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Group of youth cloggers wearing blue and white outfits.
Bailey Mountain Cloggers

By Brian Carter

Asheville – The Folk Heritage Committee has announced it will stream the 93rd Mountain Dance and Folk Festival® on the days it was initially scheduled for UNCA. 

According to a press release for the committee, “because of state, county and city COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, the Folk Heritage Committee is encouraging…” the public to join the festival online for a unique celebration of the long-standing traditional event.

“On August 6, 7 and 8 a different show will be streamed at no charge each evening at 7:30 pm allowing you to move your feet to high-energy, hand-clapping Bluegrass; enjoy a waltz with your favorite partner; sing along with ballads handed down from early Appalachian settlers; learn a few clogging steps and dance figures; and enjoy master storytellers as they take you to another place and time all in the comfort and safety of your home.”

The performances will air on YouTube Channel (ShindigontheGreenAVL) and from our Facebook Page (Shindig on the Green and Mountain Dance and Folk Festival).

“The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival event showcases the best of the region’s mountain musicians, dancers and storytellers. It features long-standing as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by all ages.”

The non-profit, all-volunteer Folk Heritage Committee’s mission is to preserve and present the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachian

Mountains to audiences from throughout the region and world, for entertainment and education, by producing the annual Shindig on the Green® and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival® events.

For more info about the 54th Season of Shindig on the Green® or the 93rd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, visit www.folkheritage.org or call Brian Carter: 828-335-1263.

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