Previous events

National Mountain Dulcimer Contest :)

Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

Just won 1st place in the Deep South Dulcimer Contest in Petal, Mississippi and one of the prizes was a admission ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival and an entry into the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships. The festival runs from September 16-20 th 2020.
And of course--this is a great dulcimer adventure & I plan to go--the bumper sticker is already on my Highlander.
Not sure if I will be leaving from Tallahassee, Fl or Cashiers NC yet--but Bob probably cannot get off work this time of year--so looking for some possible house concerts or dulcimer or banjo workshops on the way out or possibly the way back. Also--may be looking for a travel buddy for the trip. Drop me an email if you look like you would host a small house concert and/or workshop on the way to or from Tallahassee or NC to Winfield KS and back :)

Jul9

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

Details to be announced--but there will be banjo & we are gonna have a really good time--please mark your calendar if you will be in Western North Carolina on July 9 2020.

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival, Morris, IL

WoW ! This looks like a wonderful festival--just look at the line up of performers, workshop hosts, jams, picking already simmering up. They have asked me to teach some mountain dulcimer & clawhammer banjo & see there's gonna be some other instruments too. http://www.gebharddulcimer.org/featured-performers Going to post details when they start coming in--but please put June 13--14th on your calendar for 2020.   Bob & I are gonna get the new Bambi revved up and we will be camping at this event.  We have never been to northern iL--but we hear its beautiful & looks like there are going to be folks coming from all over.  Hope to see you there :) Boy oh boy--this one is going to be fun ! ps. If anyone on the way to or from Morris IL from Tallahassee, Fl would like to host us for a house concert/jam or workshop--please email me and we can make it happen :) maryz@maryzcox.com

TBA

2020 Florida Folk Festival

 —  —

Stephen Foster State Park, White Springs, Fl

Very pleased to be joining my fellow Floridians in the Florida Folk Festival again this 2020. Details TBA--when I receive them. Its always a wonderful festival--hope to see you there. Bob & I will arrive on Thursday the 21st & leave after breakfast on the 25th.

Here are the times & places :) Friday May 22 5:30 pm Under the Oaks --performance Saturday May 23rd 12 noon Old Marble Stage--performance Sunday May 24th 2:30 pm Will Mclean Stage --performance Sunday May 24th 4:00 pm Jam Tent--Ladies Banjo Society Jam with Mary Z Cox & Pamela Jo Hatley

Traditional Dulcimore Gathering

Berea Kentucky, Berea Kentucky

Going to be attending this event for traditional mountain dulcimers in Kentucky in May. Probably be there May 14, 15, 16--but will have to head home for the Florida Folk Festival the following week. Although I no longer have "Tater" my old Galax dulcimer--I do still have the "Lady With the Checkered Past" and a noter too--so will most likely bring her along :)

Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival

Petal Mississippi

Bob & I are headed out to Mississippi this weekend for a dulcimer festival. We'll be in the vending area with my mountain dulcimer book and banjo and mountain dulcimer cds. Just started a new mountain dulcimer tab book with new tunes and songs & hope to have it ready soon. :) If you are going--please stop by and say howdy :)

Mary Z Cox & Runa concert

Monticello Opera House, 185 W Washington Street, Monticello, FL

Please save the date & details will be announced soon.  But this is gonna be an incredible concert where Mary Z & Runa will play a double header concert.  If you haven't heard Runa--they are an awesome world class Irish Band that take the stage by storm.  Its also my birthday weekend & am so honored that I'll be able to do my February birthday and Valentine day set--& the opera house has promised chocolate cake with chocolate cake for everyone to celebrate February birthdays. This is gonna be a really fun & exciting concert &  really want everyone I know & love to come and be a part of it--gonna be some wonderful music and chocolate cake--this is the 1st time this combination has happened & I'm looking so forward to being part of this. :)  If you have never been to the Monticello Opera House--its 120 years old--beautiful and probably the best acoustics of a small intimate hall in the south.  If you've been before--you know how magical it is :)

TBA

Dec6

Blue Tavern

Blue Tavern, Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Fl

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

New Posh, Crawfordville, Fl

Details TBA --but bringing my new CD Carolina Banjo to the coast at this fine listening room hosted by Debbie Dix Bishop. Brian & Jennifer Hill--fine multi instrumentalist pals will be picking & singing with me to bring you new original and traditional tunes & songs.   Hope you'll come--its bound to be a very fun evening.

