The FHC is sorry to announce that
the Run for Shindig on the Green

has been discontinued as of 2017.

Traditional Mountain Music and Dance in Asheville, NC

Summer 2017: Sister events Shindig on the Green , now in its 51st year, and the 90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcase performances by hundreds of the Southern Appalachians' best traditional mountain musicians and dancers. Bound by the tradition of "Along About Sundown" these gatherings call to mind, and continue the tradition, of the era when local folks of all ages regularly gathered at the end of the day on front porches and the like, with fiddles, banjos and guitars in hand and dancing feet at the ready. Come celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of Western North Carolina throughout the summer at these events organized by Asheville's Folk Heritage Committee.

Held outdoors at
Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, Shindig on the Green is FREE and was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun for these eight summer Saturdays. The nation's longest running folk festival, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcases the top talent in traditional mountain music and dance during a three-evening festival August 3, 4 & 5 at the
Mission Health/A-B Tech Conference Center, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC  28801. The show begins each night at 6:30 pm. Free parking in the adjoining garage.

WINNER! Debbie Ricker of Jefferson, MD.

Raffle for 2016: Made and donated to Shindig on the Green 2016 by local quilting collaborative Mountain Jam Circle, this 63" by 81” twin-size quilt was entirely hand-pieced using the English Paper Piecing method. Blocks are red, blue, green and orange stars separated by white squares, framed with a white border, and finished with elegant machine quilting. This quilt is valued at over 800.00. 2017 items will be announced soon..are available at Folk Heritage Committee events and at Shindig.


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