|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.
|SPECIAL NOTE: ANN SEVERT NOTIFIED WEBMASTER THAT WITH THE ONSET OF COOLER WEATHER, THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO MOVE INSIDE AT THE DEPOT.
WAFS is proud to announce the return of GANDY DANCER JAM May 15,
2015 through DATE TBA!.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.
|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