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 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

September 4-5, 2015

The 45th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held September 4-5, 2015 at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. The main shows begin at 6:15 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, on the grand stage of Stuart Auditorium overlooking beautiful Lake Junaluska. Both nights will include a rich variety of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, jew's harp, bagpipes, spoons, saws, and folk ensembles.

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival musicians play under the tent.
Children play by the lake at intermission.

STAY WHERE THE ACTION IS: LAKE JUNALUSKA

2-Night Package:

  • 2 Night's Lodging
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Friday and Saturday concert tickets

Package rate varies based on facility and room type. Taxes applicable.

  • Lambuth Inn packages start at $125 per person based on two people in a room.
  • Terrace lakefront packages start at $138 per person based on two people in a room. 
  • Terrace northside packages start at $129 per person based on two people in a room. 

Call 800-222-4930 to book

Daily Schedule:

  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Free Open Tent Show
  • 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.  Auditorium Stage Performances

 Tickets:

  • Advance tickets: $10 
  • At the door: $12 

Purchase daily at the Lake Junaluska Bethea Welcome Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Call 828-452-2881.  

2015 Smoky Mountain Folk Festival Performers*

*Additional performers to be announced.

Friday, September 4th

 Open Tent Show

5 PM

Junior Appalachian Musicians
Boogertown Gap
The Trantham Family
Jim Lloyd
Spirit Fiddle
Betty Smith
& others!

Main Stage

6:30 PM
Stoney Creek Boys
Fines Creek Flatfooters
Hill Country
Betty Smith 

7 PM
J Creek Cloggers
Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart, & Calvin Parham
George & Brooke Buckner

7:30 PM
Mountain Tradition
Trantham Family Band

8 PM
Dixie Darlin’s Cloggers
Carol Rifkin, Jeannette Queen, & John Fowler
Laura Boosinger W/ The Midnight Plowboys

8:30 PM
Folk Heritage Smooth Dancers
The Cockman Family
Phil & Gaye Johnson
Honey Holler

9:30 PM
Cole Mountain Cloggers
Warren Wilson String Band W/ Phil Jamison
Spirit Fiddle
Stoney Creek Boys

And Others!
 

Saturday, September 5th

Open Tent Show

5 PM
William Ritter & Sara Ogletree
The Nick Pickers
Spirit Fiddle
The Trantham Family
Rob & Ann Lough
& others!

Main Stage

6:30 PM
Whitewater Bluegrass Co.
Southern Mountain Fire
The Nick Pickers
Mack Snoderly, Flave Hart, & Calvin Parham
Wilma Milsaps

7:15 PM
Green Valley Cloggers
Ann & Rob Lough
Trantham Family
Lorraine Conard

8 PM
Southern Appalachian Cloggers
Trevor & Travis Stuart
The Cockman Family

8:45 PM
Stoney Creek Cloggers
Angie & Ralph Toomey
Spirit Fiddle

9:30 PM
Blue Ridge Heritage Cloggers
Boogertown Gap
Jim Lloyd
Storyteller Steve Houser
Helena Hunt
Whitewater Bluegrass Co.

And Others!