FOLKfabulous – celebrating 25 years of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award

McKissick Museum will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards with FOLKfabulous, a folk heritage festival taking place April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the University of South Carolina’s historic horseshoe. The event features live music, dance, and storytelling; demonstrations; hands-on art-making activities; and traditional South Carolina foodways.

This event is free and open to the public.


  • Martha Benn MacDonald, Highland fling dance, Scottish balladry (Rock Hill)
  • Springfield Baptist Singing Convention, shape note singing (Greenwood)
  • John Fowler, storytelling (Boiling Springs)
  • Roffie Griggs, bluegrass music (Bishopville)
  • Lena Allen Davis, shape note singing (Anderson)
  • Freddie Vanderford, blues (Union)
  • Ricky McDuffie & Family, gospel quartet (Bennettsville)
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Tribe


  • M.J. (Malcolm James) Holden – luthier (Heath Springs)
  • Alejandra Tamayo – crochet/cross stitch/knitting (Trenton)
  • Quilters of South Carolina quilting demonstrations (Columbia)
  • Paul Moore, Congaree potter (Columbia)

FOLKfabulous is sponsored in part by the Humanities CouncilSC and the National Endowment for the Arts.

McKissick Museum is located on the University of South Carolina’s historic Horseshoe between Sumter, Bull, Pendleton, and Greene streets. For more information please call (803) 777-7251 or visit the website.


Via: McKissick Museum