About Charlotte Folk Society

Since our founding in 1982, the Charlotte Folk Society has introduced thousands of folks, both young and old, to the roots and branches of the many traditional folkways of the Carolina Piedmont: from dance to craft to storytelling  and most especially the music. The heartbeat of the Charlotte Folk Society is our monthly public Gatherings held without fail for a remarkable, consistent 40 plus years of gathering together in the community to hear, share, play and keep the music alive.

Each year, our Gatherings season will be held On the Second Saturday of the Month at the Great Aunt Stella Center for most of the season, with other events at Saint Martins Episcopal Church.

Gatherings showcase award-winning regional, national, and international performers from the musical traditions that contribute to the Carolina Piedmont sound: Old-Time, Bluegrass, Celtic, Blues, Gospel, Americana, Contemporary Folk, and Balladry.

Over the decades, performers have included both legendary culture-bearers and talented, young musicians taking old traditions in new directions. Gathering concerts feature food trucks, fellowship, jamming, and a song circle: time for folks to get to know each other, learn and share and build community.

We look forward to seeing ya’ll live and in-person on Saturday evenings!   Jamming starts at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM.

Reservations for for all Gatherings can made through the Reservations Link on our website : folksociety.org.

This years Gatherings line-up are made possible in part by gifts from generous contributions of our members. Thank you for your generous financial support of the Charlotte Folk Societys mission to promote the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont.

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