Smoky Mountain Folk Festival celebrates 41st year

Mountain musicians and dancers galore flock to celebration
By Stina Sieg | Sep 04, 2011
Photo by: Stina Sieg Nick Hallman, who has attended the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival for decades, plays a tune before taking the stage.

Lake Junaluska's Stuart Auditorium was alive with the sounds of mountain music makers, cloggers and ecstatic applause Friday and Saturday nights. The Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, which Joe Sam Queen has helped run since its first year in 1970, has featured many of the same musicians and dancers throughout the decades. This year's lineup included Carol Rifkin with Paul's Creek, Whitewater Bluegrass Co., Don Pedi and many more.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Woody and Lucy Adams | Sep 07, 2011 20:11

My goodness how we love the Folk festival at Lake Junaluska.  We feel as if those dear folks are part of our family.  Thank you for enriching our Labor Day festivities with such wholesome family happiness.  We have lived here 11 years and look forward to these marvelous folks coming to our auditorium and in the surrounding tents..  God's blessings always,,,, and please come again - forever!

Lucy Adams  



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