Thursday through Saturday, August 2, 3, and 4, 2012. 7:00p.m. nightly at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville, NC.
The nation’s longest running folk festival. The 85th annual edition of this three-day event showcases the best of the region’s traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers.
Tickets on sale April 2012 at the Pack Place box office. Regular $20; Children 12 and under $10; Three night package: Adults $54. (828)257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com. Info: www.folkheritage.org.
2012 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Performance Schedule: (Note: performers and schedule are subject to change at any time)
• Thursday, August 2: Carol Rifkin and Jerry Sutton, Masters of Ceremonies; Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys); George and Brooke Buckner; The Ross Brothers; Zack and Maggie Allen; Dance Team: J Creek Cloggers; Bryan McDowell; Peg Twisters; Don Pedi; Dance Team: Dixie Darlins; Roger Howell & Friends; Paul’s Creek Band; Crooked Pine Band; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Fire Smooth Dancers; Whitewater Bluegrass Company.
• Friday, August 3: Laura Boosinger and Kevin Hamlin, Masters of Ceremonies; Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys); Dance Team: Cole Mountain Cloggers; The Waymasters; Sam Adams; Dance Team: Southern Appalachian Cloggers; Paul Crouch; Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Smoke Cloggers; Clearwater Connection; The New Broad River Band; Laura Boosinger; Dance Team: Green Valley Cloggers; David Holt – Special Tribute to Doc Watson.
• Saturday, August 4: Richard Hurley and Glenn Bannerman, Masters of Ceremonies; Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys); Dance Team: Mountain Tradition Cloggers; Betty Smith; The Cockman Family; The Hollifields; Dance Team: Appalachian Mountaineers; Bryce Parham & Kathryn Brickey; Appalachian Heroes; Dance Team: Bannerman Family; Dance Team: Stoney Creek Cloggers; Richard Hurley; Trantham Family; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers; Bearwallow.
Parking: Festival patrons can park off-street, at the parking garage on Biltmore Avenue - which also provides wheelchair access to the Festival - or at the various parking garages located throughout downtown Asheville.