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The 46th Kent State Folk Festival Comes to Kent, Sept. 20-22

Posted Sep. 17, 2012
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The five-member group Delhi 2 Dublin will perform a
free concert on Manchester Field on Thursday, Sept. 20,
as part of this year's Kent State Folk Festival.

(Photo provided by Delhi 2 Dublin)

The Kent State Folk Festival kicks off this week with two Thursday concerts. On Sept. 20 at the Kent Campus, Delhi 2 Dublin will whip the crowd into a folk frenzy with their Celtic-Asian meld, while singer/songwriters John Gorka and Tracy Grammer offer a more reflective show at the Kent Stage. Friday night is Folk Alley ‘Round Town with dozens of free performances throughout the city. It’s the one night each to really let your folk flag fly! Fan favorites Over the Rhine and openers Girlyman take over the Kent Stage for Friday’s mainstage performance.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, immerse yourself in music at free workshops open to the entire community. Topics include clog and Russian dancing (with participation), songwriting, instrument styles, the business of music and much more. Workshops have moved into many of the ‘Round Town venues in downtown this year. The 46th Kent State Folk Festival concludes Saturday evening with Legends of Folk featuring singer/songwriters Tom Paxton and John McCuthcheon and the Red Clay Ramblers.

Find the complete schedule – including ‘Round Town and workshop line-ups in the new issue of WKSU Station Break and online at www.KentStateFolkFestival.org. Out at events? Use the hashtag #votefolk for your Tweets and post your pictures to the Kent State Folk Festival Facebook page!