Gatherings

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.

March Gathering: The Special Consensus (and WandaFest 2024)

Great Aunt Stella Center 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC, United States

Saturday, March 9th – 7:30 pm GREAT AUNT STELLA CENTER 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Hall of Greats, and includes Dan Eubanks (bass), Greg Blake (guitar) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin).

$15
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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.