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Lunsford Festival Returning To Mars Hill University


September 10, 2018

Roger Howell and Friends, comprised from left to right of Amanda Luther, Howell, Jerry Sutton and Brandon Johnson, perform during the 2017 Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival.

Western North Carolina's second-oldest folk music festival returns to the Mars Hill University campus for its 51st year. The Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 6.

The festival brings together some of the region's finest musicians and dancers for a day of performances, workshops and impromptu jams.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the upper quad of the university (adjacent to College Street), with a community dance beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The university campus will be buzzing that day, with the Madison County Heritage Arts Festiv...

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