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August 2021

Play Music on the Porch Day

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Play an instrument? Like to sing? Or just like music? Head on over to the Ramsey Center, where we'll participating in Play Music on the Porch Day, a worldwide music event. We'll be casually playing tunes outside (and maybe eating some snacks too). All styles of music are welcome!

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September 2021

Fall Appalachian Mountains Party

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community Life Pavilion & Fire Pit, 265 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Students, come on out for a fun evening to celebrate the fall and the fruits of the harvest. We'll have live music and games and information about all of the wonderful nearby resources that relate to our region: arts, outdoors, internships... We'll even have some food and some tasty treasures from our very own Mars Hill Garden! The Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies will host the event and we'll be joined by lots of other folks, including the Cothran Center…

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You Gave Me a Song

September 23 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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You Gave Me a Song Screening and Discussion You Gave Me a Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four-year-old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with photos and rare field recordings. Much of the film is told in Gerrard’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members…

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October 2021

Lunsford Festival

October 02 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons, College St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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During the Lunsford Festival, MHU’s Lunsford Commons is transformed into an all-day music festival celebrating regional music and dance traditions. It’s free and open to all: students, community members, and visitors! The event is the second-longest-running folk festival in Western North Carolina and is lots of fun for all ages. For more information, please contact Leila Weinstein on (828) 689-1115 or lweinstein@mhu.edu.

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Bascom Lamar Lunsford & Madison County Heritage Festivals

October 02 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons, College St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Spooky Stories

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Community Life Pavilion & Fire Pit, 265 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Spirit Ghost Halloween Horror Scary Creepy Spooky Join us for an evening of spooky Appalachian tales around a campfire with acclaimed storyteller Adam Booth. Get ready for Halloween with these stories that are not for the faint of heart...

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April 2022

Face Jug Making Demonstration

April 08 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Demonstration and talk about making a face jug and face jug history. More information coming soon.

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Hands-on Face Jug Workshop

April 09 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Make a face jug in this hands-on workshop - a companion to the event of the night before. More information coming soon!

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