Appalshop in DC! September 24-27

Appalshop is proud to be in DC for an American Folklife Center event “Since 1968: Cultural Organizations, Programming and Documentation, and Community Enrichment in New York, Kentucky, and Washington D.C.” on Monday, September 24 at 1 pm. The afternoon symposium features the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, as well as the Drum and Spear Bookstore. We’ll all reflect on 50 years of traditional arts at the Library of Congress, Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, with Appalshop Director Alex Gibson and Co-founder/ Filmmaker Herb E. Smith. The event is free and open to the public.

For a more intimate Appalshop media experience, join us Tuesday, September 25 for an evening with Appalshop & a double feature of our very best Bluegrass films: The Ralph Stanley Story and Hazel Dickens: Its Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song. Filmmaker & Appalshop Founder Herb E. Smith with be on the scene with Appalshop Director Alex Gibson. Appalshop media & merch will be for sale and a Q & A with the filmmaker will follow our first feature, The Ralph Stanley Story.

Tickets are on sale now for $15 

Long time partners, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), are also honoring the National Heritage Fellows with a ceremony and concert this week in September. We’re excited to attend the awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 26, an opportunity to hear remarks by the 2018 Fellows and meet them at a post-event reception.

Hope to see many of our DC family and friends while in the Capitol city! Can’t meet up but want to support our trip? A donation would help make it possible!