NEWSFLASH!! Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society Inc. has chosen Mary Vann Johnston from Wilkes County, NC as winner of the 2014 Duncan-Elliott Memorial Scholarship. WAFS is proud to announce three winners this year of the Scholarship to the 2014 Pete Wernick Jam Camp at MerleFest. They are Presley Barker, Benjamin Barker (no relation) from Wilkes County, NC and Willow Dillon from Watauga County, NC.

GANDY DANCER JAM returns each Friday at 7 pm, beginning May 16, 2014. The free event is held at the historic North Wilkesboro Train Depot on Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro, NC. All ages: pickers, dancers, and music lovers are welcome. This is a family event. No tobacco, no alcohol, and please no pets. Handicap accessible. Free parking. Gandy Dancer Jam continues through October 25, 2014. Refer to EVENTS for details on all events.

Look forward to Pre-MerleFest activity beginning 2 pm Sunday before MerleFest 2015 for the celebration of music honoring Dr. T.R. Bryan Jr. The musical festivities continue the entire week at the Pickin' Place at MerleFest 2015. If you are interested in volunteering with WAFS at MerleFest 2015 contact Keith at 336.902.2570.

Thank you for visiting the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society (WAFS) web site. Founded in 2000, WAFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on nurturing musical appreciation and talent.

WAFS is a member of the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce Our mission is the enjoyment, perpetuation and encouragement of all types of acoustic music, educating the public in music appreciation and forms of self entertainment, sharing of musical ideas, venues, performing, passing down, and preserving this region's musical heritage for our youth. The Society operates solely on volunteer participation and membership fees. The Society proudly accepts donations of time, money, and instruments. Instruments are held in our Lending Library for folks to use, experienced musicians and beginners are welcome to use the Lending Library of instruments. The Dr. Steven Duncan Memorial Music Library in housed in the Wilkes Heritage Museum in Wilkesboro NC. The library is the late Dr. Duncan's personal collection, containing books, tapes, CD's, song books, and more. Our upcoming events are listed on this page. In addition, this site contains many details so you can learn more about WAFS. We hope to see you soon.



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