Loading Events

← Back to Events

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College

+ Google Map
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
304-637-1209

https://augustaheritagecenter.org/
Facebook
Twitter @AugustaHeritage
Instagram
augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org

The Augusta Heritage Center mission:

  • To encourage wider understanding and practice of artistic expression found in local, regional, and ethnic traditional folk cultures.
  • To document, promote, encourage, and nurture West Virginia’s folklife and folkways.
  • To accomplish the above through workshops, publications, and public presentations.
  • To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world.

We are Davis & Elkins College’s program for the Heritage Arts. Augusta provides instruction and performances, folklife programs, and a home for significant collections of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments, and Appalachian art. We teach. We share. We celebrate the wonder and diversity of the heritage arts.

Augusta was the historic name of West Virginia in its period of earliest settlement. In 1973, “Augusta Heritage Arts Workshops” was the name given to a summer program that was set up to help preserve the Appalachian heritage and traditions. In 1981, Davis & Elkins College became the new home of the program, renamed Augusta Heritage Center. In the years since then, it has flourished and grown. Augusta Heritage Center is known nationally and internationally for its activities relating to traditional folklife and folk arts of many regions and cultures.

Augusta Heritage Center is best known for intensive weeklong workshops that attract several hundred participants annually, including weeks devoted to (but not limited to) Bluegrass, Early Country, Irish, Old-Time, and more. Thousands more attend our public concerts, dances, and festivals. Augusta’s full-time staff, plus volunteers, seasonal staff, and work-study students, produce a great variety of quality workshops. These world-renowned workshops and festivals have brought together master artists, musicians, dancers, craftspeople, and enthusiasts of all ages.

Year-round Activities and week long programming including traditional dance, bluegrass, old time, early country, vocals, fiddlers convention, folklore, courses and more!

Our year-round activities also include folklife research and documentation, production of films and audio recordings for a national audience, and outreach programs for young people and our local community. Augusta-sponsored activities in the community enrich the quality of life in the Elkins area year-round.

One of these activities is “Pickin’ In The Park,” a weekly series of informal old-time and bluegrass jam sessions hosted by Augusta every Wednesday night. From mid-May through September these jam sessions take place under the trees in Elkins City Park, attracting participants and spectators from near and far. The Wednesday jam sessions continue on a smaller scale in the Myles Center for the Arts lobby on the Davis & Elkins College campus from October to May.

augusta heritage center logo

October 2014

Augusta Old-Time Week

October 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - October 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450
augusta icehouse old time jam

Intensive, week-long classes in a variety of old-time instruments, styles, & levels. Special presentations & lots of jamming. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center 22nd Annual Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

October 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - November 2, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
Free
augusta old time fiddlers reunion

This unique event is a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships.

Find out more »

July 2015

Augusta Cajun/Creole & Early Country Music Week

July 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - July 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450
augusta early country cajun creole week jam

CAJUN/CREOLE WEEK: Informal jam sessions, a mid-week party with Cajun cuisine, concerts, sessions in the Icehouse and on the “porch,” and music in the dancers’ ears will create a sea of smiling faces for the whole week. Each day starts with a choice of jam sessions or a visit with various artists; a cup of good strong Cajun coffee is always available. All classes meet for about two hours in the morning and again in the afternoon. Each afternoon the entire…

Find out more »

Augusta Irish Week

July 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - July 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450
augusta heritage center irish week jam hallyhurts porch

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Mick Moloney, Augusta Heritage Center’s Irish Week is the oldest week of its kind in the United States.  For thirty-two years, Augusta has consistently attracted the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish craft, folklore, music and dance. Irish Week continues our tradition of bringing the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish craft, folklore, music, and dance. Students register for two subjects and meet for intensive classes each morning and…

Find out more »

Augusta Bluegrass Week

July 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450

The staff of well known bluegrass figures share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and picking sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on into the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists with special guests. On Friday afternoon, an optional student showcase gives students the special opportunity to perform for each other…

Find out more »

August 2015

Augusta Old-Time Week

August 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - August 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450
Augusta old time week

Students attend their chosen class from 9:00 am to noon then break for lunch. After lunch (1:15-2:15 pm) there is an Old-Time Roundup featuring performances and presentations by the instructors. From 3:00-3:50 pm students will have the opportunity to choose from a daily array of One-Shot Workshops. From 4:00-5:00 pm students and  instructors come together and jam in a daily Old-Time Porch Party. Evenings are filled with lively jams, slow jams, and song swaps. There will also be square and…

