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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30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival – Save the Date!

The 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on October 11, 2014 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.  We’ll have a full, beautiful, Fall day filled with music, arts, craft demonstrators, kid’s activities and fantastic food. The day will begin with stories for the kids by Pat Shields.  Then the music.  Bands booked so far include Hair of the Dog, Emerald Road, Phil Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, The Folks Society Band, and Bonnie Loggins and Mary Lomax.  Sound will be provided by Thunder and Lightning Sound.

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite.

Stay tuned for huge news on the headliner coming up in the next few days!

 

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Folk Festival Receives Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society has received a grant to support The 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival from the Georgia Council for the Arts.  In a letter to Tommy Jordan (Associate Director of CGR and Director of the North Georgia Folk Festival), Governor Nathan Deal praised the Folk Society for the exceptional quality of their work and their contributions to the cultural life of Georgia.  The 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia, on October 11, 2014.  Nathan Deal Letter 07-01-2014

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Join us for our July contra dance!

Next Dance:  Saturday July 19

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: Free Asssociation

Caller: Rachel McCandliss

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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Celebrate spring with a dance…Join us on March 15 for the AFMDS 3rd Saturday Contra dance

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: Georgia Mudcats & Friends

Caller:  George Snyder

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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Join us for our 2014 Valentines contra dance !!!

Next Dance:  Saturday February 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: String Theory

Caller:  Robbin Marcus

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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Join us for the first AFMDS 3rd Saturday dance of 2014!

Next Dance:  Saturday January 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: Guinness and Grits

Caller:  Charlotte Crittenden

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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Celebrate the holiday season with a dance !

Next Dance: Saturday December 21

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: Reel Play

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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Join us for the November 16th dance…

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: The Bridge Makers   (Russell McCumber, Christian Lopez and Noel Blackmon)

Caller:  Rob Harper

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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