Fonó means spinning in English; it also refers to a social custom of country life. The hall was created with the mission published on their original pamphlet: "We wanted there to be a place where people could get together; get to know each other's joys, torments, thoughts, music, dance, words." Besides performances of prominent local folk-old-boys like Félix Lajkó, Kálmán Balogh, and the Ghymes Ensemble, the Fonó makes way in presenting the current folk trends, hosting theaters, dance houses, and exhibitions. They have expanded their scope to younger artists who are expanding the scope of music. The box office opens an hour before the start of the performance.