August 5-7, 2021
Watch and listen to some of the finest Appalachian ballad singers, string bands and square dance teams at the nation’s longest running folk festival. Beginning back to 1928, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival presents threee nights of authentic bluegrass music and dance with a different line-up each night. The indoor performances are held at Lipinsky Hall on the University of NC-Asheville campus (GPS address: 300 Library Lane) at 6:30-9:30 PM each evening.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival as a means for people to share and understand the beauty and dignity of the Southern Appalachian bluegrass music and dance traditions that have been handed down through generations in western North Carolina. The songs and dances shared at this event echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage found in our mountains.
Tickets on sale in advance on their website or at the door starting at 5:30 PM if seats remain. Advance: Adult $20; Children 6-12 $5; 3-night package $50. At the door, $25/adult and $5/child.
This is a fundraiser for Shindig on the Green, a free outdoor music festival on Saturday nights during the summer in downtown Asheville.