35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
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36th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival
September 26, 2020
The 35th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road in Athens, Georgia. Featured performers for this years’ festival include Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, The Rebecca Sunshine Band, The Moonshine, Crooked Mile, Caroline Aiken Band, the Joe Leone Ensemble, The Skillet Lickers, Eliot Bronson, Adam Klein, Grupo 21, Nina Ricci and Oh Jeremiah.
AND we have got our artists, traditional craft demonstrators food vendors all lined up. Kids activities include music and arts and crafts, as well as the ever-popular dinosaur playground at Sandy Creek Park. It is going to be a fine day in the Park. Make your plans today to join us.
JAMMERS! Folk music is a social art form. We'll have a large tent with chairs set up so you can play all day.
This fun-filled, family-friendly day in the park offers children's activities, traditional arts and crafts demonstration and sales, and good food all day long from 11:00 until dark. Music starts at 11:00 AM with special music for kids and then goes until 8:00 PM with performers on two stages.
Student tickets are $8 and adults are $15. Children under 12 are admitted free. Additional park admission is $2 per person ages 4-64.
The Crooked Mile
The Ladies Homestead Gathering
11:00am Rebecca Sunshine Band
12:00pm The Moonshine
1:00pm Grupo C21
1:45pm Joe Leone Ensemble
2:45pm Crooked Mile
3:45pm Oh Jeremiah
4:45pm The Skillet Lickers
5:45pm Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys
7:15pm Caroline Aiken Band
FIRE CIRCLE STAGE
1:00pm Adam Klein
2:00pm Eliot Bronson
3:00pm Nina Ricci
The Skillet Lickers. Charcoal drawing by Art Rosenbaum, 2019
The North Georgia Folk Festival is produced by volunteers from the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society in partnership with Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services.
Co-Sponsored by Duplicating Systems, Flagpole, Good Dirt Clay Studio, WUGA-FM, RubySue Graphics, LickSkillet Public Relations and the National Ladies Homestead Gathering.
This program has been supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sound by Dan Whittington / Thunder and Lightning Sound
The North Georgia Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in October, 2014. This video, "A Taste of the 2014 North Georgia Folk Festival" by Neil Rosenbaum, features performances by Norman Blake, Bluebilly Grit, and The Skillet Lickers, along with interviews and memories of past performers now gone.
Please contact Tommy Jordan, Festival Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the festival or use the contact form here.