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FOLKFabulous@theFair: Day 4

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum for our 5th annual signature festival, FOLKFabulous, now at the South Carolina State Fair. Drawing on the yearlong exhibition “WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme”, FOLKFabulous@theFair celebrates the traditions and spirit of Mardi Gras—in New Orleans and South Carolina. Also featured are Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative artists, highlighting the Folklife & Traditional Arts Program of McKissick Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission. This folklife festival brings together outstanding tradition bearers in an immersive atmosphere, so we may better understand our region’s unique cultural heritage. Each day brings a new opportunity to learn, to engage, and experience, with narrative stages, concerts, hands-on-activities for the whole family.

All activities at Rosewoods Building unless otherwise indicated with *

Day 4: Mardi Gras & Treme


12:00pm – 3:00pm  - Workshop: Beadwork - Marcy Hayden, Beadwork Artist & Owner, Native Carolina         

12:00pm – 3:00pm  - Workshop: The Faces of Mardi Gras - Alonzo Wilson     

12:00pm – 3:00pm  - Workshop: Parasol Decorating -  Karen Livers

3:00pm - 4:00pm -  Narrative Stage: New Orleans Culture Meets Hollywood Design: A Conversation with Alonzo V. Wilson & Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr.

4:00pm --5:00pm -  Narrative Stage: NOLA to COLA—Bringing New Orleans Music to Columbia -  Mark Rapp

*5:00pm - 5:30pm – Second Line Parade from FOLKFabulous/Rosewoods Building to WIS Stage

*5:30 - 6:00pm – Concert: Mark Rapp & the Soda City Brass Band, WIS Stage