Plan Your Day

Plan your day for the Lake Erie Folk Fest on February 11, 2023 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, Ohio 44123.

Doors Open @ Noon

Food available all day on the Center Gym.

Wine + beer sales, Shore’s Landing, Room 152, 3pm thru evening concert intermission.

1 – 6pm  

28 FREE Community Concerts, Presentations, Music Workshops, Community Jams, and more 

Daytime Schedule – Click to Expand


Community Concerts   Room 125  

Sponsored by:


The Crooked River Stompers  (1:00 – 1:45pm)
Ragtime and String Music of the 20’s and 30’s

Songwriter Song Swap  (2:00 – 2:45pm)
With Bethany Joy, Josee McGee, Noah Budin

Sugar Mules (3:00 – 3:45pm)
Not so traditional bluegrass

Custy & McNamara (4:00 – 4:45pm)
Traditional Irish Songs & Tunes

Bill Lestock w/ Brad Smedley (5:00 – 5:45pm)
Original Mandolin

Presentations and More   Band Room 158   

Bluegrass Banjo Q&A (1:00 – 2:00pm)
Paul Kovac

Mando Jam (2:15 – 3:15pm)
Bill Lestock

Squeezebox Jamboree (3:30 – 4:30pm)
Mohsen Amini (Talisk), Anthony Culkar, Wayne Golub (Slovenian) & Brad Smedley (Cajun)

Five Things Every Guitar Player Should Know (4:45 – 5:45pm)
Paul Kovac

Music Workshops   Room 105    

Penny Whistles: Irish, Old-Time & More! 1:00-1:45pm)
Sheela Das & Jim Miller

Upright Bass Intro & Techniques (2:00-2:45pm)
Andrew Bonnis

Twin Fiddling (3:00-3:45pm)
Christine King with Janice Fields Pohl

Intermediate Mandolin: Ragtime, Blues & Fancy Fiddle Tunes (4:00-4:45pm)
John Reynolds, Jon Mosey & Jack DiAlesandro

The D.R.E.W. Project: Bringing Songwriters & Veterans Together (5:00-5:45pm)
Bethany Joy

Music Workshops   Room 103   

Guitar: Irish Backup in DADGAD Tuning  (1:00-1:45pm)
Nikki Custy

Intermediate Old-Time Banjo (2:00-2:45pm)
Mark Olitsky

Ukulele for Beginners (3:00-3:45pm)
Mark Laskey

“When the Levee Breaks” Memphis Minnie for the Uke (Intermediate/Advanced) (4:00-4:45pm)
Mark Laskey

Fiddle: Going from Classical to Folk (5:00-5:45pm)
Samantha McNamara

Community Jams   

Room 258 (on second floor above Rm 158)

Old-Time Youth Jam (1:00-2:00pm)
Hosted by Erin Thomas, Bill Braun & Joel Specht 

Irish Seisun (2:15-3:15pm)
Hosted by Maureen Conway Reich & Mary Ann Beach

Old-Time Jam (3:30-4:30pm)
Hosted by Joel Specht, Erin Thomas & Bob Kachurek

Bluegrass Jam (4:45-5:45pm)
Hosted by Sugar Mules

Kids Workshops/Family Activities   Room 106     

Celebrate You in Song!  (1:00-1:45pm)
Robin Echols Cooper

Dances for Families & Kids (2:00-2:45pm)
Janice Fields Pohl

Songs for Families & Kids (3:00-3:45pm)
Daddy and the Chickenhawks

Celebrate You in Song! (4:00-4:45pm)
Robin Echols Cooper

Piedmont Blues: Ragtime to Rock & Roll (5:00-5:45pm)
Charlie Mosbrook & Mark Freeman

6 – 7:30pm
Dinner Break

Dine in our Center Gym or nearby Euclid restaurants.


Grand Finale Concert

Concert admission $20; advance ticket sales have ended; age 12 & under free.

Doors Open 7pm.  Tickets will be available at the door until they sell out. More info on Grand Finale Concert



Ukrainian Bandura

Liz Bullock

Bonnis & The King

Euclid Marching Mighty Panthers Drumline

– More info on Grand Finale Concert –



Lake Erie Folk Fest logoShore Cultural Centre
291 E. 222nd Street
Euclid, Ohio 44123


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