What to know
Annual Shapenote Singing Gathering
July 11-13, 2019
Admission/Registration- No admission fees or
preregistration required. Participants will enter through the front doors at
the Large Auditorium Friday morning and will be given badges there to allow
movement through the park on Friday ONLY. All participants should check in and
enter via the front doors at the Large Auditorium.
Thursday Eve- 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Introduction to Shapenote Singing concert/discussion in the White Oak Theater (located in the Administration Building), at the Ozark Folk Center, this is an open event, no admission charge.
Friday Singing and Teaching Seminar - Dan Brittain and Gaylon Powell will lead singing and teaching sessions on the stage of the main auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center. The morning session will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.. Those attending the shapenote sessions only can enter free of charge at the front entrance of the auditorium. Crafts ground visitors may come and go to the shapenote session via the rear entrance of the auditorium. Participants in the singing will be featured as part of the nightly performance at the Ozark Folk Center’s nightly concert.
Saturday Singing - A traditional singing, using both four-shape and seven-shape books will be held in the old Mountain View High School auditorium on School Avenue, one block south of East Main (the turn is between Best Drug Store and Conoco) in Mountain View. The morning session will run from 9 a.m. until noon and the afternoon session from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.