Find out more »

October 2015

Augusta Old-Time Week

October 18, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$450

October Old-Time Week 2015 will bring a wonderful array of talent to Augusta. In addition to these 5-day classes, there will be special musical presentations and workshops and, and, of course,  plenty of jamming. The week wraps up with the 25th Annual Augusta Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion featuring a unique square dance on Friday evening; performances by older generation master fiddlers and younger accomplished fiddlers from all over West Virginia all day Saturday; and a gospel sing on Sunday morning. All classes are…

Find out more »

Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion

October 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - October 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
Free
augusta old time fiddlers reunion

This unique event is a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships. On Friday night, October 23, the Fiddlers’ Reunion kicks off with a Halloween Square Dance. (Costumes are encouraged but not required.) Music will be provided by members of the October Old-Time Week…

Find out more »

July 2016

Augusta Heritage Center Cajun & Creole Week

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Augusta Heritage Center Cajun & Creole Week: July 10-15 Our staff of Cajun and Creole instructors keeps students buzzing with excitement in the classroom and pulsing with energy on the pavilion dance floor! Each day starts with a fresh cup of Cajun coffee and a jam session. Classes meet 10-11:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:45…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Classic Country Week

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
augusta heritage center logo

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Augusta Heritage Center Classic Country Week: July 10-15 Country music borrows from folk, pop, blues, swing and religious sources, and yet it is distinctly different. It is easily remembered, loves to tell a story and invites you to dance. The music we focus on is not from the current Nashville scene. This is…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Folk Arts for Kids, Exploring Cajun Culture with Megan!

July 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) July 10-15 The next generation of traditional artists! Folk Arts for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12 who have completed second grade. Students explore arts and crafts through a variety of media and themes while getting a taste of the music and arts running within the week. See…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Evening Mini Courses

July 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2016

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$60

Augusta Mini-Courses add to students’ daily learning experiences and allow busy local residents to be part of the Augusta experience. You DO NOT need to be enrolled as a full-time Augusta student to sign up for Mini-Courses. (You DO need to be a full-time student to stay on-campus.) Check out the wide array of subjects, listed by week, from which to choose! A real bargain, Mini-Courses cost only $60 for four evenings of instruction by world-class artists. Some Mini-Courses may require a…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Summer Concert Series

July 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 9, 2016

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$12

Join us for concerts each Tuesday and Thursday evening, July 12 through August 11. Performances by master musicians, vocalists, and dancers who are instructors at Augusta for the summer sessions. Augusta Concert Ticket Prices: General admission tickets: $12, available online and at D&E Box Office. Student tickets: $6, available with student ID at the Box Office on the night of the concert only. Free to D&E Community and Augusta students for the week they attend class. Concert ticket includes admission…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Summer Concert Series

July 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2016

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
$12

Join us for concerts each Tuesday and Thursday evening, July 12 through August 11. Performances by master musicians, vocalists, and dancers who are instructors at Augusta for the summer sessions. Augusta Concert Ticket Prices: General admission tickets: $12, available online and at D&E Box Office. Student tickets: $6, available with student ID at the Box Office on the night of the concert only. Free to D&E Community and Augusta students for the week they attend class. Concert ticket includes admission…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Blues & Swing Week

July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Augusta’s Blues & Swing Week provides students with the opportunity to work with some of the finest performers and educators in the Blues and Swing worlds. Classes cover a variety of styles and levels of instruction on guitar, bass, piano, harmonica and voice, as well as the history of both genres. Evening activities…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Folk Arts for Kids, Rhythm of Many Cultures: July 17-22

July 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Folk Arts for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12 who have completed second grade. Students explore arts and crafts through a variety of media and themes while getting a taste of the music and arts running within the week. See the program details for each week. The Next…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Irish Week: July 24-29

July 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Join us for the 35th annual Irish Week! Founded in 1982 by Dr. Mick Moloney, Augusta Heritage Center’s Irish Week is the oldest week of its kind in the United States. Since it began, Irish Week has consistently attracted the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish music,…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Appalachian Folklife Week: July 24-29

