Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society - Wilkes County North Caraolina

ANNOUNCEMENTS


JAMMIN' TENT AT CAROLINA IN THE FALL Pickin' area will be provided at Nathan’s Batteries in his front parking area in downtown Wilkesboro, Nathan’s Pickin Place!! Members of the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society will assist with this tent. Jammin' tent open from 11:00am – 5:00pm on both Friday, September 25, 2015 and Saturday, September 26, 2015. To volunteer and receive a free ticket email ragdoo1@charter.net

ENDING NOTES: The musical world lost Charles Tesh in December 2014. Charlie was always present at musical events leading slow jams, singing and telling stories. Charlie frequently visited long term care facilities sharing his talent. RIP our friend. The musical world lost another great musician in April 2015. The Grammy Award winner and Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame member Tut Taylor passed away unexpectedly. WAFS will strive to honor your contributions to our organization. Thank you both for the music and all you taught us. Your presence will always be felt.

CLICK ON SCHOLARSHIP AND PRINT THE APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR 2016 scholarships to Pete Wernick Jam Camp at MerleFest and the Duncan-Elliott Memorial Scholarship to Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville, NC.

WAFS is proud to announce the return of GANDY DANCER JAM May 15, 2015 through October 2015.This is a free event held at the historic North Wilkesboro Train Depot on Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro, NC. Jammin' begins at 7:00 pm each Friday night NOTE: NO JAM ON OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT TALIAS - SEE EVENTS!!. All ages: pickers, dancers, and music lovers are welcome. Chairs available or bring your own. This is a family event. No tobacco, no alcohol, and please no pets. Handicap accessible. Free parking.

Look forward to Pre-MerleFest activity beginning 2 pm Sunday before MerleFest 2016 for the celebration of music honoring Dr. T.R. Bryan Jr. The musical festivities continue the entire week at the Pickin' Place at MerleFest 2016. If you are interested in volunteering with WAFS at MerleFest 2016 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 www.wilkesnc.org 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.



Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention - 9/4/2015 - 7 pm - NC Hwy 268 Happy Valley
9/4/15-9/6/15 Competition, food, camping, exhibits, concerts on Sunday AND Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention will be offering “Instrument Makers Tent” Saturday, September 5th. Beginning at 9:00 AM Pre-register at 828-758-9448 so we can have a free pass for you at the gate and a reserved table. Luthiers present for sale only those instruments and other musical items that were personally handcrafted. All old or purchased instruments will be for display only.

Carolina Bible Camp - 9/12/2015 - 10 am - 5 pm - Mockville, NC
Visit cbcbluegrass.com 4th annual festival. Join us for a day of fun, fellowship and bluegrass music. 1988 Jericho Church Rd, Mocksville, NC

Fall Jam - 9/13/2015 - 1 pm - Whipporwill Village
Pickin' starts at 1 pm until 5 pm. Fall Jam to raise funds for youth scholarships. Concessions will be available. Whippoorwill Village, 11928 NC Hwy 268 West, Ferguson NC. Bring your lawn chair.

Carolina in the Fall - 9/25/2015 - 11:00 am - Main St. Wilkesboro NC
Nathan's Pickin' Place - Join host Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society and bring your instruments, dancin' shoes, or just sit a spell and enjoy the Pickin' in front of Nathan's Batteries at the historic Esso gasoline station. Pickin' will start at 11 am and close around 5 pm. Anyone interested in volunteering will receive a free general admission pass. Please contact Ann at ragdoo1@charter.net and volunteer for this great event.

Carolina in the Fall - 9/26/2015 - 11 am - Main St. Wilkesboro NC
Nathan's Pickin' Place - Join host Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society and bring your instruments, dancin' shoes, or just sit a spell and enjoy the Pickin' in front of Nathan's Batteries at the historic Esso gasoline station. Pickin' will start at 11 am and close around 5 pm. Anyone interested in volunteering will receive a free general admission pass. Please contact Ann at ragdoo1@charter.net and volunteer for this great event.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 9/28/2015 - 7:00 pm - Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College
This month's meeting will be our last one at the Watson Stage. Regular monthly meeting and jam session--including Old Time, Blue Grass, Acoustic Folk, song and dance. Free event for all ages, WCC is a tobacco free campus. Also, remember that we'll be meeting at the Heritage Museum in October.

Brushy Mtn AppleFest Jammin - 10/3/2015 - 6 am till 3 pm - North Wilkesboro Train Depot Cherry St
WAFS invites you to our biggest scholarship fundraiser. $5 per vehicle parking, best place in town to park and pick. Bring your instruments and dancin' shoes and jam or just listen. Chairs provided or bring your own. Handicap friendly, please no alcohol or tobacco. Hope to see you!

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 10/26/2015 - 7:00 pm - Wilkes Heritage Museum
FRIENDLY REMINDER!!! WAFS monthly meeting moves to the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Main St. Wilkesboro, NC through March 2016! Regular monthly meeting and jam session--including Old Time, Blue Grass, Acoustic Folk, song and dance. Free event for all ages, The Heritage Museum is a tobacco free campus, located on Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC and is handicap accessible.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 11/23/2015 - 7:00 pm - Wilkes Heritage Museum
Regular monthly meeting and jam session--including Old Time, Blue Grass, Acoustic Folk, song and dance. Free event for all ages, The Heritage Museum is a tobacco free campus, located on Main Street, Wilkesboro, NC and is handicap accessible.

Christmas at the Library - 11/30/2015 - 4:30 pm - Wilkes Public Library
Come join us and enjoy our free Christmas Program at the Library. 4:30 pm - 6:45pm Library is located on Tenth Street in downtown North Wilkesboro.

No meeting due to holidays! - 12/28/2015 - 00:00 - Happy Holidays
WAFS board and members wish you a MUSICAL and Merry Holiday Season, and a prosperous New Year. Be safe in whatever you do. We will meet January 2016.

Scholarship applications - 3/1/2016 - 12:00 MIDNIGHT - Mailed to John Lodgson
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2016


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