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Friends of Bailey Mountain fall meeting

Renfro 307 147 Bailey St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

This community group convenes to support stewardship of Bailey Mountain including preservation, management and access. We meet quarterly and are open to all. For more information visit libguides.mhu.edu/bailey or contact BaileyMtn@mhu.edu.

The Value and Mystery of Rivercane

Ferguson Health Sciences Center, Room 306

Join biologist and geographer Dr. Adam Griffith, former director of the Rivercane Restoration Program (2008-2014) as he discusses the rich history and current state of rivercane, one of the few types of bamboo native to North America. Dr. Griffith currently works at the EBCI Cooperative Extension and coordinates with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians […]

Representing a Region and Its Cuisine: Professor Erica Abrams Locklear Discusses Appalachia on the Table

Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306 211 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

In this talk, Professor Abrams Locklear will discuss her new book, Appalachia on the Table: Representing Mountain Food and People. Using literary representations of food in Appalachia as her guide, Abrams Locklear traces the evolution of public perceptions about mountain cuisine from coarse to haute. Erica Abrams Locklear is a professor of English and the […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

Bobby McMillon Legacy Project Tribute Concert

Owen Theatre 44 College St, Mars Hill, United States

Please join us to celebrate the Bobby McMillon Legacy Project at Mars Hill University. This is a project, funded in part by South Arts, preserves and makes accessible the collections of the legendary Bobby McMillon (1951-2021), who was an extraordinary ballad-singer, storyteller, and folklorist. McMillon was from western North Carolina and performed all over the […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ (We Will Speak): Film Screening

Owen Theatre 44 College St, Mars Hill, United States

Join the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies; the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and the Indigenous Student Association as we present a screening of We Will Speak, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers: directors ᎤᎶᎩᎳ / Schon Duncan and Michael McDermit, producer ᎨᎳᏗ / Keli Gonzales, and cinematographer Jacob Koestler. With fewer than 1,500 fluent […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

Square Dance

The LOFT (McConnell) 54 College St., Mars Hill, NC, United States

(Image: Courtesy of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University) Join us for a square dance in MHU’s Loft with caller Rodney Sutton! No experience necessary – first-timers are welcome. Music provided by the French Broadcasters. Brought to you by the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies and the Office of Campus […]

Larry & Joe Live at Mars Hill University

(Photo: Billie Wheeler) Larry & Joe is the duo of Joropo maestro Larry Bellorín (Monagas, Venezuela) and GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and old-time star Joe Troop (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). These two virtuosic multi-instrumentalists fuse their respective Venezuelan and Appalachian folk traditions on the harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, and maracas to inspire joy and unity […]