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February 23, 2024

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International Folkfest Returns in June

Celebrate culture with dance groups from around the world.

Approximately 75 musicians and dancers from Mexico, Poland and France will be visiting and performing in the mid-state community from June 4 – 11 for the 40th Annual International Folkfest

The guest folk troupes will be joined by festival hosts, the Rutherford County Cripple Creek Cloggers and The Slim Chance Band for performances at The Grove at Williamson Family Farm at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Visual folkloric artists from the area will also be exhibiting before and after both performance sessions. Food trucks will also be available. 

At other times during their stay, the troupes will be performing for boys and girls clubs, retirement homes, Murfreesboro City School students, the TN Veterans Home, Smyrna and Murfreesboro libraries, senior citizen groups, the Governor’s School for the Arts and more. 

The schedules for the participating troupes will include time for touring historical, educational, cultural and scenic sites. All groups will have an opportunity to meet together and share dances and music. Each troupe will have its own local guides for the week as well as bus transportation provided. 

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2023 International Folkfest Schedule (so far):

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Linebaugh Public Library
105 W. Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Poland 10 a.m.
Free to the public

South Jackson Civic Center
Tullahoma, TN 37388
7:00 pm  $10  (all groups)
phone: 931-455-4045

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Road West
Smyrna, TN 37167
France 10 a.m.
Free to the Public

Bell Buckle Banquet Hall
27 Railroad Sq.
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
6:00 PM  (all groups)
Free to the public
Phone: 931-389-0223

Friday, June 9, 2023

The Grove at Williamson Family Farm
3050 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro, TN
1:30 p.m.  $15.00 (all groups)
6:30 p.m. $15.00 (all groups)



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.