35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival! October 12, 2019

Save The Date!  October 12, 2019

35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

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

The 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  Featured performers for this years’ festival include Jonathan Byrd and his band, The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone and Gypsy at Heart, The Skillet Lickers, Nina Ricci and Oh Jeremiah.

AND we are getting our artists, traditional craft demonstrators food vendors all lined up.  Kids activities include music and arts and crafts, as well as the ever-popular dinosaur playground at Sandy Creek Park.   It is going to be a fine day in the Park.  Make your plans today to join us.

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Rocket onto the floor (Apollo 11)…for a frolic at our July contra dance !!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

*** The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM ***

July 20, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Driving Wheels

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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Get in the full swing of summer at our June contra dance!!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

June 15, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Joe Willy & the Movin’ Men

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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Join us for the last dance of spring 2019…A late spring fling on the old wood floor!!!

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

May 18, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Snapfinger

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 swing into spring at our April 20 contra dance…remember new time

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientatation session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

April 20, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Mick Kinney: piano, fiddle, guitar & Tim Cape: fiddle

Mick playing with his band the Hickhoppers Click here to watch video

Tim playing with his band the Capetians with Janet Sheperd calling & providing a really good description of contra dancing in Atlanta that also applies to the Athens contra dance  Click here to watch video

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 an almost-Spring contra dance – Please note new time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

*** Please note new dance time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM ***

We have changed the time for our dance due to conform to a new ACC park policy, so please bear with us during this transition to a new time for the dance.  The orientataion session will now run from 6:15 – 6:30 PM.

March 16, 2019

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

Orientation session from 6:15 – 6:30 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Band: Emerald Isle  — Mike Robinson: guitar & Margie McDonald: fiddle

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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Try a swing at the Valentine’s contra dance on Feb 16…see you on the floor!!!

February 16, 2019

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

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: Hickhoppers

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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Swing into 2019 at our third Saturday dance !!!

January 19, 2019

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

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: Robbin Marcus

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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Ho Ho Ho !!! Join us for pre-Christmas swing on the old wood floor

December 15, 2018

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

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: Reelplay

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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Christmas Hoot and Caroling Singalong

Monday Dec 10, 2018 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 10 at 8 PM – 10 PM

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

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