Mountain Dance and Folk Festival


  • Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place 2 S Pack Square Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

Thursday - Saturday
August 6, 7 & 8, 2015

Introductions at 6:50 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly

~A different show each night!~

Join the celebration and discover the nation's longest running folk festival. 

Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the Festival showcases real mountain performers who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage. Each evening is a joyful exploration of the rich culture found in the valleys and coves between the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2015 Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Performance Schedule
(a/o 7/1/15. Line-up subject to change.)

Thursday, August 6: Carol Rifkin and Jerry Sutton, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Fines Creek Cloggers; Betty Smith; Buncombe Turnpike; Roger Howell and Friends; Sons of Ralph; Don Pedi; Dance Team: Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers; Dance Team: Stoney Creek Cloggers; Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen & John Fowler; The Peg Twisters; Spirit Fiddle; Dance Team: Green Valley Cloggers; Clearwater Connection; Dance Team: J Creek Cloggers; Whitewater Bluegrass Company.

Friday, August 7: Laura Boosinger and Kevin Hamlin, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Cole Mountain Cloggers; Richard Hurley; Spirit Fiddle; Appalachian Consort; Joe Penland; Dance Team: Dixie Darlins Cloggers; Denise O’Sullivan; Bobby Hicks; Maggie Lauterer and Zack Allen; Gabriel’s Creek; Dance Team: Appalachian Mountaineers Cloggers; Laura Boosinger; The Buckner Family; Dance Team: Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers; New Broad River Band.

Saturday, August 8: Glenn Bannerman and Richard Hurley, Masters of Ceremonies; Introduction by Ed Herron; Grey Eagle (Stoney Creek Boys with buck dancers); Dance Team: Mountain Tradition Cloggers; The Ross Brothers; Bryce Parham and Kathryn Brickey; Dance Team: Bailey Mountain Smooth Dancers; Phil and Gaye Johnson; Crooked Pine; Dance Team: Bannerman Family and Friends; Dance Team: Southern Mountain Fire Cloggers; The Griggs; Southern Highlanders; Bobby Anderson and Blue Ridge Tradition; The Trantham Family; Dance Team: Bailey Mountain Cloggers; The Waymasters; Spirit Fiddle; Bearwallow.

Ticket Prices: Adults $22, Children (12 & under) $12
$17 Groups of 10 or more
Package for all three nights: Adults $54, Children $24
Packages can be purchased by calling the box office at (828) 257-4530 or online at this link.