Upcoming Events

July 17ADV_PhilJamison
Book Release – Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics:
Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
7:00 p.m.

WWC Professor, old-time musician, and flatfoot dancer Phil Jamison presents his new book, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Downtown Asheville. Published by University of Illinois Press, Jamison takes the reader on a journey into the past and surveys the present to tell the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia. The event will include a reception and demonstrations.

July 18, 25, and August 1ADV_Swannanoa Chamber
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival
Kittredge Theatre
7:30 p.m. each night

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in the United States, is a five-week music festival that takes place in the summer in and around the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. The festival features some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written, such as great standards by Brahms, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Debussy as well as many other interesting and varied selections that will be sure to please and delight audiences. Click here to purchase tickets.

Through July 25 (Lung)ADV_CCCD_Spaces of Production

July 31 – August 22 (Dong)
Spaces of Production
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

Spaces of Production is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement. The selected artists all come from a different making background and include soft guerrilla textile activist Carole Frances Lung (Long Beach, CA) and conceptual metalsmith Nick Dong (Oakland, CA).

August 4ADV_Groovin' on Grovemont

Groovin’ on Grovemont
Grovemont Square
(Near the Swannanoa Library)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Warren Wilson College Alumni Board invites you to Groovin’ on Grovemont, a free family friendly summer outdoor concert series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy an evening of great music with other Warren Wilson families! Concessions, including hot dogs, pizza, and home-baked goods are available for purchase. Look for the Warren Wilson sign and board members in Wilson t-shirts. RSVP to Kelly Ball at kball@warren-wilson.edu.

Through August 8Alison Brown Swannanoa Gathering

Swannanoa Gathering

Founded in 1991 by WWC President Emeritus Douglas M. Orr, Jr., the Swannanoa Gathering is an educational program consisting of a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts. With a limited enrollment and an open format, students select their curriculum from a variety of courses. The Gathering offers an intimate, supportive community experience for students of all abilities and features a staff of some of the finest performers and teachers in the world.

August 18 & 19ADV_Orientation

New Student Orientation
Bryson Gym
8:00 a.m – Noon

Welcome first-year and transfer students as they embark upon their journey at Warren Wilson College. The alumni office will have a tent located outside of Bryson Gym during orientation and invites alumni to greet students, welcome them to WWC community, and help them move into their dorms. If you cannot stay the whole time, that’s okay. Please come when you’re available – the more, the merrier! Contact Kelly Ball, kball@warren-wilson.edu with any questions.


All events are subject to change.