February 24, 2018

The Lake Erie Folk Fest

Shore Cultural Centre   291 E. 222nd Street   Euclid, Ohio 44123


The third annual Lake Erie Folk Fest will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Euclid, OH.

Come out for a free afternoon of engaging workshops, dances, jams and children’s programs. Then cap off your day by attending an inspiring evening show in the Shore Cultural Centre’s historic concert hall.

School Program – Friday 10 a.m.

This year for the first time the Lake Erie Folk Fest will hold a special concert for middle school and high school students on Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. The featured performers Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, from Prince Edward Island, Canada, a bilingual folk group, will be especially interesting for music and French language students. Deadline to sign up is Monday, February 9. (Note that the deadline has been extended – we’re had a great response!)   

Saturday Afternoon Events – 1-6 p.m. – FREE

With an afternoon of workshops, mini-concerts, community jams, dances, music workshops, kids workshops and music in the Culinary Bistro,  there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Evening Concert – Saturday 7:30 p.m.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin   FolkFusion from Prince Edward Island

Emily Keener   Singer/Songwriter

Aaron Jonah Lewis & Lindsay McCaw of The Corn Potato String Band  Traditional American

Tam Tam Magic   West African Drum and Dance

Fantje na vasi   Slovenian Singing Group

Tickets for the Evening Concert

Purchase general seating tickets for $10 online by midnight Friday, February 23.   Purchase advance tickets here. Pick up your tickets at the Will Call window the day of the show.

Or, on the day of the show on Saturday, purchase tickets for $15 at the festival info desk and at the concert door. As always, children 12 and under are free.



Volunteer for two hours and get a free ticket to the evening concert, along with that warm fuzzy feeling inside you get when you help out a great cause. Sign up here to volunteer.

A Community Celebration of Music & Dance

The Lake Erie Folk Fest is a collaboration of the North East Ohio Musical Heritage Association,  producer of the Blue Sky Folk Festival in Kirtland, and the Shore Cultural Centre, a former high school turned innovative arts center in downtown Euclid.

The event brings two communities together in a late-winter cross-pollination of the arts: Euclid’s diverse artistic community, and the Northeast Ohio folk music community. Questions? Email  producer Laura Lewis, or call Shore Cultural Centre at (216) 289-8578.

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