May 2017 Events

May 4, 2018

  • The Moon and You, John  C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00-8:00 pm. This soul band is based in Asheville, NC that tours the Eastern US and Western Europe.  Donations are appreciated.

May 11, 2018

  • Lee Knight at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00 pm. He was introduced to traditional Southern Appalachian music while attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. He performs in community concerts, schools, camps, elderhostels and libraries around the country accompanying himself on dulcimer, guitar and banjo.  Donations are appreciated.

May 12, 2018

  • Cherokee Heritage Day: Anisgvti (Planting Moon), at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.  Family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting.  The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme.  Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

May 12-13, 2018

  • Southern Highland Craft Guild's Fiber Weekend at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.  10:00 am-4:00 pm.  This year more than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. Sunday will host the 20th and final Fiber Wearables Fashion Shows with member Liz Spear at 1pm and 3pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers.  There will be several activities for children of all ages. Haywood Community College will be demonstrating the dye process, with Professor and Guild member, Amy Putansu.  Lorraine Cathey will be passing on her knowledge of needle felting as a way to continue sharing fiber traditions.  Much more, click on link for additional information.  828-298-7928

May 17, 2018

  • Brasstown Ringers at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00-8:00 pm.  Spring is bursting forth all around us in the mountains, and Brasstown Ringers has gathered some of the season's energy and vitality to create a musical Springtime Season Concert. Donations are appreciated. 

May 19, 2018

  • David Holt and the Lightening Bolts, Montford Music & Arts Festival, Located on the main street of the Historic Montford neighborhood.  Festival begins at 10:00 AM and continues till 7:00.  Performance Time for David and the Lightning Bolts: 4:30 PM.  Click on link for additional information.
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Road, Franklin, NC 28734, Tickets $15 Adults; $7.50 Child.  7:00 pm, click on link for additioal information.

May 20, 2018

  • The Page Brothers Quintet at the Chapel of Rest Preservation Society, Playing the music of Django Reinhardt, 4:00 pm, Chapel of Rest – 1964 Highway 268, Lenoir, NC 28645.  Tickets $15

May 25, 2018

  • Emily Schaad at John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn, 7:00 pm. With a background in classical music and public-school music education, she first came to North Carolina to learn from well-known fiddle masters and to earn an MA in Appalachian studies. She is known for a complex and powerful fiddling style, and has taken first place in numerous stringband and fiddle contests, including the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop.  Donations are appreciated.

May 26, 2018

May 26-28, 2018

  • MineFest at Emerald Village, Little Switzerland, NC.  Celebrate the gem and mineral heritage of the mountains in the spectacular home of 12 historic mines! Soggy Bottom Farms will be serving delicious Hot Dogs & Barbeque. Gem mining, mine tours, gold panning and mineral collecting will be available (for a fee) all three days from 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM.  

May 28, 2018

  • David Holt and Josh GoforthCarl Sandburg Home, NHS 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock NC 28731, 2:00PM.  Click on link for additional information.




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