Euclid, OH – The sixth annual Lake Erie Folk Fest (LEFF) brings together the Northeast Ohio traditional music community in a mid-spring celebration of the arts.
The fest will be held Saturday, April 30 at the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., Euclid 44123. This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music styles from a wide variety of cultures, and provides free workshops with accomplished instructors for people of all ages and skill levels.
Whether you’re a musician or just a fan of great music and the arts, there is something for everybody to enjoy! Lovers of bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, ballads and everything in between are invited to participate in LEFF’s free workshops and concerts from 1 pm to 6 pm. There is also plenty of opportunity for musicians to get together and jam throughout the course of the day.
The event will cap off with a 7:30 pm evening concert featuring:
- John Doyle, Dublin-born guitarist and singer-songwriter, www.johndoylemusic.com
- Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, new old-fashioned music sung and played from the heart, www.vivandriley.com/wp
- Voices of Revelations, African-American acapella gospel quartet, https://youtu.be/s1nN3ZthndE
- Abrepaso Flamenco, an award-winning Cleveland based flamenco company, www.abrepaso.org
All Saturday afternoon workshops and concerts are free and open to the public. Tickets for the evening concert are $15 (advance) and $20 (day of show) with 12 and under free!
The Lake Erie Folk Fest is produced by the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to encourage the preservation and participation in the traditional arts.
The festival is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council. The OAC funds and supports quality arts experience to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. Thank you, OAC, for your tremendous support.
LEFF has joined in alliance with other Northeast Ohio music venues to keep patrons safe during the pandemic. Current COVID protocols will be observed. Please check www.lakeeriefolkfest.com for updates to COVID protocol the week prior to the festival.
Additional information regarding the festival may be found on its website 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!