RACCOON COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

August 15, 2015  -  NOON TO 8PM

 

  

 AT

 

 GEAUGA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 CENTURY VILLAGE MUSEUM

14653 East Park Street

(South end of Burton Square)

(Rt. 168 & Rt. 87)

Burton, Ohio 44021

440 834 1492

 

 

Admission:  $10 for 13 Years and Older

$4 for 6 - 12 Years

Free for 5 Years and Under

 

 

2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


 

MAIN STAGE

 

The Polka Pirates -- Polka 

 

The Portersharks -- Irish

 

The SpYder Stompers & Sister Sugar Pie -- Pre- War Country Blues

 

Free-Range Pickin’ -- Bluegrass

 

Mariachi Santa Cecilia -- Mariachi

 

Acadian Driftwood -- Cajun

 

Square Dance -- with caller Lynn Frederick & the house old-time players


 

 

CHURCH STAGE

 

New Orleans Jazz Ensemble

 

Wallace Coleman’s Blues Folk -- Blues

 

Pete McDonald -- Children’s Songs

 

The Five Islands -- Eclectic Traditional Music

 

The Whitehouse Brothers -- Old-Time

 

Sacred Harp -- Traditional Appalachian Singing

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

  Laura Lewis Kovac --Clogging

 

 Mark Olitsky -- Beginning Old-Time Banjo

 

 Rick Campbell -- Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

 

 

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Kite Flying

 

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Bill Kennedy  --  Host of WCSB Radio’s Sweeney Astray --  Main Stage Emcee

 

Jeremy Wohlken -- Tee Shirt Artist

 


 

 Historical Village Buildings & Crossroads Museum Store Open

Spontaneous Jamming -- Start a Jam and Play all Day

Food for Sale (but you can bring your own, too)

Bring Chairs or Blankets

 

 

 

 

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FESTIVAL MISSION:   To showcase performers of traditional folk music common to America, including old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, blues, and more and to bring together the essential supporters of American roots music in a historic beautiful setting.

 

EVENT DETAILS: Local and regional musicians will perform traditional folk music common to America in a continuous series of concerts throughout the day on one main stage beginning at noon.     Workshops/performances will take place in the old church. There will be a square dance to end the festivities. Everybody is welcome to dance - no experience necessary. All dances will be taught on the spot. The dance will run from approximately 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. In addition to excellent music and historical exhibits, there will be activities for children. Food, refreshments, CDs from the performers, and festival t-shirts will be available for purchase. And as always, musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. Spontaneous jamming is strongly encouraged.  Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! If it rains, the event will take place inside, so don’t let any wet weather scare you away!

 

 

 

 

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