Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona presents the 35th Annual Folk Music Festival this coming October 5th and 6th. This festival has become a major event for fans of traditional, roots and Americana music. A mix of performances, workshops and opportunities to participate in the fun makes this an event not to miss!
This year’s performances will be comprised of over 150 artists from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and other states, all making music on four separate stages throughout the shady Museum grounds. Music lovers will appreciate the feeling of having a “backstage pass” at this event as musicians mingle with their audiences and participate in impromptu jam sessions. Food vendors and workshops will round out the weekend. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. each day, with performances taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to this event is just $8 for those 16 years of age and older or $6 for Museum members. Children ages 15 and under are free. (Please note that due to a discrepancy in the Member newsletter and other media, incorrect pricing may be listed elsewhere. We apologize for this error.)
The Festival officially kicks off on Friday, October 4 with a tribute to the Legendary Songwriters. This stellar concert performance at the historic Elks Opera House will honor such musical greats as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Townes Van Zandt and many others beginning at 7 p.m. Performers will include Joe Bethancourt, Beth Fitchet Wood, the Close Enough String Band, Gary “Dr. K” Kaplowitz, Greg LaCosse, J.C. and Laney, Manzanita Road, the Mexican Beaded Lizard Band, Sharlot Hall Generations, Terry Berrett, Tom Munch and more. Tickets to Legendary Songwriters are $15. For tickets, call 928-777-1370 or visit www.elksoperahouse.com.
For further information on this year’s Folk Music Festival, look for the newspaper flyer about the Festival at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and other places around town, or call 928-445-3122.