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The Folk Heritage Committee

In 1928, the city of Asheville invited Bascom Lamar Lunsford to bring a group of musicians and dancers to the town square for a Mountain Music and Folk Song Festival. Over 5,000 attended that first festival which is now in its 83rd year. In 1967, volunteers recreated that first festival which is now held each Saturday during the summer and is known as the Shindig on the Green. The Folk Heritage Committee received a 2010 Community Traditions Award for keeping these two events relevant.
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