Press Releases

Streaming of the 93rd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®

August 3, 2020

The nation’s longest continuously running folk festival showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musi- cians, ballad singers, storytellers, big-circle mountain dancers and cloggers. The Folk Heritage Committee will stream the event at no charge Thursday through Saturday, August 6, 7 & 8, 2020, at 7:30 pm. with a different show each night, […]

Shindig on the Green Streaming Plans

July 10, 2020

Asheville’s Folk Heritage Committee Announces Plans to Stream Shindig on the Green® Performances for Upcoming 2020 Summer Season Asheville, NC – The Folk Heritage Committee is delighted to announce it will stream past performances of the beloved Shindig on the Green® on the days it was originally scheduled for Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square […]

Folk Heritage Announces Streaming Events

June 17, 2020

The Folk Heritage Committee is excited to announce new ways to view our annual gatherings through online streaming events. The performances will help kick off a celebration of the upcoming 93rd season of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival® on August 6, 7 and 8, 2020. Asheville, NC – Asheville’s Folk Heritage Committee announces changes […]

Songs From the Road Band to Play Shindig on July 20, 2019

July 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Songs From The Road Band is Charles Humphrey, III (bass), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), and James Schlender (fiddle). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of […]

Welcome the Ashgrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Dancers

July 13, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shindig on the Green® is proud to welcome the Ashgrove Garland Dancers and Asheville Morris Dancers to open the evening on Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. The Ashgrove Garland Dancers were founded in 1983 and Ashevillle Morris […]

“Come Hear North Carolina” to be Headlining Sponsor for 2019 Shindig on the Green®

June 13, 2019

The Folk Heritage Committee is excited to announce its partnership with Come Hear North Carolina, a promotional campaign of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the N.C. Arts Council. The campaign is designed to celebrate North Carolina’s groundbreaking contributions to many of America’s most important musical genres: blues, bluegrass, jazz, gospel, funk, […]

For 2019 Calendar Listings:

April 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 53rd Season of Shindig on the Green® Presented by the Folk Heritage Committee. A joyously spontaneous celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. Stage show and informal jam sessions. Pack Square Park on the Bascom […]

For Calendar Listings 2018

June 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 52nd Season of Shindig on the Green®. Headlining Sponsor for the 2018 season is News 13 WLOS. A joyously spontaneous celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC. Stage show and informal jam sessions. Pack Square […]

Mtn Dance Folk Festival-Asheville

For Calendar Listings: 90th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

February 17, 2018

The Nation’s Longest Running Folk Festival The 90th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s old-time and bluegrass musicians, mountain dance groups, cloggers, ballad singers, and storytellers. Thursday through Saturday, August 3, 4 & 5, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., different shows each night at 6:30 p.m. at Mission […]