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Original Old Farmer's Ball Hall
Phil Jamison's history of the OFB

Old Farmer's Ball


Thursdays

Lesson at 7:30, strongly recommended for beginners.
Main dance at 8:00.

Non-members - $6
OFB members - $5
Warren Wilson students - $1

If this is your first time, your second dance is free!

Fragrance Free this dance Be.

See & hear what it's like: Videos


Bryson Gym

Where?

Warren Wilson College
Bryson Gym
701 Warren Wilson Road,
Swannanoa, NC 28778

As you approach the college on Warren Wilson Road, go past the service entrance, past the South entrance, and past the North Entrance. Just after the North Entrance, turn right into the Kittredge Parking lot. Walk up the stairs and through the breezeway, past the Kittredge music center. Bryson gym is the next building in front of you.

Latitude/Longitude  35 36 46 N, 82 26 27 W

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Use the contact form and select 'Booking' for the 'To Whom' field.

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DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Thursday
3/2
Old Farmers BallLaura Light and friendsLaura Light, Jared Kirkpatrick and Mick KinneyRuth Pershing
Thursday
3/9
Old Farmers BallCoracreeAllan Carr bass, Bill Quern banjo, mandolin, accordian, Jane Rothfield fiddle, Joe DePaolo drums, percussion, Sarah Gowan guitar, foot percussionTamara McGovern
Thursday
3/16
Old Farmers BallFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleDiane Silver
Thursday
3/23
Old Farmers BallHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleJesse Edgerton
Thursday
3/30
Old Farmers BallCommunity BandEmily AbelCommunity Band lead by Laura Light and Nic Coker. Open mic lead by Emily Abel.
Thursday
4/6
Old Farmers BallGretchen Caverly, Nic Coker and Andrew VanNorstrandGretchen Caverly, Nic Coker and Andrew VanNorstrandAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
4/13
Old Farmers BallWarren Wilson Student BandPhil Jamison
Thursday
4/20
Old Farmers BallTempestChuck Abell , Tim Ball fiddleRich Goss
Thursday
4/27
Old Farmers BallDead Sea SquirrelsCathy Mason fiddle, Craig Edwards fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Henry Yoshimura guitarDoug Singleton
Thursday
5/4
Old Farmers BallZeke's FancyMark Barsamian fiddle, viola, Nick Weiland percussion, Paul Brown banjo, fiddle, Zeke Hutchison mandolin Diane Silver
Thursday
5/11
Old Farmers BallBuddy SystemJulie Vallimont, Noah VanNorstrandBarbara Groh
Thursday
5/18
Old Farmers BallCommunity BandBeth MolaroCommunity Band lead by Laura Light and Nic Coker. Open mic lead by Beth Molaro.
Thursday
5/25
Old Farmers BallOpen Waltz Bandcommunity musiciansA special waltz night in the Pavilion.
Thursday
6/1
Old Farmers BallFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsAnneMarie Walter

Old Farmer's Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787

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Thanks to Skip Metheny for creating the site, and to the new ideas and ongoing work from Jonathan Gilbert, Taija TeviaClark, Andrea Fey, Mark Phillips and Todd Pierce. Thanks to Jane Ware for our dancing cow and bull logo.