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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32nd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

Save the Date!

32nd Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
October 8, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sandy Creek Park, Athens, Georgia

A great day in the park, filled with folk art, crafts, music and great food.  Artist’s booths, music and kids activities begin at 11:30.

We have a fantastic lineup of performers this year, including

Rebecca Sunshine Band
The Ale Raisers
Moira and Mickey Nelligan
Athens Cowboy Choir
The Squalls
Jason Cade and Hawkproof Rooster
Chuck Nation Band
Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin
Tony Bryant Blues Band
Hobohemians

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Join us for our August Contra Dance !

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August 20

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: String Theory
Caller: Walter Daves

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 hot summer contra dance in July !!!

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July 16

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
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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Join us for a summer soiree at our June 18 Contra Dance !!!

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June 18

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 Georgia Jays
Caller: Rob Harper

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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Celebrate May flowers with a contra dance on May 21 !!!

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May 21

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: Briar Vista Social Club
Caller: Deanna Palumbo

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 April 16: Spring into some contra dances after you send in your taxes !!!

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April 16

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: Dawn Davis: fiddle, Mike Robinson: guitar, and Rob Sutherland: mandolin

Caller: Jesse Edgerton

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 our March 19 contra dance…Spring into a new season with a dance!

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March 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: Mike Robinson & Friends
Caller: Charlotte Crittenden

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 our February Contra Dance !!!20

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February 20

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: Cattywampus
Caller: Susan Davis

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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Raise the Folk: An Intimate Evening of Folk Music at the Garden – 1/28/16

Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Featuring
Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

More info:
web: www.athensfolk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939754299441067/
email: tombob.d41@gmail.com

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