36th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
The 36th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is going virtual this year.
After 35 years of having our annual homecoming North Georgia Folk Festival in the hills of Athens, Georgia, we couldn’t let the COVID-19 crisis keep us down. So we decided to have the festival as a virtual event featuring music, art and storytelling – just as we usually do.
The event is a series of three episodes on YouTube and is offered free of charge. All donations are welcomed though….
Details at http://www.NorthGeorgiaFolkFestival.org
36th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival – The Virtual (and International) Event on YouTube
Episode 1: Music, Art and Storytelling
Aired on Saturday, September 26, 2020 @8:00pm EST (GMT-4)
Direct Link: https://youtu.be/dK9kWtXcsQ8
Episode 2: More Music, Art and Storytelling
Aired on Saturday, October 3, 2020 @8:00pm EST (GMT-4)
Direct Link: https://youtu.be/zO8IJs0JZco
Episode 3: Sing My Troubles By
Aired on Saturday, October 10, 2020 @8:00pm EST (GMT-4)
A special showing of “Sing My Troubles By” – a documentary by Neil Rosenbaum honoring older Georgia women who continue to perform the gospel, blues, mountain music and ballad traditions they grew up with.
Direct Link: https://youtu.be/yn6Wz-6WtTM
Here’s the general link! YouTube #NGFF_20
Last years festival was a totally great day!
35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, Georgia
The 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
Featured performers for this years’ festival include Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Oh Jeremiah,
Caroline Aiken Band, Joe Leone Ensemble, The Skillet Lickers, Grupo C21, Nina Ricci, Eliot Bronson, and Adam Klein.
AND we are getting our artists, traditional craft demonstrators food vendors all lined up. Kids activities include music and arts and crafts, as well as the ever-popular dinosaur playground at Sandy Creek Park. It is going to be a fine day in the Park. Make your plans today to join us.
2019 Food Vendors: Aunt Jack’s P-Nut Shack, Damunchiezz, Eno’s Baked, Grammy’s Kitchen, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Kathy’s Family Secrets, Mama Bird’s Granola, La Michoacana Es Natural Ice Cream Truck, Rashe’s Cuisine, Skye Burger and Your Pie.
2019 Demonstrators/Artists/Vendors: Rebecca Gilliard, Beth Kelley Zorbanos, Ladies homestead Gathering of Athens-Clarke County, Isabel Casalino-King, Chelsea Born, Garrett Ceramics, Rockdaughter Design, Mam Bird’s Granola, Nature’s Harmony Guitars, Paul Bendzunas, Grands Designs Woodwork, Katy’s Face Painting, Whimsical Art by Vanda Guthrie, Farmington Herbals, Bear Hollow Zoo, Sandy Creek Nature Center
11:00am Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:00pm The Moonshine
1:00pm Grupo C21
1:45pm Joe Leone Ensemble
2:45pm Crooked Mile
3:45pm Oh Jeremiah
4:45pm The Skillet Lickers
5:45pm Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys
7:15pm Caroline Aiken Band
FIRE CIRCLE STAGE
1:00pm Adam Klein
2:00pm Eliot Bronson
3:00pm Nina Ricci
Sound provided by Thunder and Lightning Sound
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Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.
*** This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
*** The Folk Festival is co-sponsored by Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services
*** Poster and program printing by Duplicating Systems, Inc, Athens, GA
*** Tee Shirts printed by RubySue Graphics, Athens, GA