Our mission of preserving and perpetuating our region’s traditional Appalachian music and dance needs your assistance. The Folk Heritage Committee operates under the fiscal and legal oversight of the tax-exempt Community Betterment Foundation of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; however, the Committee receives no funding from the Foundation or Chamber, and is independently responsible for raising the money necessary to annually produce the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and Shindig on the Green. The Committee members, performers, emcees and volunteers all contribute time and other resources without monetary compensation. Although some services are provided by sponsors and volunteers, operating expenses involved in staging events of this nature are substantial.  

Individual Donations

Shindig and the Festival depend on contributions from individuals and families. Many local businesses struggling to survive the economic downturn find it difficult to sponsor cultural events. Our production costs continue to increase. We need your individual contribution now more than ever. Individual contributions have helped to make the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival the longest running folk festival in the nation and ensured the ongoing phenomenon of the much loved Shindig on the Green, enjoyed for free by 3,000 – 5,000 people on Saturday evenings throughout the summer.  

Please make checks payable to Folk Heritage Committee and mail to:

Folk Heritage Committee

PO Box 1010

Asheville, NC 28802 

The Folk Heritage Committee operates under the fiscal oversight of the Community Betterment Foundation; the 501(c)(3) non-profit tax identification number is 56-1762978.  

Corporate Sponsorships

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and Shindig on the Green present a unique opportunity for businesses to support an important historic and cultural event while reaching both a large regional and national audience. Corporate sponsors receive recognition based on the level of giving – via cash or the in-kind donation of goods and services. Please email info@folkheritage.org if your business is interested in sponsorship and a member of the Folk Heritage Committee will then contact you. Donations are accepted at any time and greatly appreciated, but the sooner we hear from you, the more recognition we can provide your business. 

Click here to download the Corporate Sponsorship Packet.  


Website © Folk Heritage Committee™ 2017