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- Event: Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival
The Bascom Lamar Lunsford Minstrel of Appalachia Festival, which began in 1967, is named for cofounder musician and folklorist Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who dedicated his life to collecting and preserving the music of Southern Appalachia. The festival features old-time mountain music, bluegrass, local Madison County musicians, and a traditional mountain ballad swap. It is organized by the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University.
Visit the Down The Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails Podcast Library to hear more about Bascom Lamar Lunsford and explore many bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina.
Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC
2018: Friday concert $TBD, Saturday Free
|Event Type||Concert / Performance, Festival|