UNCA Hosts Folkmoot USA July 20-21;
Tickets on Sale for Only Asheville Performances
UNC Asheville will host the only Asheville tour stop of the celebrated Folkmoot
USA troupes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21.
The programs will take place in UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium and are open
to the public. Because of the intimate size of Lipinsky Auditorium,
advance ticket purchase is advised.
Voted a "Top 20 Event" by the Southeast Tourism Society,
Folkmoot USA features folk dance, music and culture from around the world.
Patterned after classic European festivals, dancers and musicians from
across the globe come to share their cultural heritage with colorful
native costumes and unique musical instruments. Depending on travel and
visa situations, some 350 artists from Egypt, Israel, Macedonia,
Manchuria, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the United
States and Uzbekistan will perform.
Tickets are on sale now for these two special performances. General
admission tickets are $15 or $20 and are available at UNCA's Office of
Student Life as well as the Folkmoot USA office in Waynesville. Special
prices for UNCA students and youths 12 and under are also available. To
charge Folkmoot tickets by phone, call the Folkmoot USA Office at
828/452-2997 or UNCA’s Student Life Office at 828/232-5000.
- Barbara Halton, UNCA Student Life Assistant Director, 828/251-6674
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526