Sucarnochee Folklife Festival

04/16/2011 08:00

Event: Sucarnochee Folklife Festival

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011

Event Type: Festival

Location: Downtown Livingston, Courthouse Square

Admission: Free

Event Website:

Sponsor: Center for the Study of the Black Belt

Contact: Stephen Liverman at 205-652-3828 or

Info: The annual Sucarnochee Folklife Festival celebrates the work of traditional artisans, storytellers, songwriters and musicians. In past years well-known artists like renowned storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham and recently deceased blues legend, Willie King have performed regularly at the Festival, allowing younger generations the opportunity to witness their disappearing art forms. Artisans from basket makers to metal casters carry out their work in full view. The public may see and even take part in the intricate work it takes to ply these time-honored trades. A week of activities features performances of traditional folk music, storytelling, craft demonstrations, a walking ghost tour, a cornbread cook-off, and the Sucarnochee 5k River Run.