Save the dates August 19-21 for a dance revival at Mentone 2022! The Delta variant thwarted our attempt to start up again in 2021, but so far it looks good for us to dance this year at beautiful Camp Skyline.
We will dance to the music of Playing with Fyre and The Red Mountain Yellowhammers, and to the calling of Cis Hinkle and Janet Shepherd.
We plan to open registration in May, so keep an eye on your inbox!
Stay tuned for more details.
The Weekend in a Nutshell
On the third weekend in August each year, Birmingham FOOTMAD puts on its annual Old-Time Music and Dance Weekend near the resort town of Mentone, Alabama.
For the past 30 years, the weekend has featured great old-time bands and musicians such as James Bryan and Norman Blake, Lotus Dickey, Ralph Blizzard and the New Southern Ramblers, the Freight Hoppers, the Red Hots, Big Hoedown, Red Mountain White Trash, the Monks, Notorious, Rodney Miller, and many more. Mainly we dance, but we also have scheduled jam sessions (slow and regular), a concert by the featured band, Sunday morning gospel singing, dance workshops, swimming, and a wacky waterfront drama or pageant.