Join us for our next dance on Saturday November 15

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 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

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

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

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The Hoot Monday, Nov 10 at HENDERSHOTS

The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Presents:

The Hoot

Monday Nov 10

at HENDERSHOTS

8-10pm admission is Free

This month our variety show moves up the street to Hendershots Coffee!  If you haven’t been, it’s a wonderful listening room with comfy chairs and tables, They serve not only coffee, but full bar and a small menu of good eats.  But, also many other fine eats close by!  We welcome Athens accomplished singer songwriter Ken Will Morton with 6 albums under his belt, mixing blues, folk, country and rock. Also Sista Rogaz, beautiful vocals from 2 young sisters.  And new Celtic band The Gentry blending harp, flute, guitar and vocals.  Susan Staley opens and hosts the evevning.

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Fall is on the way…join us for a pre-Halloween dance on Sat. Oct 18…costumes are encouraged !

Next Dance:  Saturday October 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Crosstown Traffic

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

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

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Folk Week and the North Georgia Folk Festival

Hey Friends -

We are deep into Folk Week here in Athens, with performances by

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The Skillet Lickers, with Tommy Jordan, Dick Daniels, Art Rosenbaum, Russ Tanner, Phil Tanner and Andrew Lentini. Rob Homes is host and William Tonks arrived just in time to play but not soon enough to get in the picture.

 

The Skillet Lickers on It’s Friday last week, and by Art Rosenbaum (Sunday) and Claire Campbell (last night) at the World Famous.  It’s been great so far.

We continue tonight (Tuesday) with MrJordanMrTonks at the World Famous (Hull St, Athens) – music starts at 8:30 and goes until 10:30 or so.

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Neil, Art and Margo Rosenbaum

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Claire Campbell

Wednesday will be Adam Klein at the World Famous.  Thursday is Joe Willey, The Ale Raisers and friends at the Two Story Coffee House in 5 Points.  Friday, Oct 10, the Contradance at the Carver Dance Studio at UGA.

Saturday, Oct 11 is the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival to be held at Sandy Creek Park, off Hwy 441 north of Athens.  Music, arts, crafts and food all day from 11:00am until 9:00pm.  It’s always one on the best events of the year. This year our headliner is the great Norman Blake, who will take the stage at 4:30 in the afternoon.

The full performance schedule, along with listings of the artists, craftspeople, food vendors, ticket prices, directions, etc is at http://www.athensfolk.org/festival.

Please join us.

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Folk Festival Week at The World Famous

The World Famous
351 N Hull Street
Athens, Georgia
(706) 543-4002
To celebrate 30 years of the North Georgia Folk Festival the week of the festival will be started with a Special Art Opening of original works by Art Rosenbaum and photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum at The World Famous.  Music will be performed the same night  by Art Rosenbaum and Friends!  The week will be continued with a celebration of music leading up to the Festival on October 11, 2014 at Sandy Creek Park.

Folk Week in Athens!

Friday, 10/3/14 3:00pm           Folk Festival Show on It’s Friday, WUGA-FM, hosted by Robb Holmes

Saturday, 10/4/14 10am         The Folk Society Band at the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park

Sunday 10/5/14 8:00pm         Art Rosenbaum at the World Famous. $10 cover.  Art Opening at 6:30pm

Monday 10/6/14 8:30pm         Claire Campbell and Friends at the World Famous. $2 donation

Tuesday, 10/7/14 8:30pm       MrJordanMrTonks at the World Famous. $5 cover.

Wednesday, 10/8/14 8:30pm  Adam Klein at the World Famous.

Thursday, 10/9/14 8:00pm      Joe Willey and Friends at the Two Story Coffee House, 5 points,

Friday, 10/10/14 7:30pm         Contradance at the Carver Dance Studio, UGA. Band: Mike Robinson and friends; Caller: Deena Kushner (http://www.contradanceathens.com)

Saturday, 10/11/14 10:30am – 9:00pm. 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival featuring Norman Blake at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA. Adults $15; Students $8; kids under 12 Free.  Park admission $2 per person ages 4-64.

 

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Join us for our September contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday September 20

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Peavine Creek

Caller: Janet Sheperd

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

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

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Folk Festival Poster

Here’s the poster for the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival! Many, many thanks to Art Rosenbaum for the drawing of the Stone Mountain Wobblers and to Andrew Lentini for the poster design.

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.  Drawing of the Stone Mountain Wobblers by Art Rosenbaum.

30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival. Drawing of the Stone Mountain Wobblers by Art Rosenbaum.

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Join us for our August contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday August 16

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: Jesse Edgerton

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

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

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30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival Advance Tickets

Advance tickets for the 30th annual North Georgia Folk Festival are on sale now.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Adult: $14 online, $15 at the gate
  • Student: $7.50 online, $8.00 at the gate
  • Family (2 adults, 2 students) $33.00, online only.
  • Children Under 12, free
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Norman Blake to Headline the 30th Folk Festival

Norman Blake will be performing at the 3oth Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.

Norman Blake will be performing at the 3oth Annual North Georgia Folk Festival.

We are extremely proud to announce that Norman Blake will be headlining the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival on October 11, 2014.  and the rest of the musical lineup is great too.

Advance tickets on sale now at Eventbrite.

 

 

 

 

11:30 AM Pat Shields, Story teller
12:00 PM Kids Dance
12:30 PM Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax
1:00 PM Phil Tanner and the Skillet Lickers
2:00 PM Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham
2:30 PM Stone Mountain Wobblers
3:30 PM The Folk Society Band
4:00 PM Pat Shields – Round 2
4:30 PM Norman Blake
6:00 PM Bluebilly Grit
7:00 PM Emerald Road
8:00 PM Hair of the Dog

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