Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Raccoon County Music Festival

on Saturday,  August 16

Beautful weather, beautiful music and dance -- what a day we had!

In fact, we hope you had so much fun that you will return next year!

 

Photos from the festival

have been uploaded to our Raccoon County Music Festival Facebook page

Check them out!    

 

 

 

 

 

RACCOON COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

 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

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

for August 16, 2014 were:

 

Main Stage 

 

Ray and Kate Ritchie -- Folk Songs

The Polka Pirates -- Polka

Young and Blue -- Bluegrass

Kristine Jackson -- Blues

Bill Schmidt and Friends -- Old Time

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

 

Square Dance with caller Lynn Frederick and 

the house old-time players

 

Church Stage 

 

The Family Dog -- Folk and Original Songs

The Whitehouse Brothers -- Old-Time

The Five Islands -- Early Calypso

Tina Bergmann and Bryan Thomas -- Hammered Dulcimer & Bass

Sacred Harp with Penny Anderson -- Traditional Appalachian Singing

 

Workshops

 

ROAM -- Blues Guitar & Song Writing Workshop for Kids 

Mark Olitsky -- Beginning Old-Time Banjo

                        Advanced Old-Time Banjo

   Rick Campbell -- Beginning Bluegrass Banjo

Laura Lewis Kovak -- Clogging

 

Bill Kennedy --  host of WCSB Radio's "Sweeney Astray" -- Main Stage Emcee 

Dave Fisher -- T-Shirt Artist for 2014 

 

 

 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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