Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society - Wilkes County North Caraolina

ANNOUNCEMENTS


CLICK ON SCHOLARSHIP AND PRINT THE APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR 2015. SPACE IS LIMITED SO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN! PLEASE APPLY BY MARCH 31, 2015 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 for scholarships 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 will return in the spring of, 2015. 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. 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 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.



WAFS Monthly Meeting - 3/23/2015 - 7:00 pm - Wilkes Heritage Museum
Still time to pay dues! Join us at the Wilkes Heritage Museum in downtown Wilkesboro on Main St. for our monthly meeting and jam. We will meet at 7pm for a short business meeting. After our feature work shop, we'll move into groups for old-time, acoustic folk, and blue grass jams. The museum is handicap friendly with an elevator at the back entrance, please no pets, alcohol, or tobacco. See you there.

Celebration of Music Dr. T.R.Bryan Jam - 4/19/2015 - 2:00 pm Pickin - WAFS tents on the WCC MerleFest grounds across from Thompson Hall
Sunday: 2 pm CELEBRATION OF MUSIC Everyone invited to honor Dr. Bryan. Before Dr. Bryan passed away in 2011, he requested the Pickin' start on Sunday prior to the festival. ARMBAND NOT REQUIRED. Free admission. Kruger Brothers, Elkville String Band, Back Porch Bluegrass Band, and WAFS members are expected to participate. Meet members of Dr. Bryan's family that are carrying on his legacy and his love for music. Plan on joining us in kicking off the 28th year of MerleFest All ages, musicians, dancers, singer, spectators, welcome! Tobacco and alcohol free campus. Parking in Alumni Hall lots. Musicians subject to change.

WAFS Monthly Meeting Yearly Membership Dues - 4/20/2015 - 7:00 pm Pickin - WAFS tents on the WCC MerleFest grounds, across from Thompson Hall on the green
NOTE MEETING WILL BE THIRD MONDAY THIS MONTH DUE TO MERLEFEST!! Remember to pay your membership dues if you haven't already. $20 individual $25 family! Monday 7:00 pm, come jam with WAFS for our special MerleFest member meeting and jam. Members and friends from all over the world have come to enjoy the pre-festival activities at our tents. It's a great time to renew old acquaintances and create new ones. ARMBAND NOT REQUIRED. We look forward to seeing you Monday and throughout the rest of the week. Alcohol and tobacco free campus. Park in lots at alumni hall.

Pre-MerleFest Jam - 4/21/2015 - 6 pm - WAFS tents on the WCC MerleFest grounds Pickin
Tuesday 6 pm, more jamming with WAFS members and friends at our tents located across from Thompson Hall on the green! This is a pre-festival activity and ARMBAND NOT REQUIRED. Free admission. Tobacco and alcohol free campus. Still time to pay dues! Park in lots at Alumni Hall.

Pre-MerleFest Jam - 4/22/2015 - 6 pm Pickin - WCC campus MerleFest Pickin
Wednesday 6 pm, more jamming with WAFS members and friends at our tents located across from Thompson Hall on the green. This is a pre-festival activity ARMBAND NOT REQUIRED. Free admission. Still time to pay dues! Tobacco and alcohol free campus. Park in lots at Alumni Hall.

WAFS Events during MerleFest - 4/23/2015 - 2:30-8:30 pm - Pickin
Thursday ARMBAND REQUIRED. WAFS provides three jamming tents throughout the MerleFest activities: Old-Time, Traditional, Anything Goes. Come jam with members and guests from all over the world at any time during your attendance at MerleFest. Pull up a chair and start pickin'. We also have a wooden dance floor for all you dancers. And of course, everyone's welcome to listen!

WAFS Events during MerleFest - 4/24/2015 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Pickin Place - WAFS tents on the WCC MerleFest grounds
Friday ARMBAND REQUIRED, WAFS provides three jamming tents throughout the MerleFest activities: Old-Time, Traditional, Anything Goes. Come jam with members and guests from all over the world at any time during your attendance at MerleFest. Pull up a chair and start pickin'. We also have a wooden dance floor for all you dancers. And of course, everyone's welcome to listen!

WAFS Events during MerleFest - 4/25/2015 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Pickin Place - WAFS tents on the WCC MerleFest grounds
Saturday ARMBAND REQUIRED. WAFS provides three jamming tents throughout the MerleFest activities: Old-Time, Traditional, Anything Goes. Come jam with members and guests from all over the world at any time during your attendance at MerleFest. Pull up a chair and start pickin'. We also have a wooden dance floor for all you dancers. And of course, everyone's welcome to listen!

WAFS Events during MerleFest - 4/26/2015 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm - Pickin
Sunday ARMBAND REQUIRED. WAFS provides three jamming tents throughout the MerleFest activities: Old-Time, Traditional, Anything Goes. Come jam with members and guests from all over the world at any time during your attendance at MerleFest. Pull up a chair and start pickin'. We also have a wooden dance floor for all you dancers. And of course, everyone's welcome to listen!

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 5/25/2015 - 7:00 pm - Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College
Join WAFS as we MOVE FOR THE SUMMER to the Watson Stage on the campus of Wilkes Community College for the first of our spring/summer outdoor meetings and jams.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 6/22/2015 - 7:00 pm - Wilkes Community College MerleFest 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.

WAFS Monthly Meeting - 7/27/2015 - 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 - 8/24/2015 - 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 - 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!

Fall Jam - 10/11/2015 - 2 pm - Whipporwill Village
DATE AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE, 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.

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 - 12/7/2015 - 5:00pm - Wilkes Public Library
DATE AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Come join us and enjoy our free Christmas Program at the Library. 5:00pm - 6:45pm

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.


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