Mid-Winter Festival

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  Doors open at 12:30 pm

Volunteers are Needed - Please Click Here to Volunteer!!!

Since 1974 the AFTM has been here spreading the joy of the music from tradition.  There's a lot to learn - so we'll have workshops on instrumental and vocal styles, a whole day of great performances, chances to dance and places to pick & jam. 

Bands on Stage 

1:00-1:15 Mark Gilston will be the piper, leading everyone in to the auditorium. He may play whatever he likes after the initial piping.

1:20-1:45 Tur Swedish Swedish folk dance music from Lane Foster Harrell  and friends. Bring feet!

2:00-2:45 Redfire Stringband 3-part vocal harmonies and instrumental melodies to offer a refreshing mix of original and traditional oldtime and gospel songs and Appalachian fiddle tunes.

3:00-3:45 Rosebud seasoned musicians and a fresh face performing the very best of vintage country music. Old friends Robert Griffith, Tim Wilson, Gary Mortensen, Nancy McClintock and Rose Griffith bring back the likes of Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubb, Mel Tillis, Buck Owens…..Good company all around

4:00-4:30 Danny Santos y los Bluegrass Vatos Danny Santos melds the inspiration of his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles, and a Texas-sized determination to create a unique mix of country/folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues.

5:00-5:45 Big Muhly An old-time string band organically grown in the Austin soil from local and international heirloom seeds. 100% recycled material!

6:00-6:45 Ed Miller Scotland's second best export, Ed is one of the finest singers of the Scottish song tradition, loved the world 'round!

7:00-7:45 Three Hands High New songs, solid Bluegrass expertise. Three-part harmonies, double entendres. Singularly memorable music.

8:00-8:45 Chansons et Soulards  Old, smokey Cajun dance hall tunes from years ago. Music that you can either drink to, cry to, or dance. All at one, if you're able.

     

               

 Workshops throughout the day  - For Schedule, click here.


Between the workshops, the performances and the silent auction, there is something for everyone at the AFTM Mid-Winter Festival! This festival goes on each year and is possible only by the time and effort of AFTM members and volunteers. We want to sincerely thank you in advance for donated items to the silent auction, the volunteers who help to make this event run smoothly and last but not least the musicians for being so generous with their time and expertise in their performances and workshops.

Suggested Donation at the door (no advanced ticket sales)
$20.00 - General public
$15.00 - AFTM member 
$10.00 - Student
Children 12 years old and under are free.
 
 

                         Performances 1PM - 9PM  ***  Workshops 1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

The funds raised at the festival will go a long way towards helping AFTM to bring great live traditional music to the Austin community in 2016! Also, we look forward to getting more young people from our community involved in traditional music through our Young Musician’s Grant (deadline for applications:  Feb. 8, 2015)!

PLEASE VOLUNTEER!  

This year for the first time we are using VolunteerSpot to organize our festival volunteers.
Here's how it works: 
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: 
   http://vols.pt/cAgDX9
2) Enter and confirm your email address, or sign in with Facebook.
3) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
4) Enter your name.
5) Enter your cell phone number (optional).
 

If you don't want to get any solicitation emails from VolunteerSpot, please uncheck the check boxes that ask if you want to receive updates or special offers. VolunteerSpot will not share your email or phone number with anyone. However, they will send you emails if you do not uncheck the box.

Please contact Kenny Tweedy at volunteer@aftm.us if you have any trouble with VolunteerSpot.


DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

The festival is at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd in Austin (map).  The Dougherty auditorium is a really sweet listening space with great sound and stadium seating so everyone can see and hear. You can move around the Center to attend workshops, get a bite to eat, bid on auction items, check out the art or just stretch your legs.  Jamming is likely and encouraged!

Hope to see you at the festival!  Email us at AFTMTexas@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!!!

We depend on volunteers to produce our traditional music festivals. We need your help.

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our festival volunteers this year.

Here's how it works:

  1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: 
  2.    http://vols.pt/cAgDX9
  3. Enter and confirm your email address, or sign in with Facebook.
  4. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  5. Enter your name.
  6. Enter your cell phone number (optional).

If you don't want to get any solicitation emails from VolunteerSpot, please uncheck the check boxes that ask if you want to receive updates or special offers. VolunteerSpot will not share your email or phone number with anyone. However, they will send you emails if you do not uncheck the box.

Please contact Kenny Tweedy at volunteer@aftm.us if you have any trouble with VolunteerSpot.

PARKING

Parking is limited at the Dougherty Arts Center, but avaiable nearby.



EVENTS

2015 AFTM String Band Festival
October 16 - 18 @ Camp Ben McCullouch

 

2016 AFTM Mid-Winter Festival
February 6th @ Dougherty Arts Center

 

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