The 46th Kent State Folk Festival Comes to Kent, Sept. 20-22Posted Sep. 10, 2012
Workshops move to downtown venues
The 46th Kent State Folk Festival once again lays claim to its autumnal residency with concerts and events lined up from Thursday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 22. The Kent Stage hosts concerts each night with Folk Alley ‘Round Town driving up the musical temperature throughout Kent on Friday and a big move downtown for the free Saturday workshops.
The folk frenzy kicks off with two main stage shows on Thursday, Sept. 20. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. On Manchester Field at Kent State University, Delhi 2 Dublin brings a raucous international flavor to the stage. With a mix of Celtic, Bhangra percussion and Asian spice, the five members of Delhi 2 Dublin twist multiple genres into a high-energy stage show that has been an international hit at summer festivals, bringing audience members to their feet wherever they go. This concert is presented in conjunction with Kent State University’s Center for Student Involvement.
The line-up for the 46th Kent State Folk Festival (all concerts at The Kent Stage unless otherwise noted):
Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.: Delhi 2 Dublin (Manchester Field at Kent State University) – FREE
Thursday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m.: John Gorka and Tracy Grammer – $21
Friday, Sept. 21, (various times): Folk Alley ‘Round Town (35 venues throughout Kent) – FREE
Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m.: Over the Rhine with Girlyman – $26
Saturday, Sept. 22, noon-5 p.m.: Workshops (nine venues throughout Kent) – FREE
Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m.: Legends of Folk featuring Tom Paxton, The Red Clay Ramblers and John McCutcheon – $43 gold circle, $30 reserved
Tickets are now on sale for all Kent State Folk Festival concerts and are available at the Kent Stage by phone at 888-718-4253 or online at www.TheKentStage.com. The Kent Stage is located at 175 E. Main St. in downtown Kent, and the box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. The festival website – www.KentStateFolkFestival.org - offers artist bios and videos, along with the complete list of free Folk Alley ‘Round Town performances and Community Workshops at venues throughout the city of Kent.
Festival support is provided by Kent State University, the City of Kent, Cascade Auto Group, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Audio-Technica, Lehman’s, PARTA and Dominion East Ohio.