Held each year since 1972, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running festival of its kind in North America.
Kerrville, Texas (PRWEB) June 05, 2014
The Kerrville Folk Festival third and final weekend June 6 – 8 features Steve Forbert, Jeff Black, Harpeth Rising, Eliza Gilkyson, Zoe Lewis, Billy Jonas, Eliza Gilkyson, Jimmy Lafave, Albert & Gage, Chuck Pyle, Bobby Bridger, David Amram & The Amigos and Larry Joe Taylor.
Rod Kennedy, the Founder and Producer of the Kerrville Folk Festival for 31 years passed on April 14, 2014. On the final Sunday afternoon, June 8 from 1 - 3PM at the Threadgill Theater there is a Rod Kennedy Life Celebration. It will be hosted by Butch Morgan for folks to share a song or a story about Rod or the Festival he created and how their lives have been changed by knowing him or being a part of the Festival, which is in its 43rd year.
The Festival is at Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles south of the Texas Hill Country resort community of Kerrville. Held each year since 1972, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running festival of its kind in North America. Over the years it has become known internationally as a Mecca for singer songwriters of varying musical styles… a place where those just beginning to develop their skills have the opportunity to play their music alongside those who are masters. Emerging songwriters as well as teachers are drawn to the festival’s many learning opportunities, such as the 34th Annual Songwriters School, the Roots / Blues Guitar Workshop, Harmonica Workshop, Ukulele Workshop, Capo Workshops, a Music Law Panel Discussion, and the 13th Annual Professional Development Program for Teachers.
There’s truly something for everyone at this festival, from camping, campfire jam sessions, concerts and activities for kids, “Ballad Tree” song sharing sessions, Hill Country bike rides and canoe trips on the Guadalupe to Sunday Folk Song Services, Saturday Shabbat Services and much more. This is one musical celebration that must not be missed! A complete festival schedule, information and tickets can be found at http://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org or by calling the festival office at (830) 257-3600. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40 depending on the particular day and are available at the gate. Campground Access and Parking Lot fees are included in the ticket price.
The Kerrville Folk Festival is owned by the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the support of emerging songwriters and folk music in all its forms.
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If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dalis Allen, please call the Festival Production Office at (830) 257-3600 or e-mail info(at)kerrville-music(dot)com.