June 06--The Albuquerque Folk Festival's main focus has been on public participation. This year is no different. The annual event has been going on for 16 years and its goal is to pass on knowledge, skills and traditions to ensure the survival of folk activities -- along with music.
There will be more than a dozen artists performing on four different stages.
Stage performers include Tim O'Brien with Darrell Scott, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Birds of Chicago, Spencer & Rains, the Canote Brothers, Tina Gugeler and many more.
Organizers say there will be a variety of food from local vendors, beer from local breweries, music and dance all day and evening. There also will be a petting zoo and workshops for children and adults, as well as performances, dances, workshops, music jams, crafts and food.
A kick-off concert at 7:30 tonight will be headlined by Claire Lynch, Holy Water and Whiskey. Tickets for this show are $22 at holdmyticket.com or ampconcerts.org or by calling 886-1251.
For more information or to see a full schedule of events, visit abqfolkfest.org.
Albuquerque Folk Festival
WHEN: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 7
WHERE: Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE
HOW MUCH: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, military spouses, college students with ID, $5 children 12-18, free for children under 12
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