Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Saturday, July 13, 2019

Shapenote Singing Gathering

Meeting Place: Ozark Folk Center State Park
Free admission: Free

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.