Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Hours
By Appointment OR
Tuesday- Friday, 11am – 5pm
Wednesdays until 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Closed Mondays

Questions? Please contact the Ramsey Center!

Karen Paar, Director and Archivist
(828) 689-1262 or kpaar@mhu.edu

A Community Celebration of Roots Music!
Every Thursday
The Bluegrass Jam
7pm-9pm, Zuma Coffee, Downtown Marshall

Every Tuesday - Sunday
Live Nightly Music at Blue Mountain Pizza, Downtown Weaverville

Check back for additional details and for more events!
Past Events:
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Performance by Primrose
Sponsored by Dry Ridge Historical Society
1pm, Community Room, Weaverville Public Library
Free Admission and Refreshments!

Friday, July 2, 2010
"Pickin' and Poetry on the Porch" Featuring Don Humphries
Sponsored by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a member of North Carolina Historic Sites
Noon - 2pm, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC

Sunday, August 1, 2010
Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth in Concert
Fundraiser for the Historic Ebbs Chapel School
7:30pm, Ebbs Chapel School, Mars Hill, NC
Tickets: $20
Available at www.madisoncountyarts.com or by calling (828) 649-1301.

Friday, August 6, 2010
"Pickin' and Poetry on the Porch" Featuring Don Lewis
Sponsored by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a member of North Carolina Historic Sites
Noon - 2pm, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC
FREE

Saturday, August 14, 2010
The Blackberry Festival
8am – 2pm
Ebbs Chapel School, Mars Hill, NC
Featuring Gospel music from The Shinola Troubadors, The Griggs Family and more!
FREE

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Live Performance by Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks
7pm - 10pm, Upper Quad, Mars Hill College
Brought to you by LifeWorks, Student Activities, and the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, in honor of the 1st Annual Mars Hill College United Way Day of Caring. Food and Drink by multiple Madison County restaurants.
FREE

Sunday, August 29, 2010
Goat Glands and Banjo Bands- The True Story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley told by master performer David Holt
4pm, Madison County Arts Council, Downtown Marshall, North Carolina
$15

Friday, September 3, 2010
"Pickin' and Poetry on the Porch" Featuring Carol Rifkin and Paul's Creek Band
Sponsored by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a member of North Carolina Historic Sites
Noon - 2pm, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC
FREE

Sunday, September 12, 2010
"Keeper of the Old Songs" by Joe Penland
Mountain Ballads, Stories, Pictures and Songs
4pm, The Church of the Little Flower in Sodom

Monday, September 13, 2010
"'Oh Brother' What Next? Understanding the Folk Fad" by Dr. Benjamine Filene
North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Presentation
6:30pm, Belk Auditorium, Mars Hill College
FREE
Generously sponsored by Zuma Coffee.

Friday, September 17, 2010
Tim Barnwell Photographic Show Opening
6pm – 8pm, Madison County Arts Council, Downtown Marshall, North Carolina
This show runs through November 6, 2010
Call (828) 649-1301 for more information.

Saturday, September 25, 2010
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music Exhibition Opening!
“Our Harmonies: A Community Celebration of Roots Music”
3pm, Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill College
FREE
Generously sponsored by Blue Mountain Pizza

Monday, September 27, 2010
"Harmonies on the Hill" Homecoming Event
Traditional Appalachian Dance with Big Circles, Squares and Contras
Music by the Linden Sisters, Called by Rodney Sutton
7pm - 10pm, The Loft, Mars Hill College

Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2010
SodomSong Gallery Opening at Zuma Coffee in Marshall, NC
SodomSong is a grouping of photographs by Rob Amberg showcasing the musical community in Sodom Laurel in the 1970s.

Friday, October 1, 2010
6pm - 8pm
SodomSong Gallery Opening at Zuma Coffee in Marshall, NC, with a Ballad Round Robin and Sing
SodomSong is a grouping of photographs by Rob Amberg showcasing the musical community in Sodom Laurel in the 1970s.

