Free music from 11:00-4:30. Admission for the meal is a dish to share, large enough for your party with some extra for the musicians who will be entertaining all day. In place of the covered dish, guests may pay $12 per meal (cost could change annually). The Orchard provides fresh barbecue, water, iced tea, and paper goods.
Sing Alive Appalachia is a gathering of the SongTribes with the intent to share and invigorate songs, to hold space for them to do their healing work, to brew the melodic magic of communal singing. It is about bringing people together who feel called to awaken, and nurture their spiritual life through communion with songs (and prayers, chants, blessings) of celebration of life in this temple universe.
For four days and nights we will celebrate the joy of community singing. Our fifth annual Singing Alive in beautiful Appalachia brings heart-felt connection to our community, the natural world and Spirit.
Check out the wonderful songcircles here:
OOAK Art Gallery and Maples present Malcolm Holcombe, Thursday June 1, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 in the Gallery. Cost for this special event is $15.00. Reservations are recommended, and tickets are being presold.
Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer/songwriter in the insurgent country/folk vein. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm is being recognized by the contemporary U.S. and European folk/Americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: “Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]…”
David Wiseman will be performing a short opening set at 6:30. David is a singer/songwriter from Burnsville, creating “Blues, Folk, and Ballads; Truths and Lies.” David’s songs are topical and timeless, songs that will touch a nerve, sound an alarm, start a revolution, and make you laugh or cry.
Micaville is located 4 miles east of Burnsville, 14 miles north of BRP milepost 344 at the intersection of Hwy 80 S and Micaville Loop on the Mt Mitchell Scenic Byway. Parking is available in front of the church, across the street in the empty lot and in the old Taylor Togs parking lot.
Join the Celebration of Liver Mush and the Liver Mush heritage of Marion and McDowell County! Back again this year – Pig Calling Contest. Get your best pig call ready! $50, a trophy and a Festival t-shirt for the best pig caller! And the Liver Mush Eating Contest!!! The Contest is open to adults 18 years & up. A $50 cash prize, a trophy and a Liver Mush Festival T-shirt to the winner. Inflatables and other activities for the kids!! Visit with the vendors and sponsors. Free Liver Mush sandwiches from Hunter’s Liver Mush, the event sponsor. This year’s Liver Mush Festival will also feature a Beer and Wine Garden for the first time, located in front of and inside Refinery 13, North Main Street in the Festival area. Adults 21 years of age and older will be allowed in the Beer and Wine Garden area between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM by paying $1 to receive a wristband. All proceeds from the wristband sales will go to the local Women’s Shelter. For the motorcycles enthusiast, it will be the 1st Annual Hog on Hog Poker Run, Saturday, June 3, 2017, $20.00 per motorcycle. Each registration includes complimentary BBQ sandwich at the end of the run. Registration begins at 1:00 PM at the Marion Tailgate Market; first bike out – 1:30 PM; last bike out – 2:30 PM. Run ends with bike display on Main Street @ 4:30 PM as part of the Liver Mush Festival. And what would a Livermush Festival be without the sounds of the sounds of great country music and rock classics by Roadrunnerz.
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with the Better Dads Festival taking place on June 17 in downtown Asheville. This free, family-friendly event welcomes men, women, and children from Asheville’s diverse communities to come explore and celebrate fatherhood in all its forms. Live music, dance, games, costumes, drumming, storytelling, crafts, a poetry slam, and a dress-your-dad photo booth will provide opportunities to play together. Community speakers will invite everyone (festival goers) to consider how men show up in their lives, the challenges they face, and the many possibilities that exist. For those seeking deeper connection, there will be sharing circles. Musical guests will include LYRIC (who performs with her father), Billy Jonas, and David LaMotte. Come join us for the music and the play and the zest of community. www.BetterDadsFestival.com
Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across the mountains of Western North Carolina in Waynesville, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley, Canton, Cherokee, Franklin, Hickory, Asheville, and Hendersonville, plus a first performance in Greenville, South Carolina. The 2017 festival dates are July 20 – 30 and feature cultural ambassadors/dance performing groups from India, Netherlands, Slovenia, Argentina, Russia, Israel, Taiwan, Wales and local Appalachian and Cherokee dancers and musicians.
Folkmoot is defined as a “meeting of the people” and delivers exuberant, educational and entertaining programs for all ages based on cultural exchange through dance and music. The festival is designed to build global relationships, foster cultural understanding and develop community prosperity.