Blue Ridge Folklife Festival 2013
Ferrum College continued its 40-year tradition of celebrating the region’s music and craft heritage with its annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival held Saturday, October 26, 2013. This year’s event out shown other festivals across the country with the addition of two new music workshops, 23 music acts, three music stages, and variety of activities and crafts to suit young and old alike.

“This year’s Folklife Festival presented the most robust music offering we’ve had in 40 years,” explained Roddy Moore, Institute Director. “Each year we continue to grow and identify new ways to celebrate the rich history and folk culture of the beautiful Blue Ridge region, and this year was no different. This is, by far, the most authentic celebration of folk heritage anywhere in the country.”

The 2013 Folklife Festival, a Crooked Road Music Trail “Major Venue” added two new interactive workshops that paid homage to unique rural music styles: whistling and old style piano playing.

The Blue Ridge Folkife Festival is held annually on the fourth Saturday of October.
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