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The Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Music Festival is coming to the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, September 23 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The Annual Festival, sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council and now in its 32ndÂ year, includes bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, and dancing. Instruments range from fiddle to dulcimer to guitar. And this year, the Festival is recognizing Bruce Greene for his contribution to the preservation of traditional music.Â
The Burnsville Town Center, only a short, half-block walk from the Town Square, fills with friends, family, and folks interested in participating in an evening of melody and song.Â
Internationally known Appalachian dulcimer player and the nightâ€™s emcee, Don Pedi, will introduce traditional balladeer and storyteller, Bobby McMillon, and musician and dancer Carol Rifkin with the Queen familyâ€”Jeannette and Mark. Also, during the evening, another family favorite, Jonah Riddle and the Carolina Express, will take to the stage with bluegrass and gospel that will get the spirits soaring.Â
Bruce Greene will be recognized by Will Ritter. And with a few friendsâ€”Jason Cade, Loy McWhirter, Rob Levin, and Don Pediâ€”perform several mountain favorites which are being preserved by the wealth of regional musicians, singers, storytellers, and dancers.
Music In The Mountains Folk Festival is a tribute to our regionâ€™s diverse musical heritage. Our evening celebration of traditional performers is uncommon in diversity and artistic excellence. Â Letâ€™s bring in the Fall together! Come join us in September!
Tickets will be available at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery in mid-September. Please check back for more information as the schedule is finalized.