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Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:06

Downtown Waynesville celebrates Appalachian heritage

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An Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration will showcase mountain culture, heritage, music, dance, storytelling, arts and crafts and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on Main Street in downtown Waynesville.

Headliners for the festival include David Holt and Michael Reno Harrell. Holt will be taking the courthouse stage at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Harrell plays the stage at the south end of the street at noon, and the courthouse stage at 2:30 p.m. Storyteller Bob Plott graces the stage in at 3:15 p.m. 

Other live music and dance will be provided by Barefoot Movement, Fall Creek, Doug Trantham & Family, The Ross Brothers, Radio Hill Jam Group, J. Creek Cloggers, Southern Appalachian Cloggers and the Fines Creek Flatfooters, and pick up jam sessions along the street. Food vendors will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association.

The festival coincide with the Civil War Commemorative Weekend on June 7-8 at the Shelton House in Waynesville. A living history war camp with military and civilian reenactors will be onsite. 

828.456.3517 or www.downtownwaynesville.com.

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