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Date

September 23 - 24, 2016

Location

100 E Main St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Remaining

Speakers

20+ Artists

Carolina in the Fall … thinking about it conjures up images of brilliant colors and cooler temperatures. A time when life slows down and nature’s beauty speeds up! With that as a backdrop, Carolina in the Fall brings “New Carolina Music” to the foothills of North Carolina. Heart of Folk, LLC is proud to announce a new (but not so new) music and food festival.

On the old Courthouse Square in historic downtown Wilkesboro, the Kruger Brothers will host some of North Carolina’s best folk/ roots music bands. They will be joined by bands from other areas that tip their hats to the rich musical history of Wilkes, the heart of American Folk Music. This year’s line-up will be announced on March 1.

Have questions or want more information?  Call 336-990-0747 or email michelle@heartoffolk.com!

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Schedule / 2016

BackPorch Bluegrass

Since 2005, there have been many versions of BackPorch Bluegrass as many great musicians have come and gone. David Culler, the leader and founder of the group

Locust Honey

As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of

Sarah Siskind with Travis Book

Sarah Siskind continues to be one of today’s most respected and covered songwriters as well as a stand-out independent artist, who Spin Magazine calls “an artist you must hear

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

I am living in a dream when I wake You are my bright shining star you guide the way . . Wake. The evocative one-word title speaks volumes about what’s happening

Humming House

The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet

The Infamous Stringdusters

Tradition and innovation provide the interlocking roots of bluegrass and its descendants, a lively dance of elements skipping comfortably from ancient jigs to radio ditties to spacious experimentation. THE

Kid’s Showcase

Local teacher Larry Skipper will bring some of his talented students out to showcase their talents.  These kids and more will be performing in an extended set on Saturday

Arcadian Wild

Choir class is where all great things begin. Perhaps not a mantra held by many, but it rings true for the members of The Arcadian Wild, a folk trio

The Trailblazers

The Trailblazers is a band that consists of Jonah Horton-mandolin, Daniel Thrailkill-guitar, Will Thrailkill-bass & Alex Edwards-banjo.

Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker

Wayne Henderson Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also

Moore Family Band

Currently residing in Graham, NC, Salt and Light the Moore Family Band is an all-sibling Bluegrass band, ranging in age from 21 to 10 years old. From oldest to

Strictly Strings

Strictly Strings is an Appalachian Old-Time band born in Boone North Carolina. The band was originally an old-time fiddle class in the Junior Appalachian Musicicians (J.A.M) Program, instructed by

Wayne Henderson

Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed

The Buck Stops Here

The buck stops here (gailanne, shona, julie, & rebecca) is versatile group of instrumentalists and vocalists from virginia, north carolina and florida. While the band is steeped in the

Bandit’s Roost

Bandit's Roost from Elkin, NC, brings its audiences an array of original and fresh sounding material that melds the backgrounds of these talented songwriters and instrumentalists into a unique

Locust Honey Fiddle Workshop

As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of

Contra Dance

Bob and Roberta Kogut host our Contra Dances with many special guest players.  For young and old, experienced and brand new, come have a great time dancing and making

The Slocan Ramblers Workshop

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging

The Honey Dewdrops

In the summer of 2014, after a long stretch of living on the road, performing and writing across the U.S., Americana songwriters and Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey

The Contenders

The legend Levon Helm said that if you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart, and good performance, the song will play you. If that’s true, then Jay

Snyder Family Band

The Snyder Family Band from Lexington, NC, performs a blend of family friendly music that appeals to all ages and audiences. What the listener will find exciting about a

Molly Tuttle Band

A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when

Front Country

Don't ask Front Country what kind of music they play. Just listen. What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a

Flatt Lonesome

FLATT LONESOME is a young, new group of pickers fresh to the scene. While deeply-rooted in bluegrass music’s historic classics, they also have an energetic flair for country sounds,

The Steel Wheels

Some things come to be in their own time, of their own accord. Such has been the case with The Steel Wheels. In the beginning, it was simply a

The Kruger Brothers & Symphony of the Mountains

In an ever-expanding body of work, Jens Kruger (banjo, vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar, lead vocals), and Joel Landsberg (bass, vocals) personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms

Rocky Point Band

Rocky Point Band is an Americana band, for a lack of a better category. The music is primarily a mix of bluegrass, country, rock, and gospel covers and some

Banjo & Food Truck Championship

Join us for the first ever North Carolina Banjo Championship!  Judging will take place Saturday Morning and the winner will be announced from The Carolina Stage at 3:50. The winner

