(MURFREESBORO) The International FolkFest continues through Sunday here in Murfreesboro and the mid-state. One Wednesday night, the dance troupes from the Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands performed alongside our own Cripple Creek Cloggers at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village.
WGNS caught up with FolkFest and Cripple Creek Founder Steve Cates . . .
After that, NewsRadio WGNS visited with dancers from the Czech Republic . . .
The next public appearance of the entire FolkFest will be Thursday, June 12, 2019.
Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Road West Smyrna, TN 37167 Thursday morning 10AM (Czech Republic) Free to the Public
Bell Buckle Banquet Hall 27 Railroad Sq. Bell Buckle, TN 37020 Thursday evening 6:00PM (all groups) Free to the public Phone: (931) 389-0223
Steve Cates appreciates the tremendous audience turnout and the support of volunteers. After the Wednesday evening performance at Cannonsburgh, he released comments to the public through an e-mail:
We've had two excellent performances thus far during Folkfest - last night and tonight! Even one of my severest critics (a former dancer) was highly complimentary. It's nice to see you promenade out, to top-notch music, with good smiles, fine stepping and costumes fresh and colorful!! Tomorrow night should be the same!
We have been asked to participate in a group picture Thursday night just before the show starts at 6. We'll need flags, costumes, sign, etc. - along with all other participating groups.
Invite all you know to be with us Thur. night at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. We'll begin at 6, with dinner provided afterward to the participants! Admission is FREE.
Our last get-together of all of our Folkfest participants is at 10:00 on Sat. morning at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church on E. Main. It will be a good time to socialize, have a good brunch and bid farewell to our 2019 Folkfest participants.
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL IS NEXT
Please remember that Folkfest - for us - is not over until about 8 p.m. on Tuesday night! Keep in mind our starting time with the Governor's School Dance Section at Murphy Center is at 7.