Burritt on the Mountain to host the third annual Round Top Folk Festival on Nov. 4-5
HUNTSVILLE – Burritt on the Mountain and the Burritt Folk School are planning the third annual Round Top Folk Festival. Named for the mountain on which Burritt sits, the festival will feature traditional art and music, Nov. 4-5.
Festival organizers say dozens of local demonstrators, artisans, musicians, and more will be participating this year with unique items for sale, as well as special demonstrations representing traditional art and culture of north Alabama.
On Friday, Nov. 3, st 6 p.m., a special kickoff concert on the scenic Baron Bluff will feature the bluegrass music of Western Montana living in Nashville, Tennessee, TopHouse. Created in 2015, TopHouse is a Montana-raised Americana/folk band made up of Jesse Davis, Joe Larson, Will Cook, and Andy LaFave.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m., a wide selection of traditional musicians will play throughout the Historic Park and local demonstrators and artisans will share their crafts and skills through demonstrations with items for sale. These skills, all taught at the Burritt Folk School, preserve the traditional arts of our ancestors in the Cumberland Plateau region.
Local musicians will be performing at the Bendickson Family Pavilion and Historic Park throughout the day.
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy lunch from the variety of food and drink options available during the festival for purchase throughout the day.
“Burritt has long been a place to enjoy the outdoors for both recreation and history. We preserve traditional arts, skills and handicrafts and offer opportunities for guests to experience the way things once were done. The Round Top Folk Festival is an expansion of our Folklife Festival and has combined the incredibly important traditional arts with something Burritt does remarkably well…concerts! This fits seamlessly into our mission to enhance lives and build community through educational, artistic, and recreational experiences while preserving our heritage, land, and historic structures,” said Leslie Ecklund, Burritt CEO.
Tickets can be purchased at burrittonthemountain.com. All concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
“This is a great opportunity to enjoy the mountain air and visit with some of our Folk School instructors as they demonstrate their crafts. Our studio and workshops spaces will be open as well as the historic buildings throughout the park. I invite people to come see for themselves and be a part of our creative community,” said Jana Parris, Folk School Program Manager.
To view the full list of artist vendors, demonstrators and local musicians, visit burrittonthemountain.com for up to date listings.