Banjo workshops with Mary Z Cox

North Carolina Banjo Clinic, NC

 

My 4 clawhammer workshops are on Saturday ! Please sign up for one or more of them--we are gonna play some good tunes and have a really fun time too :) 

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

Please join two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion & mountain dulcimer wiz-kid. Mary Z Cox for an evening of Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond. Fun for all ages with traditional & original tunes & songs.  Mary Z will be bringing her new CD & tab book Carolina Banjo 2019 which celebrates the 20th anniversary of her award winning 1999 CD--Vintage Banjo.

IBMA conference

IBMA World Of Blue Grass, Raleigh, NC

Going to IBMA this September to help promote my new CD--Carolina Banjo.  Details  TBA 

Mary Z Cox Evening of Banjo & beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

  Its happening again in July 2019--details TBA in 2019 :) Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond & lots of fiddle too :)  Introducing new CD--Carolina Banjo.  Lots of new songs  tunes & its gonna be fun :)

Mary Z Cox

4th of July Festival, Belden, CA

Gonna be playing Northern California festival.  Details to be announced soon. Bob & I will be driving out the new Bambi and camping on the way--we will probably leave a week in advance & take a week coming back.  If you are interested in tickets--keep an eye on their website--in the past they have sold out the first day.  Will will actually be at the festival site from about JUly 2-7th.   Not sure of our exact route yet--but if anyone in the Sacramento area would be interested in hosting me for a house concert with workshop or jam--please let me know & bet we could make it happen. :) 

 

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Please Join me Sunday morning at the Old Marble Stage for some Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond.

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond with Mary Z Cox @ Under the Oaks Stage at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there :)

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Playing on Friday at the Tower Stage. Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond.  Going to have my new CD --Carolina Banjo there & hoping to have the banjo tab book ready too. And I'll be playing a few new tunes and songs from Carolina Banjo too & some other favorites you may have heard before.  Hope to see you there :)

May24

Uke strum & sing jam/Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/, White Springs, Florida

Hosting the Ukulele strum & sing jam @ 2-3 pm on Friday May 24th at the Jam Tent.

Please bring your ukulele--practice up your chords in advance--I'll be bringing some fun tunes to play and sing & it would be really fun if other FFF musicians would bring out their ukes and play and sing along.  :)  

I'll try and print out some words and chords.   :)  

If anyone is interested in trying out a couple of the tunes I learned last summer in Patrick's uke class--let me know. very fun :)

 

 

May 22-24 2020

Details TBA as soon as I receive them. 

Previous events

National Mountain Dulcimer Contest :)

Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

Just won 1st place in the Deep South Dulcimer Contest in Petal, Mississippi and one of the prizes was a admission ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival and an entry into the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships. The festival runs from September 16-20 th 2020.
And of course--this is a great dulcimer adventure & I plan to go--the bumper sticker is already on my Highlander.
Not sure if I will be leaving from Tallahassee, Fl or Cashiers NC yet--but Bob probably cannot get off work this time of year--so looking for some possible house concerts or dulcimer or banjo workshops on the way out or possibly the way back. Also--may be looking for a travel buddy for the trip. Drop me an email if you look like you would host a small house concert and/or workshop on the way to or from Tallahassee or NC to Winfield KS and back :)

Jul9

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

Details to be announced--but there will be banjo & we are gonna have a really good time--please mark your calendar if you will be in Western North Carolina on July 9 2020.

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival, Morris, IL

WoW ! This looks like a wonderful festival--just look at the line up of performers, workshop hosts, jams, picking already simmering up. They have asked me to teach some mountain dulcimer & clawhammer banjo & see there's gonna be some other instruments too. http://www.gebharddulcimer.org/featured-performers Going to post details when they start coming in--but please put June 13--14th on your calendar for 2020.   Bob & I are gonna get the new Bambi revved up and we will be camping at this event.  We have never been to northern iL--but we hear its beautiful & looks like there are going to be folks coming from all over.  Hope to see you there :) Boy oh boy--this one is going to be fun ! ps. If anyone on the way to or from Morris IL from Tallahassee, Fl would like to host us for a house concert/jam or workshop--please email me and we can make it happen :) maryz@maryzcox.com

TBA

2020 Florida Folk Festival

 —  —

Stephen Foster State Park, White Springs, Fl

Very pleased to be joining my fellow Floridians in the Florida Folk Festival again this 2020. Details TBA--when I receive them. Its always a wonderful festival--hope to see you there. Bob & I will arrive on Thursday the 21st & leave after breakfast on the 25th.

