Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society - Wilkes County North Caraolina

ANNOUNCEMENTS


ANNOUNCING 2016 GANDY DANCER JAM !! Friday nights 7 pm beginning Friday May 20, 2016. This is a free event held at the historic North Wilkesboro Train Depot on Cherry Street in North Wilkesboro, NC. Jammin' rain or shine! 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. Keep checking our events for more information.

NEWS FLASH! 2016 scholarships winners have been announced! Hallie Younger, Emma Lowe, and Madison Elmore will be attending the Pete Wernick Jam Camp at MerleFest and Liam Purcell won the Duncan-Elliott Memorial Scholarship to attend the Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville, NC.

Look forward to Pre-MerleFest activity beginning 2 pm Sunday before MerleFest 2017 for the celebration of music honoring Dr. T.R. Bryan Jr. REMINDER **2017 CELEBRATES MERLEFEST 30** The musical festivities continue the entire week at the Pickin' Place at MerleFest 2017. If you are interested in volunteering with WAFS at MerleFest Pickin' Place 2017 contact Keith at 336.902.2570. Volunteer early! Need musicians of various genres, dancers, strolling musicians, record keepers, team leaders.

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.

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.



Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame - 6/11/2016 - 6 pm - Stone Center
Induction ceremony for Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame and TR Bryan Award and dinner. Call 336.667.3171 to purchase tickets for this magnificent, yearly, musical event. Stone Center for Performing Arts is located at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 6/27/2016 - 7:00 pm - Watson Stage WCC
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.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 7/25/2016 - 7:00 pm - Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College
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.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 8/22/2016 - 7:00 pm - Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College
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.

Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention - 9/2/2016 - 7 pm - NC HWY 268 West
9/2/16-9/4/16 (Mile marker 8.6). Historic Happy Valley near Patterson NC. Competition, food, camping, exhibits, concerts on Sunday AND Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention will be offering “Instrument Makers Tent” Saturday. 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. Instruments and other musical items that were personally handcrafted at the Luthiers table will be for sale. All old or purchased instruments will be for display only.

Carolina in the Fall - 9/23/2016 - 11:00 am - 100 E Main St Wilkesboro
2nd annual festival 9/23/16-9/24/16. Have questions or want more information? Call 336-990-0747 or email michelle@heartoffolk.com! or visit carolinainthefall.org

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 9/26/2016 - 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 - 10/1/2016 - 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 - 10/24/2016 - 7:00 pm - Wilkes Heritage Museum
FRIENDLY REMINDER!!! WAFS monthly meeting moves to the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Main St. Wilkesboro, NC through March 2017! 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 - 11/28/2016 - 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.

No meeting due to holidays! - 12/1/2016 - 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 23, 2017.

Scholarship applications - 4/1/2017 - 12:00 MIDNIGHT - Mailed to John Lodgson
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2017. MAILING ADDRESS IS ON APPLICATION FORM. THIS INCLUDES APPLICATIONS FOR JAM CAMP AT MERLEFEST AND SWANNANOA GATHERING. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER MARCH 1 AS POSSIBLE. GOOD LUCK TO ALL APPLICANTS!


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