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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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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