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Hunter to Receive Lunsford Award

A highlight of the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival is the presentation of its namesake award. This year’s recipient of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award is Brian Hunter, a longtime fixture on the mountain music scene. The award will be presented at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, on the main stage... [READ MORE]


Lunsford Festival Returns for 51st Year at MHU

Western North Carolina’s second-oldest folk music festival returns to the Mars Hill University campus for its 51st year. The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival takes place Saturday, October 6, 2018. The festival brings together some of the region’s finest musicians and dancers for a day of performances, workshops, and impromptu jams. Festival hours... [READ MORE]


Zoe & Cloyd Headline Winter’s Tune Concert (with guests Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey)

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, which also presents the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival (one of the oldest folk music festivals in the country), explores the history, culture, and environment of the Southern Appalachian region. For the past few years the center has presented Winter’s Tune to celebrate the... [READ MORE]