Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Lake Erie Folk Fest

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

 

A Community Celebration of Music & Dance

Contra Dancing at a previous LEFF shows the variety of ages and activities.

Contra Dancing at a previous LEFF. Photo by Jen Hearn

On Saturday, February 22, 2020 the Fifth Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest will offer an array of hands-on music workshops, jams, dances and performances — all for free from 1 to 6 p.m.

Then the Grand Finale concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Shore’s historic auditorium featuring the acclaimed bluegrass band Carolina Blue from Brevard, NC. (admission $15 online by Friday midnight/$20 at the door)


Bluegrass Band Lab on Friday

Video of Carolina Blue invitation to Bluegrass Band Lab On Friday, February 21, something new in 2020!

Workshops for intermediate and advanced players in violin, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin led by members of the Carolina Blue band on Friday evening, 7 – 9 p.m., February 21. Register here.


Saturday Schedule

Banjo workshop attendee 2019

Banjo workshop 2019

Daytime Programs 1-6pm

Plan your day with LEFF’s free daytime programs – concerts, jams, workshops, dances, open mic, family activities. Bring an instrument, learn an instrument or just spend the day surrounded by music and happy people.

LEFF Daytime Schedule 2020 pdf

Schedule of workshops, performances, jams etc including room numbers

 

 

 

 

 


Evening Concert, 7:30pm

Performers for Saturday evening Grand Finale (admission $15 online by Friday midnight/$20 at the door) are:

Carolina Blue  – Bluegrass from North Carolina

Luca Mundaca – Brazilian Singer Songwriter

Harmonia – Music of Eastern Europe

Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word – Performance Poetry

Composite photo of Saturday evening performers Carolina Blue, Luca Mundaca, Harmonia and Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word

Counterclockwise from top left: Carolina Blue, Luca Mundaca, Harmonia, Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word

Questions? Email artistic director Laura Lewis, or call Shore Cultural Centre at (216) 289-8578.


Volunteer

Info desk

Working at the info desk is one of many volunteer positions at the Lake Erie Folk Fest. Photo by Jen Hearn

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.

Questions? Email us.

 


Bluegrass Band Lab (Friday evening)

Something new in 2020!

Workshops for intermediate and advanced players in violin, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin led by members of the Carolina Blue band on Friday evening, 7 – 9 p.m., February 21. Register here.

Flyer for Bluegrass Band Lab, 7:30pm Friday Feb 21, master classes in banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and fiddle taught by award-winning Bluegrass band Carolina Blue.

Bluegrass Band Lab printable flyer: Bluegrass Lab 2020

 

School Program (Friday 10 a.m.)

Pass It On! Expose future generations to American roots music. Tell your child’s or teen’s teacher or music director about our Friday School Program, held February 21 at Shore Cultural Centre. Home schoolers welcome! Enjoy a morning of exceptional bluegrass performed by Carolina Blue, an award winning band from North Carolina. Held in Euclid, OH, at the historic Shore Cultural Centre Auditorium, this educational program is appropriate for all ages.

Flyer for "Pass It On," a presentation by Carolina Blue for K-12 students at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb 21.

Pass It On! School Assembly printable flyer: LEFF Goes to School 2020 flyer


Support the 2020 Lake Erie Folk Fest

The Lake Erie Folk Fest depends on donations, large and small, from generous individuals such as you.  Dollars raised help to make this event affordable and to encourage the preservation of and participation in the traditional arts.

Help LEFF Pass It On! Support performance, community and teaching of traditional music & dance by making a donation or becoming a sponsor or grantor.


 

 


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