Folkmoot performers join Mountain Street Dance

Jul 23, 2014

Mountain Street Dances, sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association, are held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evenings in front of the historic Haywood County Courthouse.

The Main Street area, immediately in front of the courthouse, is closed to traffic and parking at 5 p.m. Instead of the usual cars‚ attendees will find a stage, bleachers, and asphalt covered with a thick dusting of corn meal to create a dance area.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket, limited bleacher seating is available. Bring your dancing shoes, but leave pets at home as they are not allowed by town ordinance. Light refreshments are available at the venue for purchase and downtown restaurants are open for dinner.

Lively instructions are given by master of ceremonies and dance caller, Joe Sam Queen, who throughout the evening teaches audience members some basic square dancing in the traditional Appalachian style.

Each night features a bluegrass band, performances by a local clogging team, and intermission entertainment by The Trantham Family. This Friday's entertainment will be provided by Eddie Rose & Highway 40 and the Green Valley Cloggers. Folkmoot performers will also be joining in on the dance.