Please join us at the Gardner Winter Music Festival
Fri. & Sat., Feb. 24 and 25, 2017!
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.
Please join us Friday evening 6 pm to 11 pm and all day Saturday 9 am to 11 pm, February 24 and 25, 2017. The general-admission fee is $3 on Friday and $5 on Saturday. Musicians with instruments and children under 7 get in free. This covers stage performances as well as participation in the workshops and dances. Everyone is welcome! Don't miss the Swing Dance in the cafeteria Friday night from 7:30 to 9 pm. Instruction is from 7:30 - 8:15, so come early and learn a new, "old-time" dance. The Saturday-evening Square Dance is from 8 pm to 10 pm in the cafeteria, and the caller will "teach" new dances throughout the evening. There is no additional charge to attend the dances.
History of the Gardner Winter Music Festival
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.