Florida music, dance, food, crafts and history to be celebrated.
WHITE SPRINGS - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will host the 61st Annual Florida Folk Festival May 24-26 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. May 25 on the banks of the Suwannee River.
The festival has a great line up again this year. Feature performers include the Bellamy Brothers, Ben Prestage, Jubal's Kin, The Currys, Moors & McCumber, Montine Humphries along with many more folk music legends from throughout the Sunshine State.
Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State's Folklife Program. The 2013 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of the lower St. Johns River area.
Since 1953, folk artists have come together for this event. One of the oldest state folk festivals in America will continue a grand tradition of celebrating Florida's land, food, people and diverse cultural heritage. With more than 300 performances by Florida's greatest folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters and musicians of swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music, it is truly an event not to be missed.
For more information, please visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com or www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster or give us a call at 1-877-6FL-FOLK