbeltBurning ManLightning In a Bottle and SXSW.©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1850

It is a place where all are welcome. Seriously, ALL. Because we are rooted in a progressive Christian tradition, we welcome you, whatever your age, race, culture, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religious tradition, disabilities, different abilities, whether you have money or not, whether you have a degree or not, whether you have a strong faith or no faith, or perhaps a billion questions about faith, whether you have a home or not, whether you’re an extrovert or introvert, everyone is welcome here. Even eye-rolling teenagers. And rambunctious little kids. Rambunctiousness is, in fact, encouraged. We welcome all to come and seek the common good together.

WHAT ARE WILD GOOSE EVENTS LIKE?

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-2051Like at many music festivals, there will be stages where you can hear amazing musicians. Of nearly every musical genre. Big names. As well as new and emerging artists. And unlike most music festivals, you will also be able to see, hear, and interact with provocative, courageous and inspiring speakers.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the weekend you’ll also have the opportunity to hang out with some of today’s most creative and thought-provoking authors, artists, peace and justice activists and status-quo disrupters. We intentionally make space for interaction that takes apart the usual class and social barriers, that takes down the walls that separate us, that takes speakers and “experts” off the raised platforms, because we believe we can all learn from and inspire each other.

And unlike other festivals, it doesn’t necessarily end after the last event of the weekend. Because most people leave changed in some way, inspired to do more to make the world better. Ultimately, for many of those who’ve attended Wild Goose in the past, they’ve left agreeing with Nadia Bolz-Weber and others who have said, “It’s not just a festival…it’s a movement.”©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-1531

Author Brian McLaren sums it up this way:
“At Wild Goose, people flock together to celebrate a way of life rooted in faith, justice, creativity, and beauty. It’s like a family reunion where you meet relatives you never knew you had. It’s a wild and wonderful convergence of stimulating conversations, campfires, music, kids, art, lawn chairs, prayer, fun, dance, frisbees, tents, food, sunshine, rain, laughter, and fresh air. There’s nothing like it, and I look forward to it as one of the best weeks of my year.”

©Creatista2013-ScottGriesselWildGoose13-2305We hope you’ll join us.
July 11-14, 2019 in Hot Springs, NC
TICKETS

Romp Fest 2019

Romp Fest 2019

Hosted by the Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame

Celebrating its 16th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park. Headlining the initial lineup release are Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty Loveless.  Also appearing are bluegrass/folk-rock favorites Trampled by Turtles and Americana music icon, Steve Earle & The Dukes.  Rounding out the initial release are Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Wood Brothers, Billy Strings, the Jeff Austin Band along with The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball, and Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.  More artists to be announced soon.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.

About the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum:

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience. 

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

AthFest Music and Arts Festival

A 3-day Festival Supporting Music and Arts Education

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival brings the best local and regional musicians and visual artists together in Downtown Athens, Ga. By incorporating multiple events and venues throughout downtown, AthFest is able to reach a broad range of audiences and attracts an eclectic mix of lifestyle interests.

The festival showcases the best talent in our area, and generates huge awareness for the nonprofit, AthFest Educates, and its mission to provide much needed funding to support music and arts education for youth.

Where Mushpa + Mensa Will Be

Mushpa +  Mensa will be at the Artist Market.  The open-air Artist Market is an integral part of the AthFest Music & Arts Festival. Booths feature fine arts and crafts for sale. Exhibited work may include visual arts (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and digital art), fabric, clothing and accessories, jewelry, and handcrafted items (sculpture, ceramics, glass, woodworking and furniture).

Location & Time

The AthFest Music & Arts Festival will include an artist market on Washington Street between Hull and Lumpkin streets. Over 50 vendors will set up shop with both fine arts and crafts for sale. A local panel judges all of the AthFest Artist Market booths and AthFest proudly awards $600 in prizes to the selected artists. The artist market will be open on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 12–10 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:30–8 p.m.