Folkmoot preserves local and international cultures, and cultivates opportunities for community education and prosperity. Folkmoot recognizes that a community's arts and cultural assets are a strong tool for economic development and an essential element of sustaining and improving quality of life.
Folkmoot LIVE! presents:
Jake Blount & Nic Gareiss
Jake Blount (Providence, RI) is a singer and multi-instrumentalist described by NPR as “an Afrofuturist in roots-music garb.” A winner of the 2021 Steve Martin Banjo Prize and a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, American Songwriter has dubbed him the “King of Roots.” Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (Lansing, MI) has been named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” and has been hailed by The New York Times for their “dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian dance.” In 2020, Gareiss received the Michigan Heritage Award, the highest honor his home state bestows on traditional artists.
Blount and Gareiss are not only skilled performers, but researchers with degrees in ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. Their years of experience as performers, educators and scholars in their respective traditions have drawn them close to the creative force at the heart of music-making.
Doors open at 5:30 pm at the Queen Auditorium (112 Virginia Ave in Waynesville). Concert begins at 7 p.m. Come early to eat at local food trucks, parked out front; and to enjoy our Folkmoot LIVE! bar, with beer and wine service.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Children 12 and under are free!
Date & Time
Thu, May 11, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Queen Auditorium at the Folkmoot Friendship Center112 Virginia Avenue
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786