July 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) When Augusta began in 1973, a time when people were coming to rural West Virginia to live closer to the land, the summer program focused on Appalachian crafts, music and folklore. Although Augusta’s programming has evolved to include many other cultural traditions, promoting our regional heritage is still at the heart of our…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Folk Arts for Kids – Irish Tunes, Dances & Stories

July 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) The next generation of traditional artists! Folk Arts for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12 who have completed second grade. Students explore arts and crafts through a variety of media and themes while getting a taste of the music and arts running within the week. See the program…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week

July 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) For 2016, Augusta brings together another spectacular lineup! The staff of well-known bluegrass figures will share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on ’til the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Folk Arts for Kids, Celebrating the Great State of West Virginia

July 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Folk Arts for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12 who have completed second grade. Students explore arts and crafts through a variety of media and themes while getting a taste of the music and arts running within the week. See the program details for each week. The Next…

Find out more »

August 2016

Augusta Heritage Center Old-Time Week

August 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) This year we are excited to introduce another team of outstanding instructors that have both a deep connection to old-time music and a passion for sharing it. Students will begin each day with a single morning class from 9 a.m. – noon with their primary instructor. These in-depth sessions create an intimate learning…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Vocal Week

August 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Singing can connect us to many wonderful cultures and the act of singing is itself one of humanity’s oldest and most powerful traditions. Vocal Week offers a wealth of opportunities to join in. Students will learn songs from a range of traditional cultures and contemporary styles, taught by nationally and internationally known instructors.…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center American Vernacular Dance Week

August 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) American Vernacular Dance Week provides a cross-cultural cross-training program for dancers from a broad range of backgrounds. This year’s focus on Connecting Global Branches offers explorations of Salsa and other Latin American partner dance, Breaking, House, Popping, Motown Dances, Percussive Dance, West African and many other workshops that explore the sometimes-surprising intersections of…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Folk Arts for Kids, Exploring the Arts, Augusta Style!

August 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Summer Workshops.  (Tuition $450 before June 1 and $490 after June 1. Folk Arts for Kids Tuition is $225 before June 1 and $250  after June 1.) Folk Arts for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12 who have completed second grade. Students explore arts and crafts through a variety of media and themes while getting a taste of the music and arts running within the week. See the program details for each week. The Next…

Find out more »

Augusta Festival 2016

August 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Augusta Festival August 12-14, 2016 The Augusta Festival is the final weekend that caps off the summer session. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, craft, and music that is attended by thousands. The Augusta Festival festivities kick off Friday night, August 12 at 8:00 pm, with Contras and Squares in the Augusta open-air pavilion. ADMISSION*is $6 & $4 for students and AmeriCorps Augusta Festival & Craft Fair In The Park On Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join us for…

Find out more »

October 2016

WV Open Fiddle and Banjo Contest @ Augusta Heritage Center

October 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to the college campus for the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Saturday, October 1. This year the contest will once again be part of the Mountain State Forest Festival and will take place at the Davis & Elkins College Outdoor Amphitheatre on the front campus. The event, “Celebrating Appalachia – Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival,” will include…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week

October 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Classes meet 9 a.m. – noon, with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon classes. Presentations from master artists, late night jam sessions and much more fill out the week. Stay for the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 21-23, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The Reunion kicks off Friday night with a square dance and continues Saturday with performances by West Virginia’s master fiddlers, a flatfoot dance…

Find out more »

Augusta Heritage Center Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion: October 21-23

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map
augusta heritage center logo

25th Annual Augusta Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion (October 21-23) featuring a unique square dance on Friday evening; performances by older generation master fiddlers and younger accomplished fiddlers from all over West Virginia all day Saturday; and a gospel sing on Sunday morning.   FOR MORE INFO GO TO >> https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/october-old-time/

Find out more »

November 2016

Square Dance at Augusta Heritage Center

November 11, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Augusta Heritage Center Monthly Dance on Friday November 11th  at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, November 11 with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in the Myles Center for the Arts. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students with ID.   Music will be provided by the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian…

Find out more »

December 2016

Square Dance at Augusta Heritage Center

December 9, 2016 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Augusta Heritage Center Monthly Dance on Friday December 9th  at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a Square Dance on Friday, December 9 with a 7:45 p.m. workshop and an 8:00 p.m. dance in the Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts on D&E campus. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $4 for AmeriCorps Members / students. Free to D&E faculty, staff and students with ID.   The Band will be Andy FitGibbon & Friends with…

