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Woodstock Folk Festival
Mark your calendars! The 34th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 12 PM – 6 PM on the historic Woodstock Square in Woodstock, Illinois. Anne Hills, Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will be honored by Jamie O’Reilly and Michael P. Smith at the Woodstock Folk Festival. The Main Stage will be co-hosted by Chuck Vander-Vennet and WFMT’s Rich Warren and will feature the following performers.
12:00 The LeftOvers – Pete Jonssen, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, Jim Seidel, and Les Urban – great solo performers, even better together with eclectic repertoire
12:30 Scott Ainslie – Piedmont and Delta Blues as well as Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions from multi-instrumentalist offering a palette of sounds
1:15 Gathering Sparks – folk, pop, blues, and gospel with tight harmonies accompanied by guitar, piano, accordion, & ukulele
2:00 Windborne – powerful vocal harmony by a cappella quartet who move seamlessly from English folk to Corsican songs to Georgian hymns
2:45 Zoe Mulford – traditional music of Appalachia and the British Isles freshly interpreted by the winner of the Folk Song of the Year Award
3:30 Cari Ray & the Shaky Legs – acoustic blues, folk, ragtime, and old-time country from powerhouse guitar, percussion, and voice duo
4:15 Joe Crookston – powerful, story-driven songwriting by a singer-songwriter who is also a musician, painter, storyteller, and author
4:55 Presentation of “Woody” Awards to Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven
5:00 Lifetime Achievement Award and Performance: Anne Hills – warm, melodic, humorous contemporary folk songs from award-winning singer-songwriter
5:40 All-sing Finale – Led by the LeftOvers
Some performers will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the First Lunar Landing & Moonwalk (July 20-21, 1969) and the Woodstock Music Festival (August 15-18, 1969)
More Festival favorites include
Stage Left Café Open Mic Stage – Sign up starts at 12:05 PM
Featured Performer Rick Fitzgerald (1:30-2:00 PM) – autoharpist, guitarist, vocalist
Blues Workshop led by Scott Ainslie at Stage Left Café (2:15-3:00 PM)
Children’s Area – Hands-on arts & crafts, fun activities & More
Suggested Donation: $20/individual; $30/family
Come for the Weekend: Concert by Robbie Fulks; Music at the Farmer’s Market; Book Signing by Joe Crookston; Concert by Greg Brown with special guest Bo Ramsey; Storytelling by Joe Crookston & Jim May; Summer in the Park and more.
Thanks to our Radio Partners: WDCB/90.9, WFMT/98.7, and WNUR/89.3.
Proudly Supported by the City of Woodstock and Real Woodstock.
Rain location: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W Calhoun (corner of Tryon, just a couple blocks southwest of the Square. Easily accessible via the Union Pacific/Northwest Metra train line. Handicapped accessible facilities available. Pets are not allowed on the Square, only on the perimeter. Remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit on!
Woodstock Folk Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.