Plan your day for the Lake Erie Folk Fest on February 22, 2020 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, Ohio 44123.
Doors open at noon. Dine at Culinary Bistro, lower level, noon – 7:30pm. Concessions are open all day, Room 152, thru evening concert intermission. Wine + beer sales, Room 152, 3pm thru evening concert intermission.
1 – 6pm
30+ FREE Community Concerts, Music Workshops, Community Jams, Family Activities, Community Dances and more
Community concerts with The Blues Devils (1pm), Hal Walker (2pm), Paul Kovac & Andrew Bonnis (3:15pm), Hot Djang! Trio (4:15pm), and Mark Olitsky, Riley Calcagno & Susie Goehring (5:15pm).
Special Performance by the Euclid High School Drumline (2:45pm).
Community Dances: Learn to Swing Dance with Valerie Salstrom of Get Hep Swing (1pm), Swing Dance with music by Bob Frank Trio (2pm), Contra Dance with Hu$hmoney, Michael Hamilton, caller (3:15pm), Polka Dance with Polonia Duo (4:30pm).
Folknet Community Sing with Joanne Laessig (3:15pm).
Presentations: Harmonica Masters (Hal Walker, Dave Rice, Bob Frank) at 1pm, Banjo Styles (James McDowell, Mark Olitsky, Ruairi Hurley) at 2pm, Fiddle Styles (Aynsley Porchak, Riley Calcagno and Janice Pohl) at 4:15pm, Hammered Strings (Tina Bergmann on hammered dulcimer, Alexander Fedorliouk on cimbalom) at 5:15pm.
Bistro Open Mic: 1-6pm, host Dan Bond.
Family Activities: Songs for Families & Kids (Daddy and the Chickenhawks) at 1pm, Bringing Books to Life (Robin Echols Cooper) 2pm & 5:15pm, Blues for Young ‘Uns (Bob Frank) 3:15pm, Music That Fits in Your Pocket (Hal Walker) at 4:15pm.
Music Workshops: Intermediate Ukulele (Mark Laskey) at 1:30pm, Beg/Int Swing Guitar (Kevin Richards) at 1:30pm, Beg/Int Swing Fiddle (Reed Simon, Brad Smedley) at 1:30pm, Uke to the Future (Sheela Das) at 3:15pm, Beg/Int Old-Time Fiddle (Riley Calcagno with Susie Goehring, guitar) at 3:15pm, Intermediate Blues, Jazz & Fiddle Tunes for Mandolin (John Reynolds) at 3:15pm, Beg/Int Old-Time Banjo (Mark Olitsky with Christina Tanczos, fiddle) at 3:15pm, Five Things Every Guitar Player Should Know (Paul Kovac) at 4:45pm, Fiddle from Scratch (Studio Strings) at 4:45pm, Beg. Old-Time Guitar (Dave Rice) at 4:45pm, Upright Bass Techniques (Andrew Bonnis) at 4:45pm.
Jams: Bluegrass Jam with members of Carolina Blue at 1pm, Old-Time Jam (Joel Specht, Erin Thomas, Bill Braun, Andrej Debevc) at 1pm, Irish Seisiun (Maureen Conway Reich) at 3:15pm
Pop-up jamming all day.
Food & concessions.
6 – 7:30pm
Dine at the Culinary Bistro or nearby Euclid restaurants.
Grand Finale Concert
Concert admission $20; prepay online for $15 thru Friday midnight; age 12 & under free.
Doors Open 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door until they sell out.
Carolina Blue. an award-winning Bluegrass band from North Carolina presenting traditional and original music. Other featured performers include:
Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken Word – Performance Poetry
Harmonia – Music of Eastern Europe
Luca Mundaca – Brazilian Singer Songwriter