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Philadelphia Folk Festival

For its momentous 47th edition unfolding August 15-17 at the Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, PA, the organizers of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, not
content to rest on their comfortable artistic laurels, decided to reinvent the longest continuously running U.S. festival of its kind, and brought in Point Entertainment's Rich Kardon and Jesse Lundy to shake things up a bit.

The result is sure to be the definitive musical event of the summer; a panoply of both superstars and rising stars joining together for a new interpretation of this three-day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary music, dance, crafts, camping, and children's activities.

"Our core audience has continued to age, " said WXPN-FM DJ Gene Shay,host of the 47-year-old event and the godfather of the Philadelphia Folk scene, "...even though we have a tradition to uphold, it has to get younger
to survive." Kardon and Lundy have introduced a different aesthetic with the intention to open the door to a new crop of dedicated Folk Festival devotees.

Among the top attractions at the 47th annual PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL are Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, The Felice Brothers, Great Big Sea, Kathy
Mattea, Compadres (Oscar Lopez and James Keelaghan), The Lee Boys,Beausoleil, Jake Shimabukuro, Kimya Dawson, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Espers, Terrance Simien, Hoots & Hellmouth, David Massengill, The Refugees, Vinx, The Strangelings, Tempest, Trout Fishing in America, and Ryan Montbleau.

Longtime Folk Festival favorites such as Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Al Stewart, and Tom Paxton will also take the Main Stage. In all, more than 50 folk, blues, alt-country, bluegrass, indie folk-rock, world, and roots artists will be providing more than 55 hours of music from new and innovative to traditional and time-honored. One thing is for sure, this is not your father's Folk Festival, but he will definitely want to be there!

The campground at the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL is considered the Ultimate Folk Festival Experience. Settle into the "40-acre living room" where jamming and camaraderie is shared; where friendships and memories are made that will last a lifetime. Exclusive to All-Festival Camping Ticket holders, there will be a Thursday Night Concert on the Camp Stage where legendary World Cafe host David Dye will welcome two unique musical guests, alt-country-rock siblings,

The Felice Brothers, and singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson, recently heard
on the Juno soundtrack, for an evening of enlightened conversation and
phenomenal music. This distinctive setting is sure to provide an experience
you won't soon forget. Be a part of history: this concert will be recorded for future broadcast.





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