use until February 3, 2018
Sixteenth Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival
Friday, February 2 &
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hannah Community Center,
The Ten Pound
Fiddle Coffeehouse and the City
of East Lansing are proud to co-produce
the Sixteenth Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival to take place
on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3, 2018 at East
Lansing's Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing,
On Friday night, Tom Paxton, with Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will headline the festival.
Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters will begin the show.
Prior to the Friday concert, from 5:30-6:30, Bruce Molsky and his band will lead an Old-Time music jam. Purchase a Friday night ticket to join the jam.
On Saturday night, a huge Community Sing will be lead by festival songleading favorites, Robert Jones, May Erlewine, Mark Dvorak, Joel Mabus,
and Frank Youngman.
Saturday afternoon from noon-4, the festival will offer 10-12 workshops. Six to eight workshops will be related to community singing and four to six will highlight instruments and performance. Song sheets for each singing workshop
will be given out by the presenter. No need to pre-register! Just
come to the Community Center, purchase a $20 workshop wristband,
pick workshops that interest you, pop into the rooms, and enjoy! (18 and under and all students are free to all workshops.) View workshop schedule here afer 12/1.
On Saturday morning at 11 am, there will be
a FREE Children's Concert, presented by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and sponsored by the City of East Lansing. Kids of all ages are encouraged come to the Hannah Community
Center and sing folk songs.
Under this wider umbrella of programming, even more fans of acoustic music can enjoy a full weekend of singing, dancing and incredible performances. View complete schedule here.
All events will be held at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
Bob Blackman, former host of "The
Folk Tradition" on WKAR FM 90.5 and frequent host of Ten Pound
Fiddle concerts, will be master of ceremonies.
Inspired by Pete and Toshi Seeger's highly popular Circle of Song
tent at the Hudson River Clearwater Festival, the Community Sing at the festival
is designed for folk music lovers to be able to sing great songs
with each other. Lyrics for the songs sung at the Community
Sing will be passed out.
The Ten Pound Fiddle
Concert Series is the producer of the Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival. For further details, including
workshop schedules, ticket information, and maps, visit www.singingfestival.com or call