Find out more »

July 2017

Instrument Repair I at Augusta Heritage Center

July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 14, 2017 @ 11:50 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Instrument Repair I - All Levels Bob Smakula, assisted by Dorse Gillum Participants will learn how to make nuts and saddles, do fret jobs, re-set necks, make intonation adjustments, repair cracks, touch-up finishes, and more. Participants should bring their own instruments in need of repair. It is strongly recommended that participants be familiar with woodworking tools such as a band saw, belt sander, and drill press. Participants may sign up for either or both weeks. When registering, please specify Week…

Find out more »

Classic Country week at Augusta Heritage Center

July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 14, 2017 @ 11:50 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for Classic Country Week running July 9 - 14, 2017 at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. About the week: Country music borrows from folk, pop, blues, swing, and religious sources, and yet it is distinctly different. It is easily remembered, loves to tell a story, and invites you to dance. The music we focus on is not from the current Nashville scene. This is classic country music from its roots, from Jimmie Rodgers and…

Find out more »

Seconding on the Fiddle – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 am - July 13, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Seconding on the Fiddle - All Levels Courtney Granger Seconding on the Fiddle - All Levels: Throughout his years of teaching Cajun fiddle, Courtney Granger has learned that everyone wants to learn tunes, which is wonderful, but without the knowledge of chords and the basic rhythm and groove of the songs, all they have are notes. This mini-course will take its time to cover the basic chords on the fiddle, easy transitions between chords, and most importantly, the rhythm. All…

Find out more »

Harmony Singing 101 at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 13, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Harmony Singing 101 - From Scratch Debbi Kauffmann & Tom Cook Harmony Singing 101 - From Scratch: Participants who can can carry a tune and would like to learn Southern harmony singing will enjoy this mini-course. No knowledge of music theory is needed. The instructors will demonstrate the basics and guide participants in learning, by ear, to sing both two-part and three-part harmony. The class will find the close harmonies of great early country, classic bluegrass, and gospel songs, creating…

Find out more »

Where Do Country Songs Come From? – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 13, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Where Do Country Songs Come From? - All Levels Mary Battiata Where Do Country Songs Come From? - All Levels: From Hank Williams to Harlan Howard, from Dolly Parton to Johnny Cash, country music’s greatest songwriters and performers gave us songs that drew on their experiences of country life and the natural world. You can, too! This course uses those songs and the spectacular beauty of the Augusta campus to help participants access their own songwriting imaginations. Each night, the…

Find out more »

Cajun & Creole Week and Classic Country Week Concert at August Heritage Center

July 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 days that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 13, 2017

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Cajun & Creole Week and Classic Country Week Concert at August Heritage Center. Tuesday July 11 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Find out more »

Instrument Repair II – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - July 21, 2017 @ 11:50 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Instrument Repair II - All Levels Bob Smakula, assisted by Dorse Gillum Participants will learn how to make nuts and saddles, do fret jobs, re-set necks, make intonation adjustments, repair cracks, touch-up finishes, and more. Participants should bring their own instruments in need of repair. It is strongly recommended that participants be familiar with woodworking tools such as a band saw, belt sander, and drill press. Participants may sign up for either or both weeks. When registering, please specify Week…

Find out more »

Bluegrass Week at Augusta Heritage Center

July 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - August 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Bluegrass Week! July 30 - August 4, 2017 Augusta brings together another spectacular lineup for 2017! Our staff of well-known bluegrass figures will share their talents with students in classes, workshops, special presentations, concerts, and sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions go on ’til the wee hours as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists and special guests. All classes are geared for those who can already…

Find out more »

Clawhammer Banjo – From Scratch at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 am - August 3, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Clawhammer Banjo - From Scratch Kevin Chesser View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Clawhammer Banjo - From Scratch: Kevin Chesser is a musician and writer living in Elkins, WV. He performs regularly on banjo & guitar at square dances and community events around the state. In 2016, he took first place in old-time banjo…

Find out more »

Monroe Style Mandolin – Int. / Adv. at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 am - August 3, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Monroe Style Mandolin - Int. / Adv. Jeremy Wanless View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Monroe Style Mandolin - Intermediate / Advanced: Learn the fundamentals of traditional Monroe style bluegrass mandolin! Delve into essential techniques including downstrokes, tremelo, slides, double-stops, and more. The class will discuss the role of the mandolin in a bluegrass…

