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Folk Show

Folk Show Festival Calendar 2016

Folk Festivals

June 2-5

>>>Roots on the River

Bellows Falls, Vermont   ~   www.vermontfestivalsllc.com

Performers include: Della Mae, Spuyten Duyvil,  Lula Wiles, Joe Crookston,  Mary Gauthier, The Steel Wheels, and many more

June 9-12

>>>Sea Music Festival

Mystic, Connecticut   ~   www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival/

Performers include: Barrule, Moe Bowstern, Kim & Reggie Harris,            Matthew Byrne, Castlebay, Pressgang Mutiny, Cliff Haslam, Magpie,          and many more.

June 15-19

>>>Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival

Litchfield, Maine   ~   www.blisteredfingers.com    

Performers include: The Moron Brothers, The Little Roy & Lizzie Show,    The Bluegrass Brothers, The Edgar Loudermilk Band, Zink &      Company, The Baker Family, The Trinity River Band, The Misty             Mountaineers, Bluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam, Blistered Fingers

June 26 -July 1

>>>The Acadia Trad Festival

Bar Harbor, Maine  ~  www.acadiatradschool.com/festival/

Performers include: Pete Sutherland, The Press Gang, Riley Baugus,     David Greeley, Matt & Shannon Heaton. There are many other        headliners plus students from the Acadia School of Traditional Music    & Arts. Also: Contra Dance w/ Chrissy Fowler calling and Cape            Breton Dances

July 8-10

>>>Green River Festival

Greenfield, Massachusetts   ~   www.greenriverfestival.com

Performers include: Los Lobos, Dustbowl Revival, Peter Wolf, Peter        Mulvey, Lula Wiles and many more.

July 9& 10

>>>The New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford, Massachusetts   ~   www.newbedfordfolkfestival.org

Performers include: Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, Rory Block, Cheryl   Wheeler, John Gorka, Spuyten Duyvil,  Matt & Shannon Heaton,                 Pete & Maura Kennedy, Low Lily, Mustard’s Retreat,  Ellis Paul,   Garnet Rogers and MANY more.

July 10-16

>>>Festival on the Green

Middlebury, Vermont ~ www.festivalonthegreen.org

Performers include: Aurelio, Jon Gilmore, Pat Donohue, The Lonely     Heartstrings Band, Le Poules a Colin, Rik Palieri and more.

July 14-17

>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Oak Hill, NY www.greyfoxbluegrass.com

Performers include: Del and Dawg, David Grisman, Steep      Canyon Rangers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Earls of Leicester, Wood Brothers, Steeldrivers and more

July 21-24

>>>Finger lakes GrassRoots Festival

Trumansburg, New York  ~  www.grassrootsfest.org

Performers include: Donna the Buffalo, Indigo Girls, Ricky Skaggs,        John Brown’s Body, Mandolin Orange,  and more than 60 others.

July 22-24

>>>The Newport Folk Festival

Newport, Rhode Island   ~   www.newportfolk.org

Performers include: Flight of the Conchords, Ray Lamontagne, Del &             Dawg, Margo Price, The Oh Hellos, Aoife O’Donovan, The Cactus           Blossoms and MANY more.

July 28-31

>>>Ossipee Valley Music Festival

South Hiram, Maine  ~  www.ossipeevalley.com

Performers include: The California Honey Drops, Sarah Jaroz,    Mandolin Orange, The Claire Lynch Band, Darlingside, Ten Strings &            a Goatskin, Ghost of Paul Revere, Twisted Pine, The New England Bluegrass Band, Tricky Britches, Lula Wiles and more.

July 29-31

>>>The Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell, Massachusetts   ~   www.lowellfolkfestival.org

Performers include: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Savoy Family Cajun Band, The Gibson           Brothers, and more.

August 2-4

>>>Sweet Chariot Music Festival

Swan’s Island, Maine  www.sweetchariotmusicfestival.com

Performers include: Nick Apollonio, Jennifer Armstrong, Doug Day,     The Jenkens Family, Geoff Kaufman , Lisa Redfern, Moira Smiley with     VOCO, Daisy Nell, and many more.

August 5-7

>>>Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Hillsdale, New York   ~   www.falconridgefolk.org

Performers include: Annie Wenz, Tom Rush, Vance Gilbert,                                 Nerissa & Katryna Nields, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams,

Peter mulvey,  The Green Mountain Playboys, Patty Larkin, and            many more.

August 19 & 20

>>>Peacham Acoustic Music Festival

Peacham, Vermont ~ www.pamfest.com

Performers include: Cosy Sheridan, Annie & The Hedonists, Bob             Amos & Catamount Crossing, Cantrip, Luke Donforth, Norman    Kennedy, Arynn Marshall & Carl Jones, Cajun Double Fiddles, The

Baley-Hazen Boys and more.

August 24-27

>>>The Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival

Litchfield, Maine   ~   www.blisteredfingers.com    

Performers include: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Gibson Brothers,             Band of Ruhks, Nothin’ Fancy, The Baker Family, Zink & Company,            Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Phat Burger Deluxe, The Zolla Boys,     Original Condition, Bluegrass Sing & Jam, Blistered Fingers

August 26-28

>>>American Folk Festival

Bangor, Maine   ~   www.americanfolkfestival.com

Performers include: Michael Cleveland, Nathalie Pires, The East             Pointers, The Western Flyers, The national Women’s Dance Troup of          Sri Lanka and more.         

September 10

>>>The Connecticut Folk Festival

Edgerton Park, New Haven, Connecticut   www.ctfolk.com/festival-2016/

Performers TBA

September 16-18

>>>Fresh Grass Festival

North Adams, Massachusetts   ~ www.freshgrass.com   

Performers include: Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Aoife      O’Donovan, Alison Brown, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mr. Sun, and    more.

September 17 & 18

>>>Grand Point North Music Festival

Burlington, Vermont   ~   www.grandpointnorth.com                                           Performers include: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers,   Iron Eyes Cody and others

September 24 & 25

>>>Portsmouth Maritime Festival

Portsmouth, New Hampshire  www.newenglandfolknetwork.org

Performers include: Great Bay Sailor, Craig Edwards, Cliff Haslam,        The Johnson Girls, Chris Koldewey, London Julie, Dan Milner,    Mudhook, Jean Pauley, Two Old Friends, Jeff Warner and more.