Folk Moot Festival in Jonesborough
July 28, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Historic Jonesborough is home to musicians and storytellers alike, but Tennessee’s oldest town will soon play host to a unique array of dancers from across the globe on July 28.
North Carolina’s state festival is branching across lines to Tennessee as Jonesborough serves as an official site for the 2012 Folk Moot Festival and will present two performances, beginning at 2 p.m.
More than 200 groups from 100 different countries have attended the festival. In keeping with festival policy, an entirely new program of performers is offered each year. The first festival was held in 1984, a date coinciding with North Carolina’s 400th birthday celebration. The name Folkmoot, an Old English word meaning “meeting of the people,” was borrowed from a folk festival that was once held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
General admission to the showcase in Jonesborough is $16 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For tickets, visit www.folkmootusa.org or call 877-FOLK.USA.