Christmas Hoot and Caroling Singalong

Monday Dec 12, 2016 at Little Kings Shuffle Club, Athens

IT’S A TRADITION!! ‘Tis the season when we gather and lift our voices together!! Christmas is the one time of year where all people of all walks of life (and musical abilities) come together and sing! It’s a seasonal phenomenon, filled with the traditions of MUSIC!! Please come join us for our annual Christmas Hoot featuring Christmas Carol Sing A Long w/ Tommy Jordan! Tommy passes out the words and takes requests as YOU get to pick the songs and sing along. One of our favorite shows of the year!! At our favorite pub, Yee Ole Little Kings!

Opening our Christmas Hoot will be Klezmer Local 42. Then Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels will lead us in our Christmas Caroling Sing A Long! Be sure to come early!

Monday, December 12 at 8 PM – 10 PM

Little Kings Shuffle Club, 223 W Hancock Ave, Athens, Georgia 30601

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AFMDS Winter Concert featuring John McCutcheon

Internationally acclaimed folk singer and multi-instrumentalist, John McCutcheon, will be returning to Athens on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 for an intimate concert at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel.  Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30.  Advance tickets are $18 and will be available from AthensMusic.net. For more details, please call Tommy at 706-338-3111.

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Join us for pre-Thanksgiving contra dance in November!

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling

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November 19

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers. Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whistlin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;
UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for a post-folk fest frolic at our October AFMDS contra dance!

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on

October 15

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers. Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: The Aleraisers

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;
UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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North Georgia Folk Festival – This Saturday! October 8, 2016

This coming Saturday, October 8, is the day of the 32nd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.  The festival runs from 11:00 until 9:00 at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Rd in Athens, and features a full day of outstanding folk music, arts and crafts, food, supervised kid’s activities, and lots of fun.

Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students and kids under 12 are free.  There is an additional $2 park admission charge for everyone from 4-64.  We’ll split that with you if you download and print out the $1 off coupon/handbill with from our website and bring it with you.

All of the details about the music and musicians, artists, crafts people, demonstrators and food vendors are available on our website:

http://www.NorthGeorgiaFolkFestival.org

There will be music on two stages, the Main Stage and the Songwriters Showcase in the Fire Circle Amphitheater.

Time       Main Stage
11:30      Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:25      The Ale Raisers
1:20        Moira and Mickey Nelligan
2:15        Athens Cowboy Choir
3:00        Squalls
4:00        Jason Cade with Hawkproof Rooster
5:00        Chuck Nation Band
6:00        Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin
7:00        Tony Bryant Blues Band
8:00        Hobohemians

Time       Fire Circle Stage
2:00        Sydney Baker
3:00        Cortez Garza
4:00        Drew Kohl

See you on Saturday!

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Join us at the North Georgia Folk Festival, Oct. 8, 2016, Sandy Creek Park

Save The Date!

32nd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

October 8, 2016

Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, Georgia

The 32nd annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. This fun-filled, family-friendly day in theNGFF_16 Poster Art Jason Cade_small
park offers children’s activities, traditional arts and crafts demonstration and sales, and good food all day long from 11:00 until 6. Music goes until 9:00 and features 14 acts on two stages. Children under 12 are admitted free. Student tickets are $8 and adults are $15. Additional park admission is $2 per person ages 4-64.

Complete Details Here

Music Schedule

MAIN STAGE
11:30 Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:25 The Ale Raisers
1:20 Moira and Mickey Nelligan
2:15 Athens Cowboy Choir
3:00 The Squalls
4:00 Jason Cade with Hawkproof Rooster
5:00 Chuck Nation Band
6:00 Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin
7:00 Tony Bryant Blues Band
8:0o The Hobohemians

SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE
2:00 Sydney Baker
3:00 Cortez Garza
4:00 Drew Kohl

Sound provided by Thunder and Lightning Sound

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Join us for our Sept 16 Contra dance & remember North GA Folk Fest Oct 8 – Sandy Creek Park

Join us for our next contra dance on…

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on

September 17

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers. Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Beside the Point

Bob Kirkman (fiddle), Nathalie Levine (fiddle) and Stven Carlberg (piano)

Caller: Janet Shepherd

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;
UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for the Folk Festival Preview Hoot – Mon. Sept 12 early show 7-9 PM

North Georgia Folk Festival Preview Hoot

Monday Sept 12

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Place: The Foundry

Hog-eyed Man

Cortez Garza

Borderhop Trio

Host Susan Staley opens the show

North Georgia Folk Festival

October 8, 2016    Sandy Creek Park

Folk Festival posters will be available for pick-up at the Hoot!!!

 

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Join us for our September dance…Remember: the Folk Fest is coming up on Oct 8

Join us for our next contra dance on…

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on

September 17

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers. Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Beside the Point

Bob Kirkman (fiddle), Nathalie Levine (fiddle) and Stven Carlberg (piano)

Caller: Janet Shepherd

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;
UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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North Georgia Folk Festival

We have a poster!  Thanks to Art Rosenbaum for the beautiful drawing and to Andrew Lentini for the graphics!
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