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 Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation
 of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the North and South Carolinas Piedmont area.

Robin & Linda Williams
Charlotte Folk Society Gathering
Featuring Robin & Linda Williams!
September 12th
Robin and Linda Williams
Robin & Linda Williams

These fan favorites bring their own robust blend of bluegrass, folk old-time and acoustic country music to the September edition of the Charlotte Folk Society monthly Gatherings in concert at the Great Aunt Stella Center!

Robin & Linda's stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. These gifted songwriters have garnered the respect of their musical peers and had their songs covered by such artists as Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, Kathy Mattea to name a few.

Find out more about this exciting event by following this link!

The concert and gathering will be at the Great Aunt Stella Center, a beloved downtown landmark located at 926 Elizabeth Avenue (map here) on the edge of downtown Charlotte, was originally designed as a church. The former sanctuary offers a warm and beautiful performance space with seats for 400.

Admission. Please enter through the front doors only, which will open @ 7:00, after the sound check is done.

Handicapped Access. There is a handicap accessible entrance and an elevator for those who need it through the ground floor side door on the right side of the building (looking at the building from the parking lot).

Parking. Free surface and deck parking is available adjacent to the Stella Center. The arm of the nearby parking deck goes up for the weekend at 8 PM. So, you can grab a ticket on the way into the parking deck but you will not have to pay on the way out if you leave after 8 PM. Click on the link from GoogleEarth showing how to get from the Elizabeth Ave entrance to the parking deck.

Special Parking Instructions for this event!

Elizabeth Avenue is now open from Kings Drive only; the intersection with McDowell Street remains closed. If arriving via the 277 loop, exit onto 4th Street and enter the parking deck via the South entrance. and yes... we'll all be grateful when this construction is complete!!! Use the map in the following link to view a suggested way to enter the parking deck from 4th Street.

To access the Great Aunt Stella Center parking, drive through the Parking Deck to get to parking spaces beside the Great Aunt Stella Center. If those are taken, you can simply park in the deck (see instructions above) and walk over. If you need to drop passengers off before parking, you can enter the parking lot off Elizabeth from King Street, then find your parking spot in the garage.

Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free. Donations are appreciated and essential to presenting the concert series in the Stella Center. The hour-long concert will be followed by refreshments, a Song Circle, an Old Time Instrumental Slow Jam, or an occasional fast jam. Visitors are also invited to the Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club meeting after the concert, where folks are invited to try out a "loaner" dulcimer and join their session..

Arts & Science Council / NC Arts Logo

CFS Gatherings are made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Jamming on the Green!

Jamming on the Green!
CFS Old-Time Music Jam & Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 6th - Rain or Shine

The Charlotte Folk Society's 8th Annual Old-Time Acoustic Music Jam and Ice Cream Social takes place on Saturday, September 6th, 1 - 5 PM. We are pleased to again partner with the Charlotte Museum of History in holding this popular event on the grounds of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, 3500 Shamrock Drive, between Eastway Drive and Sharon Amity Road. The Storytellers Guild of Charlotte joins us again as a welcomed partner and Guild members will tell stories throughout the afternoon.

Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

Hezekiah Alexander Homesite

The Hezekiah Alexander Homesite provides the perfect setting for families to enjoy an old fashioned summer afternoon with storytelling, open jam sessions, a song circle, children's musical activities, and, of course, ice cream – as long as it lasts. Activities on the grounds are free. There is a charge to tour the Hezekiah Alexander Home.

Visit the Full Story Page to get all the details about this great outdoor family event!

Orpheus Supertones

Orpheus Supertones
Special Charlotte Appearance of the
Orpheus Supertones!

Friday, September 19th, 7:30 PM
at the Levine Museum of the New South!

If you want to buy tickets online right now,
follow this link!

A Rare Charlotte Performance by the World Famous Orpheus Supertones! Foot Stomping Music & A Contagious Good Time with Pete Peterson, Kellie Allen, Hiliary Dirlam, Clare Milliner and Walt Koken. Six-time prize winners in the prestigious traditional string band competition at the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop WV, and prize winners galore at countless music contests, the Orpheus Supertones have set the new standard in the Old Time Appalachian Music tradition!

This concert will take place in the Harris Hall at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St Charlotte, NC. Come early to browse the Museum's exhibits, and the Museum offers complimentary parking validation after 5pm in the Seventh Street Parking Deck!

For more information about these new legends of Old Time music and how you can order tickets online, check out the Full Story Page! Be sure to guarantee your seats today!

Renew or Become a Member Today
and Your Membership Will Be Good
Through December !

Join the Folk Society today and to earn up to four months of free membership in the Charlotte Folk Society. You'll keep up with all the important events and happenings in the Charlotte region, plus get the inside story on many special artists and artisans throughout the year! Follow this link to the CFS Membership Offer page to take advantage of this great bargain!

CFS Music CD:  Celebration: 25 Years of The Charlotte Folk Society.
CD 'Celebration:  25 Years of The Charlotte Folk Society'

In 2007, as part of the Folk Society's 25th anniversary year, we produced a wonderful compact disc. 21 songs have been compiled on a single CD that represents some of the more memorable performers over our 25 year history. You'll love it! It is available for $10 at Folk Society events, or you can order it at the following link. Listen to samples; Buy the CD!

DVD Cover for Pebble in a Pond
Pebble in a Pond DVD: The Story Of the Charlotte Folk Society

Pebble in a Pond is a documentary about the Charlotte Folk Society. This program debuted on WTVI on November 22, 2010 and has aired many times since.

Marilyn Meacham Price truly tossed a "pebble in a pond" when she founded the Charlotte Folk (Music) Society in 1982, and the ripples continue ever outward. Supported and nurtured by a succession of volunteers, the organization has not only achieved its mission, but also created a very special community in the process.

Order your copy and learn more about the Pebble in the Pond DVD today!



The Violin Shoppe

The Violin Shoppe

2112 East 7th Street
(between Caswell & Laurel)
Charlotte, NC 28204

10 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM

Hot Summer Deals throughout the shop.

Ohana Ukuleles, Recording King Guitars & Banjos.

Amazing selection of fiddles. Palatino upright bass.

Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton

Now offering Flute & Tin Whistle Instruction by Sharon Fogerty

Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.

Ongoing Events!

Mint Hill Old Time Jam


Meets Saturdays at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill. Get all the details by checking out the Mint Hill Jam web page!

Queen City Bluegrass Jam


Meets bi-weekly at the Asbury Care Center on Shamrock Drive. Learn details by joining the Queen City Bluegrass Jam's Meetup Group!

VOLUNTEER NOW: NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? Attention students! If your school requires you to work community service hours, the Charlotte Folk Society has lots of volunteer opportunities!

Mountain Dulcimer
The Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club meets on the second Friday of each month.

JOY IN SONG: COMMUNITY SINGERS WANT YOUR VOICE . This is an open invitation to anyone who is interested in singing with the
Community Singers!

DO YOU CLOG . . . and want to participate on a team? Call Adele Greenfield
at 704-588-2855.