For use until February 3, 2018

Sixteenth Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival
Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing, Michigan

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, MI.

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, Matt Watroba, Mark Dvorak, Joel Mabus, and Frank Youngman.

Saturday afternoon from 10:30-4, the festival will offer 13 workshops, including, "A Conversation with Tom Paxton," hosted by Bob Blackman. 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.

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, playing 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 on Friday night. Matt Watroba, current host of "Folk with Matt Watroba" on WKAR FM 90.5 and streamed on will be the master of ceremonies on Saturday night.

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 or call 517.267.0410.

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