For use until February 4, 2023

Nineteenth Annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival
Friday, February 4 & Saturday, February 5, 2022
Hannah Community Center, East Lansing, Michigan

The Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse and the City of East Lansing are proud to co-produce the Nineteenth Mid-Winter Singing Festival to take place on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2023 at East Lansing's University United Methodist Church (UUMC), 1120 S. Harrison.

On Friday night, singer, song leader and Baltimore native Lea Gilmore will join Singing Festival favorites Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus for one night of high energy community singing.

Saturday afternoon from 11 am - 2 pm, the festival will offer workshops related to community singing led by our Friday night songleaders. 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.

From 2:15 – 3 pm on Saturday there will be an Afternoon Community Sing also led by Lea Gilmore, Mark Dvorak and Joel Mabus.

On Saturday morning at 11 am, there will be a FREE Children's Concert, presented by Mark Dvorak, and sponsored by the City of East Lansing. Kids of all ages are encouraged come to the University United Methodist Church and sing folk songs.

Vaccination cards with ID and masks will be required for all events.

View complete schedule here.

All events will be held at the University United Methodist Church 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.

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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