Sharlot Hall Museum is proud to present 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!
The Folk Arts Musical Festival will be happening this weekend up in the cool pines of this quaint, northern Arizona town. Many very talented artists will be taking part in the festivities. Among them is Patricia Silverberg. Silverberg is describe as a raw, intelligent, powerful folk rock artist with the emotive essences of Natalie Merchant and Tracy Chapman. Poetically profound lyrics teamed with energetic stage presence and percussive guitar styling has made her one of Arizona's most sought after artists.
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.
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.
The Festival officially kicks off on Friday, October 4 with a tribute to the Legendary Songwriters. This stellar concert performance will take place at the historic Elks Opera House beginning at 7 p.m. and will include performances by 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.
Location: Sharlot Hall Museum Prescott, AZ