Welcome to the Charlotte Folk Society

We are dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont since 1982.


When you join the Charlotte Folk Society, you become part of a rich and vibrant folk tradition that spans continents and centuries and lives on in the musicians that perform on our stage every month. Join or Renew

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When people sing together, community is created.  – Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary)

In addition to your annual membership, please consider making an additional gift of either $100.00+ to become a Sponsor or $300+ to become a Patron.

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Play Music with Others

Every weekend, jam groups in a variety of genres from bluegrass to Old-Time to Celtic gather together to participate in a vibrant and living tradition of song. Beginners and experienced players alike can find their place in the circle.

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Featured Events

Instrument Library Grand Re-Opening! Open House, Jam, and Workshop

Saint Martins Episcopal Church 1510 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC

Join us Saturday April 1 10-3pm as we celebrate the grand re-opening of the Charlotte Folk Society musical instrument “library” for lending instruments to those who would like to try before they buy. Open house, jams and free workshop after with special guest Gilbert Nelson "Dr. Jambo". St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte. 

Bluegrass JAM night – Birdsong Brewery (1st Thursday Each Month 5:30-9PM)

Birdsong Brewing Co. 1016 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC

It's Thirsty Thursday and Birdsong wants all Bluegrass Pickers to come JAM with them at their NoDa location! New beer release each Thursday and now you can hear / play some good old Bluegrass music. Inside and Outside if the weather permits. Pet Friendly. All Ages Welcome. Food trucks on site for some dinner. Bring the family and the dog .. have some food and try out a new beer. We'll be picking and grinning for hours...5:30PM to 9:00PM on the First Thursday of every month!

Belmont Abbey Bluegrass/Folk Jam (Every Friday 7-9pm)

Holy Grounds Coffee Shop (Belmont Abbey College) Wimmer Cir, Belmont, NC

Join us every Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 at Holy Grounds Coffee Shop on the beautiful campus of Belmont Abbey College. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The focus of this jam is building confidence while gaining familiarity with the (mostly) bluegrass repertoire.


The Charlotte Folk Society is supported, in part, by the Infusion Fund and its generous donors.

Infusion Fund


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