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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 veritĂ© 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 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons, College St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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The Lunsford Festival is an all-day festival celebrating regional music and dance traditions. The event is the second oldest folk festival in Western North Carolina and was named in honor of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Lunsford was a musician and folklorist who dedicated his life to collecting and promoting the music of the Southern Appalachians. For more information, please contact Leila Weinstein at (828) 689-1115 or lweinstein@mhu.edu.

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