Please join us Fri. & Sat., Feb. 27 and 28, 2015
Shake off those winter blues and come to play or just listen at South Middle School in Morgantown, West Virginia. This festival showcases traditional Appalachian music with continuous on-stage performances, workshops, informal jam sessions, and socializing. GWMF gives traditional Appalachian music lovers a place to play, listen, dance, and learn in the cold dark of winter. Everyone is welcome and musicians get in free with their instruments! Please join us Friday evening 6 pm to 11 pm and all day Saturday 9 am to 11 pm, February 27 and 28, 2015. Don't miss the Square Dance in the cafeteria from 8 to 10 pm.
As a special treat, we will have the Davis and Elkins Appalachian Ensemble performing in the auditorium from 7 - 8 pm on Saturday. You can get a taste of their music in their YouTube video here: Davis and Elkins Appalachian Ensemble Promo. More videos are here.
General Admission: $3 Friday, $5 Saturday, and musicians get in free both days with instrument. We ask all musicians to please sign in both days so we have an accurate count (for potential grants) and to get your contact information for next year.
Worley Gardner started this festival in 1978 and his late wife Margaret continued it after his passing. A group of traditional-music-loving volunteers keeps it going today. Festival sponsors include PattyFest, Inc. and South Middle School.