Augusta Heritage Festival
|Augusta Heritage Festival|
|Genre||Bluegrass music, Old-Time music, Cajun music and Zydeco music, Celtic music, blues|
|Location(s)||Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia|
|Website||Augusta Heritage Web Site|
Augusta Heritage Festival is a music and heritage festival held each summer at the Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia. Over 20 years old, this five week festival covers music, dance and crafts relating to 10+ themes. These themes include:
- Old-Time music
- Cajun music and Zydeco music
- Dance, including Contra, Cajun and Zydeco, Irish
- Stone, wood and metal working
- and more.
The festival includes concerts, shows, dances and instruction, lasting five consecutive weeks every summer, typically in July and August. The instruction, by well known musicians and craftsman in each area, is at beginning to expert levels. Participants come from all over the world.
During the fall each year (the week of October 23, in 2006) there is a week of Old-Time music; in the spring, a week of dulcimer. Both of these weeks draw from around the country, and feature prominent musician/instructors.
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