Tourism in Rutherford County is exploding along with the population. Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder Steve Cates told WGNS that the draw of the group's INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST has enabled them to firm the three guest groups for the June, 2019 event. Folk troupes from England, Czech Republic and Mexico will perform here.
Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers are performing in Germany at the tenth Danetzare in Erfurt. The local Appalachian style dance group is performing with troupes from East Timor, Slovakia, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia, as well as by the host folk troupe, Thuringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers will depart this coming Tuesday for the 10th Annual International Folklore Festival "Danetzare" in Germany.
It's been a great week for the 36th Annual International FolkFest. For the past week, dance troupes from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden have visited throughout our community. Residents are invited to a special free performance on the Murfreesboro square from 8:30AM to 12:30PM Saturday (6/16/2018).
A dance troupe from Italy, Mexico, and Sweden arrive in Murfreesboro on Saturday, June 10, 2018, for the 36th year of sharing various cultures with Middle Tennesseeans at the International Folkfest.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers continue to expand. Their Sunday afternoon training sessions are attracting new members who are interested in getting healthier, meeting friends and traveling the world.
Do you enjoy meeting new friends, getting healthier, traveling? The Cripple Creek Cloggers are offering free lessons at the Smyrna Senior Center, 100 Raikes Street.
The New Year could bring you a way to lose weight, travel the world and have fun! Cripple Creek Clogger's Founder and Director Steve Cates said, "Our first teaching session will be at 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2018 at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center, 100 Raikes Street. 100 Everyone's are invited to attend this FREE event."
Would you like to travel to exotic places in 2018 and get a real feel for those places? Cripple Creek Cloggers Founder and Director Steve Cates said the local group offers free training at 4:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. This will be at the Smyrna Senior Citizens, 100 Raikes Street.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after successful performances in Croatia.
As the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their golden anniversary, they are performing in Croatia. The local folk dance troupe shares the Appalachian style of old-time dancing with audiences around the world.
Tennessee's Cripple Creek Cloggers, headquartered in Murfreesboro, will represent the U.S. in the International Folk Festival in Zagreb, Croatia during July 17th through the 24th.
Saturday is the final day to enjoy the talents of dance troupes at International FolkFest. Free performances 8:30 Saturday morning until 12:30PM around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse. The final performance is Saturday night at 6:00PM in the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Both Saturday performances are free.
The 35th Annual International FolkFest officially began Monday night with a Welcome Party at the Grove at Williamson Place.
It's back--The Cripple Creek Cloggers is hosting the thirty-fifth International Folkfest. Steve Cates will be on the WGNS Action Line Tuesday morning (6/13/2017) from 8:10-8:35AM.
Have you ever been a Cripple Creek Clogger? Founder Steve Cates told NewsRadio WGNS that the local Appalachian folk dancers will celebrate its golden anniversary on April 22nd.
As the Cripple Creek Cloggers prepare for its golden anniversary this coming June, 2017, Founder Steve Cates announced plans for a new season of teaching, practice and performance. He noted The Block Restaurant at 123 Southeast Broad Street graciously welcomed the local worldwide ambassadors starting with practice at 4:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, September 11th, Patriot's Day.
Friday evening brought the Cripple Creek Cloggers final performance in this tour of Alencon, France with a standing ovation in Mont St. Michele.
While the World's Largest Square Dance record was being broken on the Murfreesboro square, another group of local ambassadors, the Cripple Creek Cloggers, were bringing smiles in France.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers and founder Steve Cates are spreading Middle Tennessee goodwill in France. The local troupe are performing in festivals now through mid-July. NewsRadio WGNS is keeping the Heart of Tennessee connected with these local ambassadors.
Less than two-weeks ago, the Cripple Creek Cloggers were hosting dance groups visiting International FolkFest here in Murfreesboro. On Thursday the tables turn and our local folk dance troupe begins a two-week tour of festivals in France.
A combination of Main Street Murfreesboro's Saturday Marketplace and the International FolkFest, brought record crowds to the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse Saturday morning.
We're about two-weeks from the beginning of the International Folkfest. From Sunday, June 12th, through June 19th, musicians and dancers from Czech Republic, Germany and Puerto Rico will join Murfreesboro's Cripple Creek Cloggers for public performances.
Next year the Cripple Creek Cloggers celebrate their Golden Anniversary. Founder Steve Cates encourages alumni to help create special activities.
Our local Cripple Creek Cloggers are in Alnwick ( England ) for the International Music Festival. Founder Steve Cates and the Rutherford County troupe will perform at historic sites and host a workshop for youth.
The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been described as goodwill ambassadors for the Heart of Tennessee. Group founder Steve Cates took that to a new level.
INTERNATIONAL FOLKFEST is here now through Sunday, June 15th, as Murfreesboro welcomes folk dance groups from Czech Republic, Hungary, and Mexico.
An important part of preserving details of local history is to keep the markers in area cemeteries in good repair. Local historian Steve Cates updated WGNS on recent work at a burial ground on the Cripple Creek farm.
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