Here are the times & places :) Friday May 22 5:30 pm Under the Oaks --performance Saturday May 23rd 12 noon Old Marble Stage--performance Sunday May 24th 2:30 pm Will Mclean Stage --performance Sunday May 24th 4:00 pm Jam Tent--Ladies Banjo Society Jam with Mary Z Cox & Pamela Jo Hatley

Traditional Dulcimore Gathering

Berea Kentucky, Berea Kentucky

Going to be attending this event for traditional mountain dulcimers in Kentucky in May. Probably be there May 14, 15, 16--but will have to head home for the Florida Folk Festival the following week. Although I no longer have "Tater" my old Galax dulcimer--I do still have the "Lady With the Checkered Past" and a noter too--so will most likely bring her along :)

Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival

Petal Mississippi

Bob & I are headed out to Mississippi this weekend for a dulcimer festival. We'll be in the vending area with my mountain dulcimer book and banjo and mountain dulcimer cds. Just started a new mountain dulcimer tab book with new tunes and songs & hope to have it ready soon. :) If you are going--please stop by and say howdy :)

Mary Z Cox & Runa concert

Monticello Opera House, 185 W Washington Street, Monticello, FL

Please save the date & details will be announced soon.  But this is gonna be an incredible concert where Mary Z & Runa will play a double header concert.  If you haven't heard Runa--they are an awesome world class Irish Band that take the stage by storm.  Its also my birthday weekend & am so honored that I'll be able to do my February birthday and Valentine day set--& the opera house has promised chocolate cake with chocolate cake for everyone to celebrate February birthdays. This is gonna be a really fun & exciting concert &  really want everyone I know & love to come and be a part of it--gonna be some wonderful music and chocolate cake--this is the 1st time this combination has happened & I'm looking so forward to being part of this. :)  If you have never been to the Monticello Opera House--its 120 years old--beautiful and probably the best acoustics of a small intimate hall in the south.  If you've been before--you know how magical it is :)

TBA

Dec6

Blue Tavern

Blue Tavern, Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Fl

Previous events

National Mountain Dulcimer Contest :)

Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS

Just won 1st place in the Deep South Dulcimer Contest in Petal, Mississippi and one of the prizes was a admission ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival and an entry into the National Mountain Dulcimer Championships. The festival runs from September 16-20 th 2020.
And of course--this is a great dulcimer adventure & I plan to go--the bumper sticker is already on my Highlander.
Not sure if I will be leaving from Tallahassee, Fl or Cashiers NC yet--but Bob probably cannot get off work this time of year--so looking for some possible house concerts or dulcimer or banjo workshops on the way out or possibly the way back. Also--may be looking for a travel buddy for the trip. Drop me an email if you look like you would host a small house concert and/or workshop on the way to or from Tallahassee or NC to Winfield KS and back :)

Jul9

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

Details to be announced--but there will be banjo & we are gonna have a really good time--please mark your calendar if you will be in Western North Carolina on July 9 2020.

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Fetival, Morris, IL

WoW ! This looks like a wonderful festival--just look at the line up of performers, workshop hosts, jams, picking already simmering up. They have asked me to teach some mountain dulcimer & clawhammer banjo & see there's gonna be some other instruments too. http://www.gebharddulcimer.org/featured-performers Going to post details when they start coming in--but please put June 13--14th on your calendar for 2020.   Bob & I are gonna get the new Bambi revved up and we will be camping at this event.  We have never been to northern iL--but we hear its beautiful & looks like there are going to be folks coming from all over.  Hope to see you there :) Boy oh boy--this one is going to be fun ! ps. If anyone on the way to or from Morris IL from Tallahassee, Fl would like to host us for a house concert/jam or workshop--please email me and we can make it happen :) maryz@maryzcox.com

TBA

2020 Florida Folk Festival

 —  —

Stephen Foster State Park, White Springs, Fl

Very pleased to be joining my fellow Floridians in the Florida Folk Festival again this 2020. Details TBA--when I receive them. Its always a wonderful festival--hope to see you there. Bob & I will arrive on Thursday the 21st & leave after breakfast on the 25th.