Hook & Bullet

Hook & Bullet is made up of Audrey and James Barnes. Based in the Shenandoah Valley, we hail from Wilkes Co., North Carolina – the land of Doc Watson

ShadowGrass

"ShadowGrass", is a bluegrass band, consisting of young musicians from SW Virginia and Western North Carolina, that love playing bluegrass music together. Members: Kitty Amaral - fiddle, vocals Presley Barker

Nora Jane Struthers and Joe Overton

Nora Jane Struthers and Joe Overton of Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line come together for a duet on the Foothills Stage.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_kSFgHpzpE

Time Sawyer

Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer

ShadowGrass

“ShadowGrass”, is a bluegrass band, consisting of young musicians from SW Virginia and Western North Carolina, that love playing bluegrass music together. Members: Kitty Amaral – fiddle, vocals Presley Barker

The Hook & Bullet

Hook & Bullet is made up of Audrey and James Barnes. Based in the Shenandoah Valley, we hail from Wilkes Co., North Carolina – the land of Doc Watson

Uncle Joe and The Shady Rest

An acoustic band dedicated to crossing boundaries of time and musical genres. Elizabeth Carter, Marty Absher, Andrew Triplett, Jim Trice and Larry Skipper

The Trailblazers

The Trailblazers is a band that consists of Jonah Horton-mandolin, Daniel Thrailkill-guitar, Will Thrailkill-bass & Alex Edwards-banjo.

Contra Dance

Bob and Roberta Kogut host our Contra Dances with many special guest players. For young and old, experienced and brand new, come have a great time dancing and making

Cane Mill Road

Band Biography Cane Mill Road is a youth bluegrass band from the Appalachian Mountains in Deep Gap, North Carolina. The band plays bluegrass, old-time Appalachia, newgrass, and progressive bluegrass music,

Carolina Jam /

Each evening, the festival will shut down on Main Street around 10:30 pm and move to the Yadkin Valley Event Center at the Holiday Inn Express Wilkesboro for the Carolina Jam.  The Carolina Jam will be hosted by the Kruger Brothers and feature artists from the day’s performances, as well as special guests.  These jam sessions will provide unique performances and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the artists on hand.  Late night sessions will begin after all music has ended downtown.  There are a limited number of  VIP tickets available which grant access to the Carolina Jam, so act quickly.   If you are a music lover, these intimate performances are some of the most enjoyable memories you will make.

NC Banjo Championship /

Carolina in the Fall will be hosting the 2016 North Carolina Banjo Championships. Jens Kruger, of The Kruger Brothers and one of the top banjo players in the world will serve as the host for the championships. “I am thrilled to host the banjo championship and I look forward to welcoming many of the nation’s top pickers as they compete to hold the annual title. Carolina in the Fall is the perfect setting for the North Carolina Banjo Championship and we look forward to many years of great banjo competition”, said Jens.

The North Carolina Banjo Championship is sponsored by Deering Banjos, makers of the world’s finest instruments. There will be prizes for the top three spots.  Judges for the championship will be respected local and national banjo artists and instructors.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Ticket Options / Round 2 Pricing

Single Day General Admission

30$

Access to festival grounds for Friday or Saturday
Access to Food Trucks
Access to Beer Garden

2-Day General Admission

50$

General Admission Ticket
Access to festival grounds for both days
Access to Food Trucks
Access to Beer Garden

Vendors / Information & Applications

We look forward to showcasing some of the regions best food with the Carolina in the Fall Food Truck Championship! Representatives from the region will be selected to judge the competition with a prize of $500 going to the winner.  Judges will be announced prior to the festival.  All food vendors participating in the festival must serve from a self-contained food truck.  If you are interested in submitting an application, please download the following document and email to michelle@heartoffolk.com.  The deadline to apply is July 1.   Food Truck Application
Carolina in the Fall will serve as the host to a Bier Garten full of the areas finest craft brewers and vintners!  If you are interested in being a part of this event, please download and complete the application.  Submit inquiries to michelle@heartoffolk.com.  The deadline to apply is July 1.  Craft Brewer / Vintner Application
A limited number of arts/crafts/goods vendors will be selected to participate in this year's festival.  If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, please fill out the application and email to michelle@heartoffolk.com.  The deadline to apply is July 1.  Arts / Craft Vendor Application

Event Location

Historic Downtown Wilkesboro
100 East Main St Wilkesboro, NC 28697, United States

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