The Washington Folk Festival at historic Glen Echo Park is back for its 40th year. This free festival will run from 12 noon to 7 pm rain-or-shine on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.
The Festival is a celebration of the many cultural traditions that are a part of our Greater Washington community. This year’s Festival will again provide a wide array of American blues, bluegrass, old-time string bands, contemporary singer-songwriters, gospel, western swing including Seth Keibel and Flo, the Backroads Band, Shenandoah Run, the Fuss, Archie’s Barbershop Blues, the Culkin School of Irish Dance, and Joe Uehlein and the U-liners. The Festival also features music, dance and song from the many international cultures represented in the DMV area including Trio Sefardi, the Washington Toho Koto Ensemble, Furla Flamenco, Chinese Lion Dance, and Halau Ho'omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i hula dancers. There will also be storytellers and a craft market place and much more. With over 85 hours of performances on six stages, there is something for everyone at the Washington Folk Festival.
More information is available at washingtonfolkfestival.org. The Washington Folk Festival is produced by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, in partnership with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.
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