Here are the times & places :) Friday May 22 5:30 pm Under the Oaks --performance Saturday May 23rd 12 noon Old Marble Stage--performance Sunday May 24th 2:30 pm Will Mclean Stage --performance Sunday May 24th 4:00 pm Jam Tent--Ladies Banjo Society Jam with Mary Z Cox & Pamela Jo Hatley

Traditional Dulcimore Gathering

Berea Kentucky, Berea Kentucky

Going to be attending this event for traditional mountain dulcimers in Kentucky in May. Probably be there May 14, 15, 16--but will have to head home for the Florida Folk Festival the following week. Although I no longer have "Tater" my old Galax dulcimer--I do still have the "Lady With the Checkered Past" and a noter too--so will most likely bring her along :)

Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival

Petal Mississippi

Bob & I are headed out to Mississippi this weekend for a dulcimer festival. We'll be in the vending area with my mountain dulcimer book and banjo and mountain dulcimer cds. Just started a new mountain dulcimer tab book with new tunes and songs & hope to have it ready soon. :) If you are going--please stop by and say howdy :)

Mary Z Cox & Runa concert

Monticello Opera House, 185 W Washington Street, Monticello, FL

Please save the date & details will be announced soon.  But this is gonna be an incredible concert where Mary Z & Runa will play a double header concert.  If you haven't heard Runa--they are an awesome world class Irish Band that take the stage by storm.  Its also my birthday weekend & am so honored that I'll be able to do my February birthday and Valentine day set--& the opera house has promised chocolate cake with chocolate cake for everyone to celebrate February birthdays. This is gonna be a really fun & exciting concert &  really want everyone I know & love to come and be a part of it--gonna be some wonderful music and chocolate cake--this is the 1st time this combination has happened & I'm looking so forward to being part of this. :)  If you have never been to the Monticello Opera House--its 120 years old--beautiful and probably the best acoustics of a small intimate hall in the south.  If you've been before--you know how magical it is :)

TBA

Dec6

Blue Tavern

Blue Tavern, Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Fl

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

New Posh, Crawfordville, Fl

Details TBA --but bringing my new CD Carolina Banjo to the coast at this fine listening room hosted by Debbie Dix Bishop. Brian & Jennifer Hill--fine multi instrumentalist pals will be picking & singing with me to bring you new original and traditional tunes & songs.   Hope you'll come--its bound to be a very fun evening.

Banjo workshops with Mary Z Cox

North Carolina Banjo Clinic, NC

 

My 4 clawhammer workshops are on Saturday ! Please sign up for one or more of them--we are gonna play some good tunes and have a really fun time too :) 

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

Please join two time Florida & North Carolina banjo champion & mountain dulcimer wiz-kid. Mary Z Cox for an evening of Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond. Fun for all ages with traditional & original tunes & songs.  Mary Z will be bringing her new CD & tab book Carolina Banjo 2019 which celebrates the 20th anniversary of her award winning 1999 CD--Vintage Banjo.

IBMA conference

IBMA World Of Blue Grass, Raleigh, NC

Going to IBMA this September to help promote my new CD--Carolina Banjo.  Details  TBA 

Mary Z Cox Evening of Banjo & beyond

Cashiers Library, Cashiers, NC

  Its happening again in July 2019--details TBA in 2019 :) Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond & lots of fiddle too :)  Introducing new CD--Carolina Banjo.  Lots of new songs  tunes & its gonna be fun :)

Mary Z Cox

4th of July Festival, Belden, CA

Gonna be playing Northern California festival.  Details to be announced soon. Bob & I will be driving out the new Bambi and camping on the way--we will probably leave a week in advance & take a week coming back.  If you are interested in tickets--keep an eye on their website--in the past they have sold out the first day.  Will will actually be at the festival site from about JUly 2-7th.   Not sure of our exact route yet--but if anyone in the Sacramento area would be interested in hosting me for a house concert with workshop or jam--please let me know & bet we could make it happen. :) 

 

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Please Join me Sunday morning at the Old Marble Stage for some Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond.

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Banjo, bluegrass, blues & Beyond with Mary Z Cox @ Under the Oaks Stage at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there :)

Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, White Springs, Florida

Playing on Friday at the Tower Stage. Banjo, bluegrass, blues & beyond.  Going to have my new CD --Carolina Banjo there & hoping to have the banjo tab book ready too. And I'll be playing a few new tunes and songs from Carolina Banjo too & some other favorites you may have heard before.  Hope to see you there :)

May24

Uke strum & sing jam/Mary Z Cox

Florida Folk Festival, http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/, White Springs, Florida

Hosting the Ukulele strum & sing jam @ 2-3 pm on Friday May 24th at the Jam Tent.

Please bring your ukulele--practice up your chords in advance--I'll be bringing some fun tunes to play and sing & it would be really fun if other FFF musicians would bring out their ukes and play and sing along.  :)  

I'll try and print out some words and chords.   :)  

If anyone is interested in trying out a couple of the tunes I learned last summer in Patrick's uke class--let me know. very fun :)