Tuesday, April 4, 2017


All events are Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Appalachian's Plemmons Student Union, unless noted otherwise.

  • Capoeira
    3 - 3:30 p.m.
    Linville Falls

    Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines fight, dance, acrobatics, kicks and dodges. It is played with live music and accompanied by singing and clapping.

  • Rick Ward
    3 - 4 p.m.

    Rick Ward is a traditional, roots musician. Ward plays a homemade fretless banjo using double-knock style and sings traditional mountain folk songs. He was recently presented the Community Traditions Award by the North Carolina Folklore Society for supporting folk-life and traditional culture in North Carolina.

  • 3 - 4 p.m.

    Liontracks Reggae Band brings roots reggae to every performance while the audience is encouraged to participate rather than just spectate. “We make the music… and you make the noise!”

  • 3 - 7 p.m.
    Blue Ridge Ballroom

    The Unity Festival is a community development project designed to raise the level of diversity acceptance in our county by using music, storytelling, drama, dance and visual art to explore diverse cultures and races at a free, family-oriented celebration and by creating an environment that encourages cross-cultural friendships and relationships of trust.

  • Junaluska Exhibit
    3 - 9 p.m.
    Multicultural Center
  • African Dance
    3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
    Linville Falls
  • Hula Dance
    4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
    Linville Falls
  • Mariachi Mexico
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Mariachi Music

  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    Alma de Candela (Soul of Fire) is a Latin music experience not to miss! For dancers and non-dancers, Latinos and non-Latinos; an Alma de Candela concert is a sight to behold, full of rhythmic sounds, bright costumes, brass, percussion, and dancing.

  • Israeli Dance
    4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
    Linville Falls
  • Ballroom Dance
    5 - 6 p.m.
    Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
  • Latin Dance
    5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
    Linville Falls
  • Blue Ridge Kung Fu
    5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

    Blue Ridge Kung Fu (BRKF) takes a well-rounded approach to teaching martial arts, including empty hand and weapons forms and extensive self-defense training. Students from the various classes at BRKF will demonstrate Kung Fu, Tai Chi, stick fighting skills, and self-defense against weapons.

  • K-Pop
    6 - 6:30 p.m.
    Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
  • 6 - 7 p.m.

    Combining passionate originality and fierce authenticity, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba take West African dance music into new territory—literally, the North Carolina Piedmont. That’s where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home.

  • 6 - 7 p.m.

    Led by Composer/Director, Tyrone Jefferson, A Sign of the Times’ ensembles perform music from the African Diaspora, including Latin, Jazz, Classic Rhythm & Blues and Funk.

  • Native American Music & Dance
    6 - 7 p.m.
    Roan Mountain
  • Scottish Country Dance
    6:15 - 7 p.m.
    Linville Falls
  • Line Dance
    6:30 - 7 p.m.
    Grandfather Mountain Ballroom

    Line dancing is fun, great exercise (both mental and physical), and a great way to get your global groove on! We hope you will join us as we introduce a Beginner-level line dance to the Diversity Celebration, breaking down the steps so everyone can join the fun. Come on over and scoot your boots!

  • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

    The High Country Cloggers, NC Clogging Champions, are teamed up with The Dollar Brothers for a high energy, family oriented bluegrass stage show.

  • Greek Dance – Masterclass
    7 - 7:45 p.m.
    Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
  • 7 - 8 p.m.
    Linville Falls

    Entropy Dance Crew was started in 2010 by a group of dancers who felt it was necessary to create a safe and unified space to create, share and express themselves. We strive to become better artists, teammates, and members of a diverse family.

  • 7:15 - 7:45 p.m.

    The Grandfather Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band, host band for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, focuses on developing young players and recruiting top players from a wide geographic area with the goal of being a top competition band.

  • Step
    7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Islam Panel Discussion
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Roan Mountain
  • Swing Dance
    7:45 - 8:30 p.m.
    Grandfather Mountain Ballroom
  • Drag Show featuring Stacey Layne Matthews
    8 - 9 p.m.
    Parkway Ballroom