Joe Collins' 2010 Schedule

April 22-25

Lee County Gathering

- a weekend full of jamming, classes and concerts. 

Loachapoka, AL

May 2010
May 1

Winston Salem Dulcimer Festival

- great little festival where I'll be teaching with a lot of other fine musicians.  Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer.  For more information, go to

Winston-Salem, NC

May 3

Benefit Concert for Relay for Life

- a lot of local musicians joining the cause against cancer.  Mike McGee will be doing a set together as part of the concert.

First Baptist Church of Shelby, NC

May 14

Relay for Life Walk-a-thon

- Mike McGee and I will be doing a set to help motivate the walkers in this event to fight cancer.

Cleveland County Fairground

Shelby, NC

May 31

Program for Pastor's School

- as part of our commitment to the local church, Gardner-Webb University hosts a pastor's school.  I get to play a small part by providing entertainment at the opening dinner.

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

June 2010
June 14-19

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

- a premier music camp for many instruments.  Great concerts every night.  I'll be teaching a week-long class on dulcimer.  For Camp Website, go to

Maryville University; Maryville, TN

July 2010
July 16-17

Natahoochee Strummers Workshop

- two days of workshops and a concert.  For additional information go to

Unicoi State Pk

Helen GA

August 2010
August 7

Pickin' Porch at Wood-n-Strings Dulcimer

- a wonderful setting in the Tennessee Mountains by a mountain river.

Townsend, TN

August 9

Concert and Workshop

- details coming soon

Indianapolis, IN

August 10

Workshops & Concerts

- details coming soon

Charleston, WV

August 11

Prussia Valley Dulcimers

- My good friends Gary and Toni Sager are hosting a couple of workshops and have lined up a concert at the Pike County Senior Center.  For more info, click HERE.

Waverly, OH

September 2010



2nd Annual HymnFest

- a great day of hymns.  Free workshops on hymns for the dulcimer for different levels of players and free workshops on shaped-note singing.  The day will end with a Hymn Sing & Share complete with instruments and singing.  For more information, go to

Shelby, NC

September 24-25

Memphis Dulcimer Gathering

- a weekend with a wonderful tradition of dulcimer instruction and fun!

Memphis, TN

October 2010
October 2

Southern Appalachia Culture Series

Hosted by Gardner-Webb University, this event will feature a wide variety of arts, workshops, concerts. I'll be doing a presentation of the history of the dulcimer and a concert.  For more info, see

Gardner-Webb Univ.

Boiling Springs, NC

October 9 Program for "Parade of Tables"

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

Shelby, NC

October 13

Concert - Shelby 1st Presbyterian Church

Shelby, NC
October 16

Benefit Concert

This is a benefit for a cancer patient.  There will be music all day.  I'll be playing starting around 1 p.m.  It will take place at the shelter behind the Masonic Lodge in Boiling Springs, NC.

Boiling Springs, NC
November 2010
November 18-21

NGFDA Fall Festival

- one of the premier weekend dulcimer events in the country.  If you've never been to this one, I hope you can make plans to be there.

Unicoi State Pk

Helen GA

December 2010
December 12

Smithsonian's New Harmonies:  Celebrating American Roots Music

- part of a larger exhibition, I will be presenting a program featuring the mountain dulcimer - 2 - 3:30 pm at the Porter Activity Center of Central United Methodist Church in downtown Shelby.  For more information on a host of events associated with this exhibition, go to

Shelby, NC
December 16 Christian Woman's Club of Shelby, NC Country Club; Shelby, NC