The goal of the Appalachian Heritage council is to provide entertainment that is traditional to the Appalachian Region. Some past events include Contra Dances, Square Dances, live bands, and Appalachian story tellers. Preservation of the traditions of the Appalachian Region is the focus of this council. Members will be asked to bring new and fresh ideas for entertainment as it relates to Appalachian heritage. Help plan the "Appalachian Heritage Festival" which features traditional Appalachian music, storytellers, etc.
Some of App Heritage's past events include bands like Nickel Creek and the Steep Canyon Rangers, lots of old-time music, contra, square, and traditional Appalachian dances, storytellers like Jim Lloyd, ballad singers such as Sheila Kay Adams, music and dance workshops, and much much more.
Chairperson: Tyler Peterson
Meetings: Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Room: TBA - Plemmons Student Union
Links to community organizations in the Boone area:
App Heritage Contra Dances: Since contra dancing is not traditional to this region, Appalachian Heritage Council asks callers to include several traditional Appalachian dances throughout the evening. Not only is it is so important to make sure these dances are preserved, but they are also fun to do.