Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, January 13th, 2017, at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue. Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free. Doors open at 7pm, and it’s strongly suggested that you arrive early. Donations are appreciated and essential to presenting the concert series in the Stella Center. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground-level door. Free parking is available adjacent to the Stella Center. Refreshments, a song circle, and a jam session follow the event.
The 16th Annual Charlotte Folk Society Young Talent Showcase Gathering takes place on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 7:30 PM, in the Great Aunt Stella Center (926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte 28204). Doors open at 7 PM.
CFS annually hosts this non-threatening public performance for young musicians in order to encourage them to carry on the musical traditions we cherish. Preservation of the music is an essential part of our mission. The best means of preservation is to have generation after generation continue playing it. Please help us encourage the future of our music by attending and affirming these young people!
Showcase performers range in age from six to eighteen, play a variety of instruments, and will share several traditions with the audience – old-time, Celtic, country, bluegrass, and singer/songwriter. A new addition this year will be a pipes and drums group. Showcase musicians include winners of regional competitions, two Folk Society scholarship recipients, and some who have performed on national radio programs, in international music festivals, and at MerleFest.
We appreciate and applaud all the parents who support their children’s interests in music and the teachers who help develop their interests. Thanks especially to Mary Shumway for coordinating this year’s showcase.
Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free. Donations are appreciated and essential to holding Gatherings in the Great Aunt Stella Center. Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions, songwriters’ circle, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Free parking is available in the 4th Street Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street. Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building.