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FOLKFabulous 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015 -
11:00am to 5:00pm

FOLKFabulous 2015 is a free festival celebrating the traditional music of South Carolina, held on the Historic Horseshoe at the University of South Carolina.  FOLKFabulous event opens McKissick Museum’s newest exhibit, Heard at Every Turn: Traditional Music in South Carolina, and will feature performing artists, food vendors, instrument makers, interviews with traditional music community scholars, and a variety of interactive opportunities so visitors can make music themselves. 

Bring your acoustic instruments to jam with others and join us on August 22nd!  This is family-friendly event.  

For the latest information and schedule of performers, please visit our FOLKFabulous page on McKissick Museum's Facebook account.     


Scheduled performers include:

"Blues Doctor" Drink Small

Mill Billy Blues featuring Freddie Vanderford

Minister Jarell Smalls

Palmetto Blue

El-Shaddai Ambassador's Choir

Grupo Frenesi Digital

John Thomas Fowler 


Scheduled Demonstrating Instrument Makers include:

Appalachian Spirit Instruments

Steve Reeves - luthier

Queen Quet - Gullah/Geechee Musical Traditions

Chris Weik - Native American flute maker


Scheduled community music scholars include:

Ashley Carder/Chris Boutwell - bluegrass music

Dr. Ronald High – traditional gospel music

Sherard “Shekeese” Duvall – hip-hop

Queen Quet - Gullah/Geechee Musical Traditions

John Thomas Fowler - Old-Time music


Food Vendors:

Kiki's Chicken and Waffles 

Haute Dog Lady

Kona Ice

USC's The Coop



Parking will be available at the garage at the corner of Bull and Pendleton Streets in Columbia, just steps from FOLKFabulous.  You may also take advantage of the metered parking near the University. 


FOLKFabulous 2015 is sponsored in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts .