February 22, 2020This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music and dance styles from a wide variety of cultures and provides free workshops with accomplished instructors for people of all ages and skill levels, 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 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the Shore Cultural Centre. There is also plenty of room for musicians to get together and jam throughout the course of the day.
5th Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest
10 AM - 10 PM
Shore Cultural Centre
291 East 222nd Street, Euclid
The event will cap-off with a 7:30 PM evening concert featuring the award-winning bluegrass band, Carolina Blue, who present traditional bluegrass music in the style of Bill Monroe, the genre's founder. Other featured performers include: Harmonia, masters ofÂ the traditional folk music of eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians; Distinguished Gentlemen of the Spoken Word, a Cleveland treasure, is a group of African-American males ages 8-18 who study the art of performance poetry; and Award winning Brazilian singer-songwriter, Luca Mundaca, who is the recipient of an Independent Music Award in the world fusion category and is aÂ Putumayo World Music recording artist whose work has been featured in numerous films and HBO shows.
All Saturday afternoon workshops, mini-concerts and dances are free and open to the public and tickets for the evening concert are $15 (advance) and $20 (day of show) with 12 and under free! Additional information regarding the festival may be found on its website www.lakeeriefolkfest.com, including how to support the program as a sponsor or volunteer.
The Lake Erie Folk Fest will kick-off on Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM with a special educational program for area grade school students featuring concert headliner,Carolina Blue. Later that evening from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, Carolina Blue will conduct master classes for bluegrass musicians in mandolin, banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass.
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