The Down East Folk Arts Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1992 in Carteret County, North Carolina. It has been bringing world-class folk music to Craven and Carteret County, North Carolina since its inception.
Our mission is "to build community through music" while preserving the traditional folk arts. As such, all of our concerts are free; all are welcome!
We encourage donations at our concerts by "passing the bucket!" for our artists.
We are supported by folks like you, lovers of music, from our local, regional, national, and global communities, who attend our free concerts and make a donation when we "pass the bucket" for our artists.
We are also sponsored through the generosity of the North Carolina Arts Council, the Arts Council of Carteret County, the Craven County Arts Council and our venue partners: City Stage in New Bern, NC, the History Museum in Morehead City, NC, Clawson's Restaurant in Beaufort, NC, and the St Clare Coffeehouse at St Francis By The Sea in Salter Path, NC
As a non-profit, your attendance at our concerts and your financial support by donating here helps us continue to achieve our mission "to build community through music!"
Sign up to become a member of DEFAS by sending us your email address. We will only use your email address to notify you about our upcoming concerts.