Press Releases

New Festival Venue for 2024!

April 1, 2024

We are excited to announce that the 97th Mountain Dance and Folk Festival will be held August 1, 2, and 3, 2024 in the lovely Kittredge Theatre at Warren Wilson College due to the upcoming renovation of UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium. Much appreciation to Ingles for their support of the very successful 96th Mountain Dance and […]

The 97th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival is happening August 1, 2, and 3, 2024

September 25, 2023

Raffle for 2023

March 21, 2023

The 2023 Shindig on the Green raffle quilt is twin-bed sized with multi-colored and white triangle-shaped pieces arranged in a “Fancy Stripe” pattern. The quilt was professionally machine-quilted and has a value of $500. This is the eleventh quilt that local quilting collaborative Mountain Jam Circle has made and donated to Shindig on the Green. […]

Raffle for 2022

May 27, 2022

The 2022 quilt by Mountain Jam Circle is double bed size (80×96) and custom machine quilted.  It is a traditional “scrap quilt” made of hundreds of squares of random colored fabric with contrasting white fabric forming “x” shapes.  The music inspired pattern is called “Good Night Irene.”   It has a value of $750. Also […]

Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk and Festival Are Back for 2021!

June 29, 2021

  For Calendar Listings: 55th Season of Shindig on the Green® Presented by the Folk Heritage Committee with Headlining Sponsor Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn/Finkelstein’s Loan Office. A joyously spontaneous celebration of traditional and old-time string bands, bluegrass, ballad singers, storytellers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers on summer Saturday evenings in downtown Asheville, NC, is […]

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 […]