The fourth annual Lake Erie Folk Fest will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Shore Cultural Centre located at 291 East 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio 44123. This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music and dance styles from a wide variety of cultures. The festival offers a day of free workshops taught by accomplished instructors for people of all ages and skill levels, its goal to encourage the preservation of and participation in the traditional arts. Whether you’re a musician or just a fan of great music and the arts, there is something for everybody to enjoy!
Musicians, dancers and fans of bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, polka, ballads and everything in between are invited to participate in LEFF’s free workshops, dances and mini-concerts from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Shore Cultural Center. There is also plenty of room for musicians to get together and jam throughout the course of the day. The event will cap off with a 7:30 p.m. concert featuring the acclaimed Americana due, Richie and Rosie, who present traditional and original music in unique and wonderful ways. Other featured performers include:
- Journeywork– Traditional Irish music featuring flute, whistle, uillean pipes and guitar
- Jim Volk– Progressive Roots Guitarist
- Shri Kalaa Mandir– Classical Indian Music & Dance
- The Chardon Polka Band– Polka, what else!
All Saturday afternoon workshops, mini-concerts and dances are free and open to the public. Tickets for the evening concert are $10 (advance) and $15 (day of show) with 12 and under free! Additional information regarding the festival may be found on its website http://www.lakeeriefolkfest.com, including how to support the program as a sponsor. Mark your calendars now and plan to spend the day with great people and great music!
Friday activities too
The Lake Erie Folk Fest will kick-off on Friday, February 22 at 10:00 AM with a special educational program for area grade school students featuring the Chardon Polka Band. Friday evening all are welcome to attend a community square dance at 7:30 PM featuring the Saints and Opossums and caller Kenny Wilson. All dances will be taught and no experience is necessary! For complete information visit www.lakeeriefolkfest.com.
The Lake Erie Folk Fest is a collaboration between two nonprofit organizations, The Shore Cultural Centre and the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Laura Lewis, Lake Erie Folk Fest Artistic Director (440) 487-1418; or
Chris Cipriani, Director of Programming and Marketing, Shore Cultural Centre (216) 289-8578