Blue Sky Folk Festival in Kirtland on
Saturday, May 19
. . . where great musicians can connect with new musicians . . .
Blue Sky Folk Fest Great Guitar Raffle
Check out this awesome guitar that could be yours! The guitar will be signed by all of the featured performers at Blue Sky Folk Fest 2012.
It’s a full size Dreadnaught style cutaway guitar with a fantastic blue sunburst finish, professionally setup up by luthier Patrick Podpadec from Wood-n-Strings Guitar Repair Shop. Equipped with a piezo pickup system with active EQ controls, it includes a gig bag, guitar strap, guitar stand and extra set of strings. This guitar is ready to plug in and play with the tone and action like the pros have.
Raffle tickets on sale at Blue Sky May 19. $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.
Music, Music and More Music
Don’t Be Caught Short-Shirted
Pre-order your 2012 Blue Sky t-shirt online and save! Pick it up at the festival May 19. These shirts will sell out!
A Search for Harmony
Four “official” jam sites will be set up at the May 19 Blue Sky for musicians to practice and meet other musicians, but we know from last year that they’ll set up and play anywhere they please.
More Open Mic !
This year we’ve expanded to two stages – featured performers and open mic. The extra stage will give more open mic musicians a chance to shine – hosted by Spoon Too Soon, who will also perform their own brand of back porch roots, folk and country music.
Plan Your Day
Don’t miss your favorite artist. There are workshops and classes too; view our schedule online.
Spend a day soaking up sun* and music – The Blue Sky is truly a family affair. Kids 12 and under come free. Crafty music and art-making, harmonica lessons, spoon lessons (what?!? you’ve never played a spoon?!?), clogging, storytelling, a playground and more . . . plus, mmmmmm, root beer floats, (n)ice cold lemonade, and fantastic fair food.
*tho this festival will be held rain or shine!
But I Just Want to Listen
Absolutely. Sing along, dream a little, listen a lot. No instrument required.
What? Klezmer Music?
What is the Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Orchestra doing at a folk festival? The genre originated in Eastern Europe and the particular form now known as klezmer developed in the United States in the milieu of Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants who arrived between 1880 and 1924. Nope, not bluegrass, not roots music, not country – but it’s still Northeast Ohio folk music, and we thought you’d like this rousing start to the Blue Sky Folk Festival at 11 a.m.
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Blue Sky Folk Festival at East Shore: A Search for Harmony
Saturday, May 19, 2012 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
10848 Chillicothe Rd. (Route 306 just south of Route 6), Kirtland, Ohio 44094