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Event Series Event Series: Central Ohio Folk Festival

Central Ohio Folk Festival

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Two day event celebrating folk music!
https://www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org/festival.html Saturday May 4
1030-530pm Festival & activities
7-930pm- Arcadian Wild Concert A two day family-friendly festival featuring multiple performing stages presenting an array of upbeat folk/roots/Americana music, kids’ & youth programming, and 30+ music workshops (all levels).

More than 30 hourly concerts on 3 different stages by soloists, duos, and groups, singing and playing guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, harp, and other instruments. You’ll hear a wide range of folk music — bluegrass, old-time, blues, singer-songwriter, Southern roots, Americana, Celtic, and more….songs that often reflect the struggles of everyday people. A giant 1960’s-style folk music community sing-along to open the festival at 11 am Saturday, plus a poignant song circle to close the fest on Sunday.
More than 30 workshops for beginning and advanced musicians alike. Among the topics: songwriting, jamming, playing for social change, the music business, and how to play autoharp, blues guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and other folk instruments.
An area with special music, stories, workshops, and arts/crafts for children. Plus, a perennial favorite — our “instrument petting zoo” to let youngsters handle folk instruments. Festival mascot Darby Duck will also be on hand for the young and young-at-heart.
2 drum circles where everyone, young and old alike, is invited to pound on a drum or other rhythm instrument to a mesmerizing beat.
Expanded Informal jamming by anyone with an instrument or voice. This year will feature 5 jam tents, each with a different thrust: bluegrass, old-time, folk-mix, voices-only, and one encouraging novice jammers.
Saturday, May 4th at 7 pm, our headliner act, The Arcadian Wild, will create musical magic. The Nashville trio describes themselves as genre-bending, since they had roots in alt-rock and punk, but now mix bluegrass, classical, and other genres with tight 3-part vocal harmonies in original songs that defy categorization.

Produced by –– The Columbus Folk Music Society in cooperation with The Metro Parks. Co-sponsored by WCBE 90.5 FM
Meeting location notes: Big Meadows Picnic Area Big Meadows picnic area is at the back of the park. After you enter the park, take the main road down the hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the ROAD on the LEFT. Park in the lot with a playground. Meet near restrooms.


May 5
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)
Lewis Center, OH 43035 United States
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