"Pickin' and Poetry on the Porch" Featuring Roger Howell, Kathryn Parham and Friends
Sponsored by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a member of North Carolina Historic Sites
Noon - 2pm, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC
FREE

Saturday, October 2, 2010
43rd Annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival
11am – 4pm, Upper Quad (FREE)
10:30am - Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Amphitheatre (FREE)
1:30pm – 3:30pm, Ballad and Story Swap, Peterson Conference Room (FREE)
7pm – Evening Concert, Moore Auditorium ($10 for Adults; $5 for those under 12) Featuring the region’s best traditional mountain music and ballad singers, and this year’s theme is “Old Harmonies, New Harmonies.”

"Harmonies On the Hill" MHC Homecoming 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Shape-Note Singing at Mars Hill College's Crossroads
11am, Broyhill Chapel
Enjoy this lecture by Dr. Joel Reed and performance by Mars Hill College Chamber Choir. You'll even learn how to sing in the shape-note singing tradition!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

“Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Linking the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress”
In addition to a special tour of the New Harmonies, teachers and school library media specialists will take part in a number of hands on activities that they can use in their classrooms in this all-day, free workshop. Lunch will be provided. Contact: AnneMarie Walter, Mars Hill College (awalter@mhc.edu or (828) 689-1181).
FREE

Saturday, October 9, 2010
Traditional Shape-Note Singing Concert
Appalachian Chamber Singers at Brigh Hope Laurel United Methodist Church
7pm
Take I-26 to Exit 3 (Wolf Laurel). Right at stop sign at end of exit ramp. Cross bridge. Right on 23A 1/4 mile. Left on Laurel Valley Road, the church is 1/4 mile on the left

Sunday, October 10, 2010
“SodomSong,” a Gallery Talk by Photographer Rob Amberg
1 pm, Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill College
In this talk, Photographer Rob Amberg will discuss his work to document the musicians of Madison County, including photographs that appear in his book Sodom Laurel Album. Amberg will also show photographs he made in the 1970s but is only printing now for display with the Mars Hill College exhibition on Madison County Music and a related show at Zuma Coffeehouse in Marshall during the month of October.
FREE
Generously sponsored by Zuma Coffee.
Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2010

North Carolina Humanities Council Teachers Institute, “Searching for the Real Thing in American Music”
For more information please visit: www.http://www.nchumanities.org/2008_TI_seminars.html
Mars Hill College

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Kids Day at “New Harmonies”
12pm – 4pm, Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill College
FREE

Thursday, October 28, 2010
“Jane Hicks Gentry” by Betty Smith
North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Presentation
6:30pm, Owen Theatre, Mars Hill College
FREE
Generously sponsored by Zuma Coffee.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Grand Masters Fiddler Tribute
Laura Boosinger hosts Paul Crouch, Arvil Freeman, Bobby Hicks, and Roger Howell, accompianed by Jerry Sutton
7pm, Mars Hill College
A fiddle show to send the exhibition on to Shelby, North Carolina!
FREE

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Last Day of "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" at Mars Hill College. The exhibition closes at 4pm.

Bailey Mountain Cloggers - Performance and Silent Auction
4pm - 7pm
Moore Auditorium, Mars Hill College
For more information contact Danielle Plimpton at (828) 689 - 1113 or dbuice@mhc.edu
$10 for Tickets

Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Mars Hill Homecoming Gospel Singing
The Primitive Quartet, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, The Simple Faith Quartet
$10 for Tickets in Advance; $14 at the Door. Children under 12 Free
For more information please contact Roger Boone at (828) 649-2914 or (828) 778-3350, or visit www.itsgospeltime.com

Saturday, November 18 - 21, 2010
Jazz at MHC
"Three Sisters"
7:30pm, Owen Theatre

Monday, November 22, 2010
MHC Percussion Ensemble
7:30pm, Moore Auditorium