Saturday, December 9th The Charlotte Folk Society invites you to jam with special guests, Leigh and Gilbert Nelson, who tell us, “Some think you need to get good to play with others, but wise are those who know you need to play with others to get good.” Gilbert and Leigh will host a free bluegrass jam workshop starting at 3:00. Following our brief annual meeting, Gilbert and Leigh will lead us in a Holiday Sing-Along & Jam, with all your favorite tunes of the season. Steve Houser will be also be telling holiday stories.
Come and join us for a full evening of entertainment and socializing. Gatherings continue to be a full evening of fun, family friendly events at our amazing location: Great Aunt Stella Center in downtown Charlotte, located at 926 Elizabeth Avenue.
Food Trucks are often on site, and Bluegrass and Old Time jams generally will precede the featured concert. Check the specific Gathering event page for start times and location. There is no cost to attend the Gatherings, although for those who can, we encourage $15.00 per person donation, so that we can meet operational costs.
Front Porch Series
CFS Front Porch Music is an intimate summer concert series with a laid-back atmosphere with friends and family. Enjoy the cool air conditioning inside Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church.Food by Dahlia Grove, a not-for-profit agency which empowers and employs women survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.Food sales will support their mission.
Make Your Event Special With Regional Music
The Charlotte Folk Society has extensive resources to help you with your special event or conference, whether you want just a taste of this region’s Appalachian musical heritage or a full evening of music and dance with audience participation.
Some of the ways folks use our network are:
- Hire an Old Time duet for a wedding
- Hire a trio of musicians for a birthday party
- Hire a singer/songwriter for your anniversary
- Hire a Bluegrass Band for a BBQ
We discuss your needs with you and you make one payment to us. We take care of the rest — lining up the musicians, paying the musicians, etc. Email us at hireCFS@folksociety.org for more details.
Our earnings from this service helps support the ongoing work of the Folk Society.