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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.

Shindig and the Festival depend on contributions from individuals and families. 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.

The Folk Heritage Committee, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

The best way to contribute is to do so online, clicking on the button in the box above. If you prefer to make a contribution over the phone, contact us at Phone: (828) 258-6101 ext. 345

You can also mail us a contribution at:

Folk Heritage Committee
PO Box 1010

Thank you for your generous support of the Folk Heritage Committee.