Charlotte Folk Society logo celebrating 30 years

Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont,
since 1982.

Mint Hill Old Time Music Jam!
at the
Carl J. McEwen Historic Village
and Farmers Market
Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market at the
Carl J. McEwen Historic Village

Saturdays are made for playing music! Every weekend (excepting from Thanksgiving to New Years when the Museum is hosting other events) come on down to the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill, North Carolina musicians where gather for a "Gentle Jam" featuring Old Time tunes and the occasional song. Starting around 10:00, and playing till Noon (or later if we're having too much fun!), one can find fiddles, banjos, guitars, and other acoustic instruments playing the Old Time instrumental dance tunes that have stood the test of time. We draw from the tunes played at the Charlotte Folk Society monthly Slow Jam, the All in One Jam books from Mary Gordon and Hilary Durlam; plus other tunes that may get thrown into the mix on a whim.

Farmer's Market sign

From May through September, the Farmer's Market will be on the site, providing local farmers and vendors a place to offer their fresh produce and wares to the public under the trees at the Historic Village in downtown Mint Hill. During this time, rain or shine, one can enjoy the music, visit the restored Museum buildings and shop in the open air rows of the market! There is street side parking available, however the Museum does ask that we all keep the front parking lot on the corner for Daphne's Bakery clear for their customers. Here's a map link that will help you find this wonderful outdoor facility on the East side of Charlotte. Just to be clear, with the exception of the 5 weekends at the end of the year, the Old Time Gentle Jam happens even when the Farmer's Market is on hiatus!

Historic General Store

Ira V. Ferguson Country Store

The Carl J. McEwen Historic Village is comprised of restored buildings that have been relocated to the museum site. Filled with period furnishings, and staffed by trained docents, the village is a window back in time to the city of Mint Hill a hundred years ago. Visitors are welcome to tour the buildings and interact with the staff. Learn more about this great community resource by visiting the website for the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill!

Also, in keeping with the historical and compact nature of this gorgeous outdoor facility, the setting is not ideal for pets, amplified instruments, or unattended children.


Mint Hill Pavillion

Jamming under the Gazebo/Bandstand behind the Schoolhouse



We'll meet every Saturday (except from Thanksgiving through New Years) under the Gazebo/Bandstand located behind the Ashcroft One Room Schoolhouse in the center of the site. It is advised to have your favorite jam chair in your trunk in case there aren't enough chairs to go around!


Jam in the Schoolhouse

Jam in the Schoolhouse


The jam meets inside the adjacent Ashcroft One Room Schoolhouse building if the weather is too cold or wet. When you do drop by to check us out, be sure to leave your email address with one of the leaders so you don't miss out on future playing opportunities!

Hope to see ya there!