Find out more »

Roots and Branches of Bluegrass: From Ancient Ballads to WV Songs at the Augusta Heritage Center

July 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

  Roots and Branches of Bluegrass: From Ancient Ballads to WV Songs at the Augusta Heritage Center Augusta mini-class July 31 to August 3. Michael & Carrie Kline View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Roots & Branches of Bluegrass: From Ancient Ballads to WV Songs of Work & Freedom - All Levels: Prepare to…

Find out more »

Roots & Branches of Bluegrass at Augusta Heritage Center

July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 3, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Michael & Carrie Kline View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Roots & Branches of Bluegrass: From Ancient Ballads to WV Songs of Work & Freedom - All Levels: Prepare to immerse in rich imagery and melodically haunting songs, making deep connections with the culture, landscapes, and history of Appalachia, and connecting with singers from…

Find out more »

August 2017

Bluegrass Week Concert at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 days that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until August 3, 2017

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Bluegrass Week Concert at the Augusta Heritage Center Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM and Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Find out more »

Old Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 11, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Old-Time Week! August 6 - 11, 2017 This year we are excited to introduce another team of outstanding workshop leaders that have both a deep connection to old-time music and a passion for sharing it. Participants will begin each day with a single morning class from 9 a.m. - noon with their primary workshop leader. These in-depth sessions create an intimate learning environment to develop new skills, awareness, and repertoire. Each afternoon will feature a presentation from workshop leaders and…

Find out more »

Folk Songs & Ballads of West Virginia – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 7, 2017 @ 6:00 am - August 10, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Folk Songs & Ballads of West Virginia - All Levels Gerry Milnes View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/ . Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Folk Songs & Ballads of West Virginia - All Levels: This class will present numerous old-time songs from Gerry Milnes, gathered from traditional singers in West Virginia. To give the songs context and meaning, Gerry…

Find out more »

Fingerstyle Banjo – All Levels at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 10, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Fingerstyle Banjo - All Levels Clarke Wyatt View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/ . Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta office at (304) 637-1209 and will open online at https://www.dewv.edu/augusta/ by March 1. Mini-Workshop Tuition is $60. Fingerstyle Banjo - All Levels: Class description coming soon! Bio: Clarke Wyatt plays two- and three-finger old-time banjo. His deep musical knowledge helps empower students with fretboard comprehension and melodic expression. Clarke says, "Music is a fundamental path to understanding…

Find out more »

Old-Time Week and Vocal Week Concert at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 days that begins at 7:30 am, repeating until August 10, 2017

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Old-Time Week and Vocal Week Concert at the Augusta Heritage Center Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM  and Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Find out more »

Augusta Festival at the Augusta Heritage Center

August 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Augusta Festival August 11-12 The Augusta Festival is an annual celebration of traditional music, dance and craft, the grand finale to our summer session. FRIDAY FESTIVAL DANCE Friday, August 11, 8 p.m. Kick off the Augusta Festival by square dancing to live music in the open-air Augusta Dance Pavilion. General admission: $7. Students and AmeriCorps: $5. Old-Time and Vocal Week students: Free. AUGUSTA FESTIVAL & CRAFT FAIR Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join us for the festivities…

Find out more »

October 2017

October Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center

October 15, 2017 @ 3:00 am - October 20, 2017 @ 11:50 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

October Old-Time Week! October 15-20, 2017 October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Classes meet 9 a.m. - noon with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon classes. Presentations from master artists, late night jam sessions, and much more fill out the week.To register, specify October Old-Time Week and select the class that you would like to attend. Stay for the West Virginia Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 20-21, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The…

Find out more »

Fiddler’s Reunion at the Augusta Heritage Center

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 21, 2017 @ 11:30 pm
Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
+ Google Map

Fiddler's Reunion at the Augusta Heritage Center This is the 28th year of this unique event - a favorite of all who love old-time music. Scores of West Virginia’s master fiddlers, pickers, and singers gather, along with hundreds of local folks and visitors for a weekend of fun, packed with jam sessions throughout the weekend, informal concerts, and renewal of friendships. Further detail coming soon! View the teachers and classes at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/. Registration is currently available by calling the Augusta…

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Top